Touchstone Task 1: Planning a Network
Review the scenario and client expectations about Greenfield Properties.
Based on the information provided by the client, answer the following questions in 2-4 sentences each. Be sure to explain your answers in detail.
How many employees will the new company have, and how many total devices, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones? (Ref: Touchstone Scenario)
What network architecture will be used: client/server or peer-to-peer? Why? (Ref: Types of Networks )
When on-site employees access the network, will it be a PAN, LAN, or WAN? Why? (Ref: Types of Networks )
What type(s) of cable should be used to connect the in-house hosts to the switch or router? (Ref: Coaxial & Twisted Pair Cables )
Describe the types of servers that will be needed in order to meet the company’s networking goals. (Ref: Network Operating Systems )
Do you think the servers should be on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid? Why?
What operating system(s) should be used on the servers? Why? (Ref: Network Operating Systems )
Will multiple servers be virtualized on a single physical server? Why or why not? (Ref: Network Operating Sysems
If you chose Microsoft Server software, which edition will you select, and why? (Ref: Network Operating Systems )
If you choose Linux, which distro(s) will you select, and why? (Ref: Network Operating Systems )