Using the project plan that was developed in the Plan phase, your team should have enough information to develop a detailed design for each site and the entire network. The network design should contain, at a minimum:
•Routing and switching component connectivity
•Software applications and configurations for routers and switches
•Power and environment
For each site, in addition to the above, your design should include telephone circuitry, equipment racks with cabinet locations, and layouts. Each site should have a design that encompasses your network call processing, conferencing, and messaging requirements. The design should be scalable for future growth.
For specific deployment steps, see Deployment Methodology in the Cisco Unified Communications System Description for enterprise and midmarket.
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Before You Begin
Review Solution Reference Network Design (SRND) documents and design tools. Gather requirements and data, which can include:
•Business and system requirements
•Capacity (bandwidth) requirements
•Site survey and proposal from the project plan
When You Are Done
The main deliverable of the Design phase is the detailed design:
•Network diagrams (see Network Topology Diagrams for editable Microsoft Visio network drawings)
•Bill of materials
Major Concepts and Tasks in This Process
Go directly to the main design concepts and tasks: