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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-16

You can use the Planning Tool to design your topology, including identifying the components in your topology, fully qualified domain names (FQDNs), IP addresses, and other information. After you specify the information in the Planning Tool, you can use it to automatically create a Microsoft Visio diagram of your topology, as well as to export the topology for use with Topology Builder. The use of the Planning Tool is optional. However, using it can simplify the planning and deployment processes because the information you export from it to Topology Builder automatically populates much of the information that Topology Builder requires for deployment of components.

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