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Network Layout Within a Site

Start your site layout with a drawing of your logical network. Each network segment corresponds to a physical location. For example, one segment can serve a building or a floor in a building. After you determine your network's logical layout, draw diagrams that show the physical location of each network segment.

Within your site, one or more protocols can be routed between every segment of your network. All servers must have at least one protocol in common. Servers can communicate with each other by using protocols that are different from those used for client communication, as shown in the following illustration: