Validate LAN Installations for Optimal Service Delivery
Source: Fluke Networks
LAN validation is an element of the LAN and WLAN installation and maintenance workflow, and it is the final task associated with installation and upgrade projects. A network installation or upgrade project consists of three broad tasks: measuring current performance (for upgrade projects), installing and configuring the LAN infrastructure, and validating success. For upgrade projects where a network is already in place, measuring the current network's performance prior to the upgrade is useful for assessing whether the existing infrastructure can support a new technology rollout or the additional load of new users. It also serves as a pre-installation performance baseline for before-and-after analysis.