This chapter presents some of the key techniques and methods that an analyst should use when performing a network baseline study. By following these high-level steps, you can ensure the successful completion of a network baseline in both a reactive and a proactive environment.
A network baseline project includes three main stages:
Stage 1. . Data-acquisition and baseline-study planning
Stage 2. . Data acquisition and active network baselining
Stage 3. . Composing and building the network baseline report
For a network baseline program to succeed, an analyst must proceed carefully through these three stages.
Stage 1 is the data-acquisition planning phase—the initial front end ...