Required Proposal Responses
Executive Overview – Provide an executive overview for your Infrastructure proposal. How will your proposal help ELearning? What are the key aspects of your design? Why should ELearning select your proposal over your competitors’ proposals?
Develop a Windows Deployment Design and plan an automated client workstation and server installation strategy. This objective can include, but is not limited to, images and bare metal/virtual deployment; a plan for multicast deployment and a plan for Windows Deployment Services (WDS). This solution should enable ELearning to deploy client and server operating systems in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Plan and deploy Virtual Machine Manager Services. This objective may include but is not limited to: Design Virtual Machine Manager service templates; plan and deploy profiles including operating system profiles, hardware and capability profiles, application profiles, plan and manage services including scaling out, updating, and servicing services; configure Virtual Machine Manager libraries. This solution should enable ELearning to deploy servers in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Windows Server Design – Vienna has two Domain Controllers. All other locations have single Domain Controllers. Vienna’s domain controllers are running Windows Server 2012, but the other sites are running Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers. All other services on the network are running on either older UNIX or Windows Server 2008 and 2003 servers. These legacy servers should be replaced as part of this project. Describe your recommendations for the server environment, focusing on any needed upgrades and the number of servers needed at each location to handle key network infrastructure services and roles (DNS, DHCP, File, Print, RRAS, etc.) You can make any recommendation for the server environment but be sure to explain how it will benefit your design.
Design and maintain a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution. This objective may include but is not limited to the following: Design considerations including a highly available DHCP solution including split scope, DHCP failover, DHCP failover clustering, DHCP interoperability, and DHCP filtering. Describe how you will provide fault tolerance in the event that a primary DHCP server should fail. How will you handle remote users, network devices and printers?
DNS – Design a name resolution strategy. This objective may include but is not limited to: Design considerations, including Active Directory–integrated zones, DNSSEC, DNS Socket Pool, cache locking, disjoint namespaces, DNS interoperability, Single-Label DNS Name Resolution, zone hierarchy, and zone delegation.
Implement a scalable Remote Access solution. This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure site-to-site VPN; configure packet filters; implement packet tracing; implement multisite Remote Access and a DirectAccess solution.
Design an Active Directory topology. This objective may include but is not limited to: Design considerations including read-only domain controllers (RODCs), proximity of domain controllers, replication optimization, and site link; Group Policy, monitor and resolve Active Directory replication conflicts.
Your proposal must incorporate the following items
1. All Domain Controllers must be Windows 2012 R2 Active Directory.
2. All sites must have Active Directory services available even if a single Domain Controller fails.
3. Client IP address assignment must be automated and manageable for all sites and locations.
4. DNS must be manageable and secure. Clients must be able to resolve DNS even if a single DNS server fails or during an internet connection outage.
5. DHCP should be designed with fault tolerance in mind.
6. Provide secure remote access solution that utilizes Network Access Policy controls.
7. Provide easy and manageable workstation image and software deployments. All workstations should be Window 8.
8. Provide easy and manageable server image and software deployments. All servers should be Windows Server 2012 R2.
9. EduTech and ELearning Active Directory forests must be able to trust each other.
10. The Austin location needs be integrated into the ELearning Active Directory. This solution must cost-effective, manageable, and secure.
There are specific requirements for the assignment: The final submission should contain at least 1650 words (not counting title page, images, diagrams, tables, or quotations). It must be double-spaced, have 1-inch margins, and use 12-point Times New Roman font. A title page is required; APA format for the title page is optional.
• The submission must cover all of the major topics outlined above. Each choice should be explained with technical and business reasoning. The solution should be reasonably detailed. Additional topics may be covered as desired.
• The structure of the final submission is flexible. There is no specific format required, although it should be organized logically and represent a single, unified solution. It is likely that the format will include separate sections for each of the topics required, as well as a summary.
• At least two non-Lab, non-Wikipedia reference is required; preferably, this would be a “best practice” guide or similar content from Microsoft or an experienced provider of Microsoft solutions.
Be sure to properly quote or cite any sources used. APA format is required for in-text citations and the list of works cited at the end.