Can someone help me define the steps involving a 20 site Metropolitan Area Network ("MAN")

Posted on 2004-10-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Ok, I've got to literally spell out the steps involved with installing, setting up, and establishing connectivity for a MAN.  It will have 20 physical locations all directly connected by fibre.  There were will be one central 'office' and each satellite location will have 2 - Extreme Networking 48 port switches.

The fibre will be dropped into each 'closet' - so I basically just need to map out the steps.  I know it's a lot of work, but I'd really appreciate the help, and can throw you 500 points...  
Question by:HubTechnical
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    In order to comeup with proper steps I need to know the network layout and actual hardware/firewall but based on what you have mentioned this is what it would be

    Configure ALL switches at one location and assign IP addresses to each switch for management. The test them for topology/QoS policies.

    At the time of deployment do these:

    on HQ.

    1. Connect all fiber drop to Fiber ports on the switch.
    2. Check to see if the connectivity is there to each switch on the remote offices

    On each location:

    1. connect all fiber drops to fiber uplink port of the switch
    2. verify connectivity to HQ.

    that's basically it. You will have to build up on this. I cannot go further as I know nothing about you network layout/hardware or company policies.

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    Can you give me the exact steps assuming a generic ethernet network?

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