There are 2 network environments which allow testing of the software and the creation of the tutorials on Netmon.org.
Small Home Network
Compaq ProLiant 800 with dual Pentium Pro
200 Processors, 512 MB RAM, 2 - 9.1 GB Hard Drives (RAID 0)
Large Production Network
This network servers a medium sized K-12 School District with 1800 students. The main campus is a K-6 Elementary School, a 7-12 Middle School/High School, and a District Office with 6 staff members. A small remote K-6 Elementary School is located 10 miles away and in connected by a dedicated T1 data circuit using a Cisco 1600 router on one end and a Cisco 1700 router on the other end to create 2 separate Layer 2 switched Ethernet subnets.
8 - Compaq Servers (2 - DL380s, 3 - ProLiant
1600s, 1 - ProLiant 2500, 1 ProLiant 3000, 1 - ProLiant ML330 G2)
This is a single subnet with 2 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Domain Controllers that are also DNS Servers and a DHCP server. A single Active Directory Domain with 1 Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, a file server, a Student Database server, an IIS Server (in the DMZ), a Microsoft Class Server and Terminal Server, and a Websense Filtering Server to compliment the Cisco PIX Firewall. All servers use Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server.
The Ethernet switched network is a simple star pattern collapses back to the Catalyst 4006 on 1 GB Ethernet fiber links. There are 10 data closets using the Cisco 2950 Ethernet Switches. A single T1 connects the school to the Internet. Network monitoring is done from a single Gateway Pentium 4 Desktop.
1 - Compaq ProLiant 2500
A simple subnet with a DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory Domain Services. This folds into the other Active Directory Domain to form one large Domain.
Please note the Desktop & Laptop numbers are a rough generalization and should not be used for
determining or negotiating a Microsoft School Agreement.
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