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 9  Chapter 1001: Networking in the Real World

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I  Concepts & Terms Required - Chapter 1001

The process of critical thinking is vital to network operations. In the perfect world, everything would be ready when you asked for it and it would be delivered exactly as you ordered it. Capital considerations would not be an issue, since you would have all the money you need, and everything would be free anyway. You wouldn’t have to consider interruption of users’ workflow, when considering the install or upgrade, and everything would fit exactly perfectly, the first time.

Welcome to planet earth. This means that everything you have read in the previous paragraph is a big lie and you must consider all of these events as real factors waiting for you. As the saying goes, “the best laid plans of mice and men, surely go asunder.” In this segment, you will consider first the design, then the installation of the new network or upgrade of a legacy system.

In this final chapter, we’ll look at some real-world considerations in the life cycle of a network. First, we look at some aspects of network design and planning. Then, we move into implementation – actually installing and configuring the network. Then, we look at support and maintenance activities that will help keep your network functioning well.

Finally, we look at troubleshooting network problems that may occur, and present a general troubleshooting strategy that is useful as a structured approach to diagnosing and solving network problems. Here are the specific areas covered in this chapter:

  • Applying Patches and upgrades

  • Environmental Factors

  • Installation considerations

  • Maintenance History

  • Maintenance Schedule

  • Monitoring functionality

  • Network Design considerations

  • Popular hardware components outside of networking

  • Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Strategy

  • Vendor diagnostics

  • Visual inspections and walk through
Definitions You Need To Know

Diagnostics
Fixes
Flashes
Knowledgebase
Maintenance
Patches
Technical Bulletins
Technical Support
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Trouble Calls
Troubleshooting
Upgrades


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