Chapter 15: Network Integrity Chapter Overview One of the most important habits an instructor can teach a student in networking is document, document, document. Many administrators think documentation is a waste of time. They would talk a different talk if they had to recover a network that did not have any documentation. Even though this chapter is mostly lecture, this one concept must be communicated. Teaching Suggestions This chapter presents many opportunities for team labs and demonstrations. I like to get teams of three or four students together to work out a disaster plan for the classroom network. This should be detailed (document, document, document). Make sure they have thought through the geographic location of their network (in the mountains, in the desert, in an earthquake zone, etc.). Have the teams present their disaster recovery plan to the class. I also like to demonstrate the use of a UPS. There is something fun about pulling the plug on a running server! Have the students pay close attention to what happens when the power goes away. This is not a necessary demonstration, but it is interesting and the students will like it. If you have access to a tape drive for backups, you can use the Windows NT or Windows 2000 operating system utilities to create a backup plan and then execute it. Hardware and Software Requirements Technically, there are no requirements for this course. I mentioned above that using a tape drive to demonstrate the procedures for backup will reinforce the chapter discussion.