Computing Canada. April 27, 1994, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p34, 1 p.
Network Management, MIS, Internetworking, Installing Hardware, Installing Software, Prototype, Testing, and Management information systems -- Planning
Key steps in the process of installation preparation include the ordering of equipment, system prototyping, pre-configuration and testing and site preparation. Given the importance of an audit trail and proper documentation, the completion of the installation preparation process is marked by two deliverables: the system solution report (SSR) and the site upgrade requirements report (SURR). The SSR consists of a description of the network and its operational plans, while the SURR describes the physical characteristics of the network. The two key steps in the process are system prototyping, which verifies design theories, and pre-configuration and testing, in which each piece of equipment is checked out prior to installation.
Computing Canada. March 2, 1994, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p41, 1 p.
Tutorial, System Selection, Installing Hardware, Networks, and Computer networks -- Installation
A methodology should be devised for users who have decided to implement a network. The methodology should be understandable and usable. Planning calls for making use of project management, documentation and audit tools. Installation preparation involves upgrading, shipping, testing and prototyping, as well as training a network administrator. Installation and documentation are also important steps in the process. Activities at this stage include placing servers in their appropriate spots, and testing equipment once it is installed. Post-installation is important once a system is running and results have been generated. It is important to verify that the network is working correctly. The final step is formal system acceptance, which addresses final approval of the network.