Network Solution Design

Solution Design related to Networking Infrastructure. Which may include, Physical/Logical Topology Design Map creation, Best Practices for achieving current best practices for Wired and Wireless Devices. VLAN Design for proper network segmentation and capacity planning. Architecture/Solution Design/Build turns the service strategy into a plan for delivering the business objectives and provides good-practice guidance on the design of IT services, processes, and other aspects of the service management effort. Design also addresses how a planned service solution interacts with the larger business and technical environments, service management systems required to support the service, processes which interact with the service, technology, and architecture required to support the service, and the supply chain required to support the planned service.

Qualification Questions

Is Solution Design Access Layer Switch Configuration Template Required? If So, How Many Templates?
Is Solution Design Distribution Layer Switch Configuration Template Required? If So, How Many Templates?
Is Solution Design Enterprise Core Switch Configuration Required? If So, How Many Switches?
Is Solution Design Juniper Virtual Chassis Conversion To Mc Lag Groups Required? If So, How Many Switches?

Example Project Plan

Discovery
  • Physical Environment Review
    • Customer Will Provide A List Of All Current Switching, Access Points, Firewall, And Power Equipment
    • Review Other Connected Existing Customer Hardware Associated With Switching, Firewall, Storage, Backup, Wireless Access Points, Physical Security, And Power Devices
    • Additional Review And Planning Related To Server And NAS Interfaces, I E , Bonded Ethernet, 10 Gig, Etc
    • Consideration Of How Equipment Is Divided Among The UPS Devices
  • Logical Environment Details
    • Customer Will Provide A List Of All Subnets Used Across All Locations
    • Customer Will Provide A List Of All External Static IP Addresses From Each Internet Service Provider Across All Locations
    • Customer Will Provide A List Of Any Virtual Hosts That Are Housing The VMs Along With Username/Password
  • Review Existing Access Layer Configuration Layer Template
    • Review Switch Config Template According To Industry Best Practices
  • Review Existing Distribution Layer Switch Configuration
    • Review Switch Config Template According To Industry Best Practices
  • Identify Cutover/continuity Customer Requirements
    • Determine Critical Connectivity Needs
Planning
  • Review Hardware Planning Design For All Networking Replacement
  • Review Network Segmentation And VLAN Documentation To Match Hardware Design And Best Practice
Validation
  • Present Network Design To Customer
    • Include Test Plan Results And Notes (If Applicable)
  • Perform Test Plan To Validate Cutover Requirements
Closing
  • Project Deliverables
    • Network Design Map Including Suggested Model Numbers
    • Network Topology And VLAN Design Documentation
    • Network Best Practices Guide For Future Growth
Design Review
  • Solution Design Plan Review
Solution Design
  • Develop Cutover/continuity Scenarios
    • Outline The Risks Of Different Scenarios For Consideration
    • Detail If Possible To Run Old And New Networks In Parallel
  • Create Updated Configuration
    • Design Created Based On Industry Best Practice
    • Project Team Will Discuss The Review Of The Existing Environment
    • Documentation On The Design Created With Associated Task Outlined
  • Test Plan Development
    • Identify Key Network Functions To Verify During Testing
    • Develop Test Plan For Cutover
  • Solution Design For Converting Existing Juniper Virtual Chassis To New Mc Lag Groups
Implementation
  • Apply Configuration To Network Switches

Last modified August 16, 2021