Assessment - System documentation for an enterprise network system incorporating the design, installation, configuration and management of required servers and services using appropriate server systems.
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) This assignment is designed to assess students' knowledge and skills related to the following learning outcomes:
a. Analyse human usability in systems and documentation within the context of constantly changing modern industry requirements
b. Plan and implement various application servers for an organisation
Form a group of three students and inform your laboratory tutor of the names and student IDs of your group members. Choose one (1) scenario given in the list below as your assignment topic. Assume that your group has been hired by the client company to develop a networked system for their required services as described in your chosen scenario. Your task in this assignment is to (i) analyse client requirements, (ii) design the solutions, (iii) implement, configure, and troubleshoot implemented solutions, and finally, (iv) prepare a system documentation report meeting the client requirements and following a standard industry template. Detailed requirements are provided below:
1. For your chosen scenario, (i) analyse client requirements, (ii) identify and propose the required servers and server roles (services), and (iii) provide required configurations for your chosen scenario.
2. Perform the configurations using either virtually or physically installed server OS for your chosen scenario. Students can use Windows Server 2008 or a higher version, or Linux server if appropriate, which will depend on the scenario chosen. Your submission should include screenshots of each important step.
3. Prepare a detailed system documentation report to record your work done in steps 1 and 2 above, using a standard template. You have the freedom to create a template, with company name, logo, etc., for your client and use that for your documentation report. This report will serve as an important part of backup and disaster recovery documentation for the organisation in your chosen scenario, and can be used for training new IT staff in the organisation. As such, you must consider human usability factors and include the configurations using a description of each important step, and screenshots corresponding to those in a way that will be useful to the target users of the document. Essential sections that must be included in the documentation are provided in the marking guide, however, you can include additional sections if deemed useful.
You must configure the domain(s) using group members' names (e.g., sajeen-joy-sam). If the chosen scenario requires a web server, the group must create a simple webpage (using html header tag only) to display the company's name, and student ID numbers of the group members; this page needs to be stored on and displayed from the created web server.
This documentation report (one report per group) is to be submitted on Moodle in Week-11.
4. Use your configured system to demonstrate individually your understanding of the implemented scenario during your week-12 laboratory class.
Scenarios (Choose one scenario for your group to work on):
Scenario 1: Local Area Network (LAN) to support Windows Server with multiple domains
Prudent Tech is an IT consulting company needing to setup a LAN for their main office which is located in Adelaide. They have three different departments named Operations, Consultants, and Marketing. All objects (e.g., users, computers, etc.) belonging to those departments should have their own Organisational Unit (OU). The clients require the following technologies to be implemented within their LAN:
1. Two different domains. One is allocated for the administrator and the other is allocated for everyone else (users)
2. Centralised user authentication for different domains
3. All computers should acquire their IP addresses automatically from a server
4. The Company should host a website from their own server
5. Your configuration should reflect the above criteria and display different privileges assigned to the
different domains' users belonging to these domains.
Scenario 2: Local Area Network (LAN) to support Windows Server and Client Environment
Jones Estates is a renowned real estate agency requiring the setting up of a LAN for their office located in east Melbourne. They have four departments: Management, Marketing, Sales, and Accounting. All objects (e.g., users, computers, etc.) belonging to these departments need to be created within their respective Organisational Unit (OU) for their own department. Jones Estate requires the following LAN services:
1) Centralised user authentication
2) Print server for users
3) All computers should acquire the IP addresses automatically from a server
4) Hosting of their own website using their own server
5) The company wants to store all the files on a separate file server and only users with appropriate access will be able to access them (not every user should have access to the files). You can assume which users/groups will have access to these files, and state your assumption clearly.
Scenario 3: Local Area Network (LAN) to support Windows Sever and Linux Client Environment
With the growing base of users of Linux, Trident Software, a software development company which was planning to create a Windows server based LAN decided to also support Linux clients to authenticate using the Active Directory. The company has three different departments named Operations, Finance and Marketing. All objects (e.g., users, computers, etc.) belonging to these departments should have their own different OU. The clients require the following technologies to be implemented within their LAN:
1. The company requires a centralised user authentication support for Linux clients
2. All computers should acquire IP addresses from a server
3. The company should host a website through their own server
4. There should be hardware virtualisation platform
Scenario 4: Setting up technology/features for Linux Server and Windows Client Environment
A Melbourne-based new company is looking at setting up a LAN for their office. They have three different departments named General, Finance, and Marketing. All objects (e.g., users, computers, etc.) belonging to these departments should have their own different OU. The users require the following technologies to be implemented within their LAN:
1. The client wants to use the Linux operating system as a server side operating system with the LDAP/SAMBA service to communicate between windows client machines and a Linux server
2. Centralised user authentication for Windows clients
3. The company wants to store all the files on a separate file server and only users with appropriate access will be able to access them (not every user should have access to the files). You can assume which users/groups will have access to these files; state your assumptions clearly, as well as configure accordingly.
Submission Guidelines - All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a title Page.
- The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2.54 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.
- Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
- Your submission must be your own work, and will be checked for originality using Turnitin originality checking system, and subject to
MIT's academic misconduct policy.
*Note: Chose scenario 1