How To Site Manage Networks, Computers, And Services Using Administrative Tools.

The Elizabeth City State University Office of Naval Research 2002 – 2003 Networking Team will implement local and global site polices that will allow the Network Team to effectively administer the existing ONR and Cerser networks.  First, the implementation of local security policies using Microsoft and Solaris Management Console will be used to prevent unauthorized user access and disk quota restrictions.  Second, the migration of the existing NIA Web server from an Indy platform to a Silicon Graphics O2 platform will allow end-users to access its shared resources with a shorter wait state.  Third, using packet analysis administrator tools to conduct a post-implementation review of the existing wireless LAN data throughput will be analyzed for data degradation within the Macintosh LAB.  Fourth, load balancing the TeraScan file server, Seaserver, which is located in the Cerser Lab of Dixon Hall and the development of shell scripts to control the removal of monitoring, and trouble shooting in a Unix, Macintosh, and Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure will allow the 2003 Network team to effectively site manage the Mathematics and Computer Science Office of Naval Research Lab.

    Site Management requires the Networking team to collect data from two different physical locations in one domain.  Both Lester and Dixon Hall consist of 20 to 30 nodes in the Cerser and Office of Naval Research Lab.  Each node may be a dual or single boot workstation or server running UNIX, Mandrake 9.0 and Windows 2000, and/or Macintosh x as the operating system.  To keep track of open and/or closed projects, each team member maintains a Trouble Ticket Log file on the ecsu.edu LAN.  Monitoring both sites is conducted by observing each node system’s use and performance.  To collect system data, the Network Team used one utility, called task Manager, which runs on a windows 2000 platform to display general system performance that can be recorded into a log file for future analysis.

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