Overview: You have just been hired at a large company, OutSource IT Inc., as a Network Administrator. You are being tasked with creating a network for this new incoming customer . As part of your responsibilities you will need to plan, purchase, acquire, build, document & support the effort from end to end for this particular customer.
· CustomerABC is a financially based company that requires OutSource IT expertise.
· The customer is a 24x7 client that requires access to the data you will manage.
· The customer signed a contract with OutSource for Disaster Recovery related services.
· The customer is a public owned company.
· There are facilities already in place to house the hardware. Both facilities are Tier1. Power, Air Conditioning & UPS are already in place. So you don’t need to worry about the facilities, only concern yourself with the new customer network configurations.
· PRD is the name Production facility. DRC is the Disaster Recovery facility
· CustomerABC’s size & processing requirements are significant.
· The customer is interested in using the newly designed OutSource’s Public Facing Web-based product
· Select a Network infrastructure that is geared for the Financial Industry
· Evaluate hardware options to support the new network configuration
· Evaluate software solutions to support the new network configuration
· Create a report outlining your objectives for the project. This report is to be geared toward Management. High Level report only
· Create a Change Control of all of the configurations & installations you will perform. This is to be geared toward a technical audience. This Change Control, should detail the steps you would take to implement the network’s hardware & software infrastructure to the existing Corporate network.
· The change should use best practices & be scripted so that other Network Administrators could follow this plan in your absence.
· Provide Visio or flowcharts that accomplish the following:
o High Level diagram of the equipment & network
o Any diagrams that may describe any specialized networking or networking administrational work. i.e. Disaster Recovery network
o Possibly assemble them into a type of white paper in .pdf format & assemble all of these documents into this reader file.
Company Policies (OutSource Inc.)
· Use “best practices” in all of the work you do.
· Use the corporate “change control” model for installation & configuration of the solution you will provide to the customer.
Networking: The network for OutSouce IT Inc. is maintained by the Network Team, which you are now part of. As we proceed thru the Networking Lessons you’ll be able to construct a fictional network of addresses to use in your project (e.g. for the diagrams). Assume that Outsource will require the use of protocols ssh, nfs; software applications like email, Also include interoperability with Linux based computers or mainframes.
o High Level report to Management (listing costs & description of hardware & software)
o Any diagrams describing your Network layout of both PRD & DRC facilities & how they communicate with one another.
o How the CustomerABC will connect to this new Corporate network.
o Any report that describes the system administration work required to maintain the network.
o Change Control with all of the Commands that you would use to build this.
o Suggestion, assemble these in a .pfd format type white paper.
Change Control Example:
Title of Change:
Estimated End Date/Time:
Type of Change: (Hardware or Software)
Description of Change
Change Test Plan:
Change Rollback Plan:
Actual results of Change:
|Due By (Pacific Time)||05/10/2013 12:00 am|
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