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Network Check List

Posted on 2014-10-10
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I am taking over a new network, and will have a very limited time for a knowledge pass down from the current admin.
(like a few hours)
After that he will be inaccessible to questions.

Does anyone know of a comprehensive check list to ensure I don't forget to get something?

Like...

DNS hosting info
Domain hosting info
accounts for warranty service
mail hosting info

I could probably come up with one on my own, but wouldn't realize I forgot something till it was too late.
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Question by:DrPing
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Predrag Jovic earned 125 total points
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For me always first thing is BACKUP of everything, and documentation.
Where is backup of server, databases, mail, network configurations, switches and routers operating system backup. (If there is any).
:)
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by:Stampel
Stampel earned 125 total points
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- network diagram
- network devices (switches / routers ...)
- network devices IP, login and passwords !!!!!!!
- DNS / Gateways
- Warranty / Support available
- His telephone number :) could save your life :)
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by:IKtech
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Passwords!!!
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by:madunix
madunix earned 125 total points
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- Obtain a complete network diagram, including a copy of a hardware configuration diagram including all connections to the network topology
- Any Contingency plan (Determine if backup and recovery procedures exist)
- List of network services and equipment provided by external parties
- Any SLA with external parties
- Routing/Switching Protocols used
- List of individuals with access to the data-center.
- Change all passwords after that
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by:DrPing
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Sorry all.... I was hoping for a ready made checklist.
Like I said, I could come up with my own.

In fact I'll post what I did think of off the top of my head.
Maybe I forgot something?
Attaching my draft
Network-Checklist.txt
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by:DrPing
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Well I guess there are not any ready made templates... at least no one who answered knows of one.
So... I split the points across everyone who replied.
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