Create a highly secure, flexible, virtualization-ready data center foundation. (PDF - 5.5 MB)
Cisco Validated Designs for data center networking provide best practices for addressing the challenges you may face as you grow your data center infrastructure. They will help you:
Learn about Cisco Validated Designs for enterprise data centers. (PDF - 2 MB)
Cisco Validated Designs provide system designs based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design to help ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.
These Cisco Validated Design guides describe the best practices for building an enterprise data center:
Cisco Validated Profile (CVP) guides provide coverage details for:
These are tested by Cisco as complete systems.
The Cisco Validated Design guides below have been superseded by newer guides. This archive is maintained as a convenient reference for organizations that have implemented the designs in these older guides. For new implementations, we strongly recommend that you use the most recent guides.