> i would like to know more about all the questions listed below. Thanks
> a lot.
> 1. What network operating system and client operating system do
> network administrator use?
Since this is the comp.unix.solaris group, the answer is none!
Solaris (Unix) is a network aware (read-networks were designed as part
of the system, not added on...)
> 2. What network topology would the administrator recommend?
LANS and WANS with Servers, Workstations, switches and routers
attached as needed.
> 3. What is the most common problem that they encounter in the network?
> How do they solve this problem?
> 4. What hardware configuration do they use in servers?
CPUs and Memory, with disk and tapes as needed-LANs are assumed.
> 5. Name any three network management software applications that are
> compatible with Windows NT/2000 Server?
All industry standard monitoring and management systems are
supported on Unix, and some of them have extended support to include
the non-standards-compliant Windoze platforms (if they are up).
Getting what you need from Windoze is best described with a picture.
(Hint - Birds=Windoze, Child=Network Management System)
Which would be more suitable
Quote:> for small network and an enterprise network?
In the Unix world, there is no difference, except for possibly
With Windoze, use at your own risk-it changes with each release,
and may not be compatible with previous versions, or after
What are the functions they perform and protocol(s) they use?
See comp.dcom.net-management and comp.protocols.snmp
> 6. What are the key features of VLAN technology? What are the benefits
> and limitations of VLAN? Give an example(s) of VLAN applications.
VLAN as in ATM, or the 802.1q standard? My only experience is when a
FDDI (3 backbones and a port on each server and workstation) was
replaced with an ATM implementation at a cost of about $4.5M.
Performance was about the same, except error recovery was slower, and
the jumpstart ability was lost, so the number of admins was increased.
VLAN as in a secure connection over the internet to a Windoze server?
My only experience with that was installing a Cisco program and trying
to connect to my workplace. It never worked, even on a * Win2K
client. The Windoze guru at work said that it works sometimes, and
other times they can't get it to work. I left while the M$/Cisco
fight was going on...