Other network features might affect the deployment design. Consider the following questions when gathering information on the network:

  • Does the organization require failover capabilities in network software?

  • Is there an “out-of-band” network just for management information? For example, are certain ethernet ports just for management information? This is typical with some deployments in the financial and military/defense vertical markets.

  • Who will use the Global Console and what are their needs? Who will be the operators and administrators? What are their access privileges? What network availability and performance information do they need to view?

  • What are the issues related to network latency, bandwidth, and speed available for network management traffic?