network audit

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Apr 4th, 2007
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I am thinking of doing a network audit on my site, can anyone give me some good pointers of what i should put down in this, and is there any templates anywhere anyone uses, that would be great help


thanks


Carl

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Danilo Dy Thu, 04/05/2007 - 17:42
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I'm not quite understand what is your objective. However, here are some pointers;

- device name

- device location (site, building, floor, rack)

- device model

- device modules installed

- network diagram

- user manual (operation manual)

- device ios image

- device maintenance detail (hotline number, email address, maintenance contract number, 24x7 or 8x5, etc..)

- wan link circuit/service number

- wan link provider detail (name, hotline number, email address)

- network operations rooster (network administrators name, 24 x 7 contact number, emaill address, primary/backup)


carl_townshend Fri, 04/06/2007 - 01:51
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thanks for that, but, its more of a performance audit I was after, ie what can be beter, current problems etc ?

Danilo Dy Fri, 04/06/2007 - 03:04
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Hi,


Monitor cpu, memory utilization of all network devices, wan links and lan trunks bandwidth utilization. Create a benchmark for each device/link. Record their utilization weekly noting the benchmark.


Record unscheduled downtime for each device (or service if redundant device is present). Create a record for MTBF (mean time between failures) for each device or service. You can also have MTTR (mean time to recovery).

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