Assignment 2 Network performance management and troubleshooting exercise

School of Business and Tourism
Unit Network Management
Unit code CSC73002
Assignment 2 Network performance management and troubleshooting exercise
Mode Individual assignment
Due Date 31 Aug 2020 11:00 PM
Outcomes LO2, LO3
Attributes GA4
Weight 30% of overall unit assessment
Suggestion This assignment is developmental and cumulative. You are strongly advised
to start doing this assignment from Week-7 in your study. Leaving your
starting 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 successfully
direct your efforts.
Task Description
In assignment 1, you have successfully implemented the network on eNSP (or Packet
Tracer but this may be more complex if you choose to continue with Packet Tracer) and
performed important steps to manage the network configuration. In this assignment, you
will perform necessary setup to manage the network performance. In particular, you will
complete the following tasks:
• Task 1: Select a suitable network management architecture to manage the network
then 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 upload
documents to a shared folder of the headquarter network document server. Outline
the troubleshooting steps you would use to solve this issue.
Assignment 2 marking guidelines
The following are the major assessment criteria of this assignment
Task 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.
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• Successfully configure Zabbix NMS to discover all network devices
Task 2: Performance baselining
• Correctly identify performance parameters for baselining
• Correctly calculate the baselines of the parameters
Task 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 step
Format and Presentation
Task 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 the
implementation 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 the
managed network devices.
Finally, publish your video on YouTube. Use the unlisted option if you do not want the
video to be viewed in public. Copy the link to your video and paste it under the task-1
section of the document template provided with this assignment.
Task 2 and Task 3: Use the template provided with this assignment for this task.
Submission Format
When you have completed the assignment, you are required to submit your assignment in
the PDF/DOC format. The file will be named using the following convention:
filename = FirstInitialYourLastName_CSC73002_A2.pdf
(i.e. FJones_CSC73002_A2.pdf)
Original work
It 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 familiar
with the Policy.
Failure to comply with the Policy can have severe consequences in the form of University
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sanctions. For information on this Policy please refer to Chapter 4.20 on Student Academic
Integrity at the following website:
As part of a University initiative to support the development of academic integrity,
assessments may be checked for plagiarism, including through an electronic system, either
internally or by a plagiarism checking service, and be held for future checking and
matching purposes.
Retain duplicate copy
Before submitting the assignment, you are advised to retain electronic copies of original
work. In the event of any uncertainty regarding the submission of assessment items, you
may be requested to reproduce a final copy.
School Extension Policy
In general, I will NOT give extension unless there are exceptional circumstances. Students
wanting an extension must make a request at least 24 hours before the assessment item is
due 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 be
granted (unless supported by a doctor’s certificate or where there are exceptional
circumstances – this will be at unit assessor’s discretion and will be considered on a case
by case basis). Extensions will be for a maximum of 48 hours (longer extensions supported
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assessment item is submitted late. Therefore, an assessment item worth 20 marks will have
1 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 be
deemed to have not submitted the assessment item and the above penalty will be applied
until the specified submission guidelines are followed.
Marks and Feedback
All assessment materials submitted during the semester will normally be marked and
returned within two weeks of the required date of submission (provided that the assessment
materials have been submitted by the due date).
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