Using available tools, system designers collect data on the network to assess network readiness.
Tasks for data collection and analysis include:
•Perform an infrastructure analysis—By obtaining floor plans and campus maps, including utilities and conduit systems, deficiencies in infrastructure can be identified.
•Perform a software gap analysis—Do a software gap analysis to address network management tools for the IP network.
•Perform initial traffic analysis—Collect data on all potential converged infrastructure traffic flows. Use station message detail recording (SMDR) and billing records to determine legacy call volumes and use network management tools to collect key statistics on your IP data network.