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 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, and 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.