• Ideas for maintaining and upgrading a network
• Server and client licensing
• More details on backing up files
• Disaster recovery planning
In this hour, we examine key issues a network administrator faces while managing a network. We discuss upgrading network hardware and delve into more detail on redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID, introduced in Hour 5, “Network Concepts”), with an analysis of how to configure RAID arrays and establish a backup schedule. We also look at some of the issues related to client and Network Operating System (NOS) licensing. We complete the hour with an examination of one of the most important jobs of a network manager: planning and executing a disaster ...