This session is an introduction to LAN design and deployment best practices covered in the Campus Wired LAN design and deployment guides - part of the Cisco Validated Design (CVD) body of work. LAN deployments from single switch remote sites to large multi-building campuses are detailed. Cisco Validated Design is a framework for design guidance based on common use cases, along with technology design guides focusing on deployment details, including products and best practices, accelerating the adoption of technology. The session discusses the consistent enablement of capabilities such as high availability, quality of service, multicast, and security across a range of Cisco LAN platforms. Also included are the decision criteria that can help an organization choose between platforms.
The cornerstones of the approach and techniques discussed in this session are real-world use cases, prescriptive design guidance, and modular architectural components. Though introductory, attendees for this session will benefit from an understanding of LAN switching and routing fundamentals for a brief exploration of some intermediate topics.