Network Blueprint for Capacity Planning

Figure 14-1 serves as the basis for this case study. It represents the different components of a service provider network from a high-level perspective:

  • Provider edge (PE) routers connected to the core network

  • Customer edge (CE) routers connected to the customers

  • Multiple points of presence (PoP) composed of PE and CE routers

  • Server farms or data centers

  • A core network connecting all the pieces to an intranet

  • Different BGP routers (numbered from 1 to 4) for the Internet connections via different providers and the BGP Autonomous Systems (AS) (displayed by AS1 through AS5).

Figure 14-1. Network Blueprint

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Part II: Implementations on the Cisco Devices