Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) is a collection of architected, tested, and validated designs. The testing and validation follow the Cisco ® Validated Design (CVD) and Cisco Reference Design (CRD) methodologies. The content of CPwE, which is relevant to both operational technology (OT) and informational technology (IT) disciplines, consists of documented architectures, best practices, guidance, and configuration settings to help industrial operations and OEMs achieve the design and deployment of a scalable, reliable, secure, and future-ready plant-wide or site-wide industrial network infrastructure. CPwE can also help industrial operations and OEMs achieve cost reduction benefits using proven designs that can facilitate quicker deployment while helping to minimize risk in deploying new technology. CPwE is brought to market through an ecosystem consisting of Cisco, Panduit, and Rockwell Automation emergent from the strategic alliance between Cisco Systems and Rockwell Automation.
Deploying Parallel Redundancy Protocol within a Converged Plantwide Ethernet Architecture CVD (CPwE PRP), which is documented in this Design and Implementation Guide (DIG), outlines several use cases for designing and deploying PRP throughout a plant-wide or site-wide Industrial Automation and Control System (IACS) network infrastructure. CPwE PRP highlights the key IACS application requirements, technology, and supporting design considerations to help with the successful design and deployment of these specific use cases within the CPwE framework. CPwE PRP was architected, tested, and validated by Cisco Systems and Rockwell Automation with assistance by Panduit.
This document is composed of the following chapters and appendices.