Other network features may 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 or defense vertical markets.

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