School of Business and Tourism UnitNetwork ManagementUnit codeAssignment 2CSC73002Network performance management and troubleshooting exerciseModeIndividual assignmentDue Date31 Aug 2020 11:00 PMLearningOutcomesLO2, LO3GraduateAttributesGA4Weight30% of overall unit assessmentSuggestionThis assignment is developmental and cumulative. You are strongly advisedto start doing this assignment from Week-7 in your study. Leaving yourstarting date to the week before the due date is a very poor strategy for success in the unit. Follow the provided guidelines to help you successfullydirect your efforts.Task DescriptionIn assignment 1, you have successfully implemented the network on eNSP (or PacketTracer but this may be more complex if you choose to continue with Packet Tracer) andperformed important steps to manage the network configuration. In this assignment, youwill perform necessary setup to manage the network performance. In particular, you willcomplete the following tasks:• Task 1: Select a suitable network management architecture to manage the networkthen implement the architecture using Zabbix NMS and SNMPv2c.• Task 2: Document performance baselining for the network connectivity.• Task 3: A staff member at the branch network reports that she cannot uploaddocuments to a shared folder of the headquarter network document server. Outlinethe troubleshooting steps you would use to solve this issue.Assignment 2 marking guidelinesThe following are the major assessment criteria of this assignmentTask 1: Network management environment setup• Select a suitable network management architecture and justify the selection.• Correctly configure SNMPv2c on each network device• Successfully verify SNMPv2 setup with snmpwalk utility• Successfully download, configure and run Zabbix appliance.CSC73002 – Network Management Assignment-2, 20192• Successfully configure Zabbix NMS to discover all network devicesTask 2: Performance baselining• Correctly identify performance parameters for baselining• Correctly calculate the baselines of the parametersTask 3: Network troubleshooting• Select a troubleshooting approach and correctly follow the approach• Correctly identify the type of information should be collected at each step• Correctly propose the hypothesis to be tested at each stepFormat and PresentationTask 1: You are required to record a short video clip (10 min max) to explain your task 1.In the video, you will:• Provide your details e.g. your name, student id, year and the unit you are studying• Explain your selection of the network management architecture and show theimplementation of the architecture on eNSP.• Explain your SNMPv2c configuration on a network device• Demonstrate the working SNMPv2c using snmpwalk utility• Demonstrate a working Zabbix NMS that receives SNMP updates from themanaged network devices.Finally, publish your video on YouTube. Use the unlisted option if you do not want thevideo to be viewed in public. Copy the link to your video and paste it under the task-1section of the document template provided with this assignment.Task 2 and Task 3: Use the template provided with this assignment for this task.Submission FormatWhen you have completed the assignment, you are required to submit your assignment inthe PDF/DOC format. The file will be named using the following convention:filename = FirstInitialYourLastName_CSC73002_A2.pdf(i.e. FJones_CSC73002_A2.pdf)Original workIt is a University requirement that a student’s work complies with the Academic Policy,Chapter 4.20 on Student Academic Integrity. It is a student’s responsibility to be familiarwith the Policy.Failure to comply with the Policy can have severe consequences in the form of UniversityCSC73002 – Network Management Assignment-2, 20193sanctions. For information on this Policy please refer to Chapter 4.20 on Student AcademicIntegrity at the following website:http://www.scu.edu.au/governance/academicboard/policy/As part of a University initiative to support the development of academic integrity,assessments may be checked for plagiarism, including through an electronic system, eitherinternally or by a plagiarism checking service, and be held for future checking andmatching purposes.Retain duplicate copyBefore submitting the assignment, you are advised to retain electronic copies of originalwork. In the event of any uncertainty regarding the submission of assessment items, youmay be requested to reproduce a final copy.School Extension PolicyIn general, I will NOT give extension unless there are exceptional circumstances. Studentswanting an extension must make a request at least 24 hours before the assessment item isdue and the request must be received in writing at the “Special Consideration” page.Extensions within 24 hours of submission or following the submission deadline will not begranted (unless supported by a doctor’s certificate or where there are exceptionalcircumstances – this will be at unit assessor’s discretion and will be considered on a caseby case basis). Extensions will be for a maximum of 48 hours (longer extensions supportedby a doctor’s certificate or alike to be considered on a case by case basis).A penalty of 5% of the total available grade will accrue for each 24-hour period that anassessment item is submitted late. Therefore, an assessment item worth 20 marks will have1 marks deducted for every 24-hour period and at the end of 20 days will receive 0 marks.Students who fail to submit following the guidelines in this Unit Information Guide will bedeemed to have not submitted the assessment item and the above penalty will be applieduntil the specified submission guidelines are followed.Marks and FeedbackAll assessment materials submitted during the semester will normally be marked andreturned within two weeks of the required date of submission (provided that the assessmentmaterials have been submitted by the due date).Marks will be made available to each student via the MySCU Grade book.
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