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What are three forces making the traditional design approach less appropriate for many of today's networks?
1. Rapid change of computer technology
2. Network traffic growing rapidly
3. Balance of cost has changed dramatically
What are the 3 phases of the building block approach?
1. Needs analysis
2. Technology design
3. Cost assessment
What is the object of needs analysis?
To produce a logical network design
Once identified, network requirements should be organized into:
mandatory requirements
desirable requirements
wish list requirements
What are 2 decisions in designing network circuits and devices?
1. Deciding on the fundamental technology and protocols
2. Choosing the capacity each circuit will operate at
What are the 4 main areas of network management?
1. Configuration Management
2. Performance and fault management
3. End user support
4. Cost management
What are 2 common configuration activities?
1. Adding and deleting user accounts
2. Updating software on client computers
What are 3 activities related to performance management?
1. Policy-based management
2. Server load balancing
3. Service-level agreements
What are 3 areas of end user support?
1. Resolving network problems
2. Resolving software problems
3. Training
What are the 5 steps to reducing network costs?
1. Develop standard hardware and software configurations for client computers
2. Automate as much of the network as possible
3. Reduce installation costs of new hardware and software by working with vendors
4. Centralize help desk
5. Move to thin client architectures
What are 3 fundamentally different types of network management software?
1. Device management software
2. System management software
3. Application management software