The complete guide to using testing to reduce risk and downtime in advanced enterprise networksUnderstand why, when, and how you should test your network
Use testing to discover critical network design flaws
Incorporate structured systems testing into enterprise architecture strategy
Utilize testing to improve decision-making throughout the network lifecycle
Develop an effective testing organization and lab facility
Choose and use test services providers
Scope, plan, and manage network test assignments
nLeverage the best commercial, free, and IOS test tools
Successfully execute test plans, including crucial low-level details
Minimize the equipment required to test large-scale networks
Identify gaps in network readiness
Validate and refine device configurations
Certify new hardware, operating systems, and software features
Test data center performance and scalability
Leverage test labs for hands-on technology training
Testing has become crucial to meeting enterprise expectations of near-zero network downtime. Enterprise Network Testing is the first comprehensive guide to all facets of enterprise network testing. Cisco enterprise consultants Andy Sholomon and Tom Kunath offer a complete blueprint and best-practice methodologies for testing any new network system, product, solution, or advanced technology.
Sholomon and Kunath begin by explaining why it is important to test and how network professionals can leverage structured system testing to meet specific business goals. Then, drawing on their extensive experience with enterprise clients, they present several detailed case studies. Through real-world examples, you learn how to test architectural “proofs of concept,” specific network features, network readiness for use, migration processes, security, and more.
Enterprise Network Testing contains easy-to-adapt reference test plans for branches, WANs/MANs, data centers, and campuses. The authors also offer specific guidance on testing many key network technologies, including MPLS/VPN, QoS, VoIP, video, IPsec VPNs, advanced routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP), and Data Center Fabrics.
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Publisher: Cisco Press
Page Count (est.): 599
Pub Date: 4/13/2011