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The Accidental SysAdmin Handbook: A Primer for Entry Level IT Professionals, Second Edition by Eric Kralicek

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CHAPTER 3

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Planning a Networking Environment

Many new organizations fail to plan for their network environment. Many simply rent space and plug in a network, never building an environmental analysis for power consumption, circuit failover, temperature control, or security. They don’t envision a naming convention designed to simplify troubleshooting. This chapter looks at all of this and more. The goal is to build a strong environmental plan that defines a baseline for equipment to be managed as well as growth potential.

Pre-Site Inspection

Before any network is put in place, there needs to be an inspection of the potential facilities supported ...

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