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Industrial and Transportation Validated Designs (CVDs)

A Network foundation to Optimize Operations

Implement Cisco validated industrial and transportation network architectures to meet the needs of operations, and IT.  These design and implementation guides are tested and validated reference architectures which provide the core network foundation to help reduce risk and successfully deploy today’s top automation platforms and Industrial IoT solutions.

Featured reference and design guides

Network Management CRD

This Cisco Reference Design covers industrial network management for operations teams using Industrial Network Director

CPwE Plantwide Resiliency

Improve uptime and application availability with a more resilient industrial Ethernet network.

First Responder CRD

The CRD for First Responder Fleets provides a system design for service delivery and support for emergency responder vehicle fleets.

Find design guides for industry-specific systems and architectures.

Industry Solution Design Guide Description
Cities and Communities Cisco Kinetic for Cities Urban Mobility-Crowd Cisco Kinetic for Cities (CKC), which is a purpose-built Cisco Kinetic platform, is Cisco’s IoT solution for Smart Cities that addresses various city digitization programs. Cisco Kinetic for Cities Starter Solutions are bundles or packages that help customers to get started quickly with limited budgets.
Manufacturing Connected Factory - HA Seamless Redundancy in the Factory Network This High-Availability Seamless Redundancy in the Factory Network Cisco Validated Design (CVD) provides a tested and validated architecture to deploy HSR in ring topologies in the factory Cell/Area zone, which is the area where the IACS and end devices (Levels 0-2) connect to the network. This document guides the reader through the high-level technology and architecture.
Manufacturing Connected Factory-CPwE Solution to assist manufacturers seeking to integrate or upgrade their Industrial Automation and Control System (IACS) networks to standard Ethernet and IP networking technologies.
Manufacturing Connected Factory - PROFINET Solution for PROFINET-based industrial environments to integrate Cisco Industrial Ethernet switches into the automation network.
Manufacturing Connected Factory - CC-Link IE Solution for CC-Link IE-based industrial environments to integrate Cisco Industrial Ethernet switches into the automation network.
Manufacturing Connected Machine Enable rapid and repeatable machine connectivity, providing business improvements such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and machine monitoring.
Manufacturing Connected Factory - Network Management for Operational Technology Discusses the use of Cisco's Industrial Network Director application for monitoring industrial network assets and discovering automation devices within the context of the Connected Factory solution.
Oil & Gas Connected Pipeline - Control Center Secure, virtualized Control Center design for Oil & Gas pipeline operators, including secure remote access and operational support
Oil & Gas Connected Pipeline - Operational Telecoms Best practice, secure, design guidance for Oil & Gas pipeline wide area networks and pipeline station networks. This includes networks between Control Centers, from Control Centers to pipeline stations, between pipeline stations, and inside pipeline stations
Oil & Gas Connected Refinery and Processing Facility Best practice, secure design guidance leveraging industrial wireless and mobility for next generation refining and processing
Transportation Connected Rail This document provides details about the test topology, relevant feature configuration, and deployment of this solution. It is meant to be representative of a deployed solution and not all-inclusive for every feature presented. It will assist deploying solutions faster by showing an end-to-end configuration along with relevant explanations.
Transportation Connected Rail This Solution Overview is a high level overview of the Cisco® Connected Rail Solution for railways and other mobile transit environments.
Transportation Connected Rail The document covers the solution design and best practice recommendations from Cisco for Connected Rail deployments, including the Connected Train, Connected Trackside, and Connected Station subsystems.
Transportation Connected Mass Transit Design Guide for securely connecting disparate transit systems to create a converged IP network infrastructure.
Transportation Connected Mass Transit Implementation Guide for securely connecting disparate transit systems to create a converged IP network infrastructure.
Transportation Connected Roadways Design and best practice recommendations for a scalable and resilient multi-service transport infrastructure for any size and scale of deployment.
Transportation First Responder Fleet This Cisco Reference Design for First Responder Fleet deployments provides a comprehensive and converged communications infrastructure and application framework to enable the deployment of multiple services for First Responder Fleets.
Utilities GridBlock Reference Model GridBlocks architecture for forward-looking integration of the electrical grid with a digital communications network.
Utilities Field Area Networks A two-tier architecture that supports Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation, and work force automation.
Utilities Field Area Network 2.0 This Cisco Connected Utilities Field Area Network 2.0 Design and Implementation Guide provides a comprehensive explanation of the Cisco Smart Grid Field Area Network system design for Cisco Connected Grid Mesh (CG-Mesh) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with the Cisco Industrial Operations Kit (IOK).
Utilities Distribution Automation Enhance monitoring, control, automation, and management of the medium-voltage (MV) and low-voltage (LV) grids, from the distribution substation to the meters.
Utilities Substation Automation and Utility WAN Solutions that comply with industry standards such as IEC 61850 and IEEE 1613, providing a reliable and secure communications network.
Utilities Substation Security Meet the challenging and evolving needs of grid operators and their control systems, while meeting regulatory compliance mandates such as NERC CIP in North America.
Utilities Virtual RTU The Virtual Remote Terminal Unit (Remote RTU) is an application on the Cisco IR809 Router, which can be deployed as a secondary substation router in the Europe region or as a distribution automation gateway in the North America region.

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