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By sonyamcneal ·
I am trying to develop a checklist in conducting a site survey for engineers to install a brand new network infrastructure. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips for this checklist and best practices?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Infrastructure Audits

The ITIL library has samples of those.

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by sonyamcneal In reply to Infrastructure Audits

I couldn't anything regarding what I am looking for. Can you give a specific site or link?

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to Infrastructure Audits

Effectiveness of your current system
Capacity to increase speed and efficiency of the current network
How secure the network is from viruses and hackers
How well essential data is backed up
These are some of the basic questions you need to answer inconjunction with a site survey.
Whether current hardware can support your business requirements. For how long your current hardware will be able to support your needs. How efficient are your internal and inter-site communications. How you can offer / improve remote access. Obtain a set of floor plans for your network plan use (you can draw and make notes on) make notes on where cables have to be run and distances between points (CATV can't exceed 300' that is end point to end point unless you install repeaters (NOT A HUB!!) to increase distance. Once you have your network outlined and any problem sites noted on plans do a real walk thru of the site. BE through look in crawl spaces, in drop ceiling etc. for any possible snags. such as a solid concrete wall that must be perforated to allow cable through if you have to drill where are water and electrical near by??? Remember CATV should not run parallel to electrical and cross with 8-12 inches wherever possible. That means maintain at least a foot of separtion between electrical lines and the CATV cabling. In short take your time with the planning and be as through as possible.

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