HACKD, LLC. has a new research and development group – H-R&D. All systems in H-R&D will run the Linux operating system and will access resources, as well as share resources, with HACKD, LLC.’s Microsoft Active Directory domain. The domain consists of several Windows Server 2012 R2 servers running various services (Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, web services, printing and file services).
HACKD, LLC. also has around 500 client operating system desktops/laptops that run Windows 7 and Windows XP. There is a mix of desktop and laptop systems.
Current Desktop/Laptop Configuration for Windows 7:
Processor: Intel Core i3 Second Generation
Memory: 4GB RAM
Hard Drive: 350GB
Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps
USB Ports: 4 USB 2.0
Monitor: 20inch LCD
Current Desktop/Laptop Configuration for Windows XP:
Processor: Intel Core 2
Memory: 2GB RAM
Hard Drive: 80GB
Network Card: 10/100 Mbps
USB Ports: 4 USB 2.0
Monitor: 15inch LCD
Your boss wants you to come up with a proposal to replace all Windows XP systems with Linux. You will implement using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux variant (or another variant if you can justify it).
The final submission should contain at least 5 to 7 pages’ worth of text written by the student (not counting title page, images, diagrams, tables, or quotations that may be used), but may be longer, not to exceed approximately 7 pages’ worth of student-supplied text. It must be double-spaced, have 1-inch margins, and use 12-point Times New Roman or 10-point Arial/Helvetica font. A title page is required.
You must turn this assignment to both the assignment area within our LEO classroom as well as to the TurnItIn website. Failure to do so may result in point deductions. Follow the TurnItIn instructions provided within the class.
You must address the following in your proposal and may make any assumptions which are not specified:
Research and justify whether CWE will use existing computer hardware that is being used with the Windows XP systems, or if new hardware will be required. [Optional: make recommendations for hardware improvements for performance]
Plan for migration from Windows XP to Linux. Include level-of-effort estimate for the project.
Determine the hardware to be used and the installation options.
How will users log onto the systems? Explain.
How will systems receive IP addresses? Explain.
How will DNS be accessed by the CWE systems? Explain.
Explain how files on the network may be accessed by CWE.
Explain how CWE can securely share files within their group and other selected groups/users in the company.
How will printing be handled? Explain.
What, if any, data will be encrypted? Explain.
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