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NERIC's Chapter 793 Plan

Appendix 1: Hardware

NERIC Standards

Microsoft Windows standard for servers is currently 2012R2 Standard and Datacenter. Any hardware implications to upgrade existing servers would need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Microsoft Windows standard for workstations is currently Windows 7 and Windows 8, with an expected move to Windows 10 in 2016-2017. Any hardware implications to upgrade existing workstations would need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Microsoft Exchange email standard is currently Exchange 2013 with an expected move to Exchange Online in 2016-2017.

Microsoft Office standard is currently Office Pro 2013 with an expected move to Office Pro 2016 in 2016-2017.

Citrix standard is Xenapp 6.5, which should remain consistent in 2014-2015.

Microsoft SQL standard is Microsoft SQL 2012.

Symantec Antivirus standard is currently Endpoint version 12, which should remain consistent in 2016-2017.

VMware vSphere Datacenter level standard is 5.5 or 6, which should remain consistent in 2016-2017.

Backup Exec standard is currently version 2015 which should remain constant in 2016-2017.

Hardware standards include:
  • Apple, Dell, Acer, HP and IBM desktops and portables
  • Apple, Dell, HP, IBM Unix servers
  • HP, Lexmark,and Dell printers
  • Cisco/Meraki LAN, WAN and VoIP gear
  • HP Aruba LAN gear
 

Desktops

Apple Desktop:
  • iMac 21.5-inch: 2.7GHz
    • 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
    • 8GB (two 4GB) memory
    • 1TB hard drive1
    • Intel Iris Pro graphics
    • Wireless Keyboard + Mouse
    • 3-Year Onsite Warranty
Basic Intel-based Stand-alone Desktop:
  • HP Elite, Acer Aspire, Lenovo ThinkCenter, Dell Optiplex
    • Intel Core i3-4010U Processor base with Integrated Graphics (329-BBSM)
    • Microsoft Windows 7/ Win7 Pro Academic COA
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 500GB
    • 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
    • 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
    • 19” Flat-Panel Display
    • 3-Year Onsite Warranty

 

Portables

Basic Intel-based Laptop
  • HP Probook, Acer Aspire, Lenovo Thinkpad, Dell Latitude
    • Intel Core i3-4010U Processor base with Integrated Graphics (329-BBSM)
    • Microsoft Windows 7/ Win7 Pro Academic COA
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 320GB
    • 8X DVD+/-RW
    • Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac/a/b/g/n
    • 3-Year Warranty
Portable Items
  • Apple 11-inch MacBook
    • 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz
    • Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • 4GB memory
    • 128GB flash storage1
  • iPad 16GB Wifi Enabled
  • Chrome devices
  • Microsoft Surface

 

Servers

Apple:
Mac mini with OS X Server

Specifications:

  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 4GB memory
  • Two 1TB hard drives1
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Server
  • UPS
  • Symantec Antivirus
  • 3-Year Onsite Warranty
Basic Intel-Based File Server
  • HP ML Series, HP DL Series, IBM X Series, Dell PowerEdge, Cisco UCS Series
  • 2.9 GHz Quad Core Xeon Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • (4) 300 GB Hard Drives-RAID 5
  • DVD-ROM
  • Dual 10/100/1000 NIC
  • Built in raid controller
  • Remote Administration card
  • VGA Monitor
  • APC UPS
  • Symantec Backup Exec Backup Software
  • Symantec Backup Exec Disaster Recovery Software
  • Symantec Antivirus
  • Onsite Maintenance
  • Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 2012 Standard Server Software
Datacenter Enterprise Intel-Based File Server
  • HP ML Series, HP DL Series, IBM X Series, Dell PowerEdge, Cisco UCS Series
  • 2.9 GHz Hex Core Xeon Processor
  • 64 GB RAM
  • (8) 300 GB Hard Drives-RAID1 and RAID5
  • DVD-ROM
  • Quad 10/100/1000 NIC
  • Dual 10G SFP+ NIC
  • Built in raid controller
  • Remote Administration card
  • VGA Monitor
  • APC UPS
  • Symantec Backup Exec Backup Software
  • Symantec Backup Exec Disaster Recovery Software
  • Symantec Antivirus
  • Onsite Maintenance
  • Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012 Datacenter Server Software, VMWare ESX 5

 

Printers

Low-Volume Laser
  • HP LaserJet M401 Printer Series
  • HP Color LaserJet M251 Printer Series
  • Dell C2660dn
  • Lexmark CS310/410
  • Includes Internal Network Card
  • Onsite Maintenance
High-Volume Laser
  • HP LaserJet 9050 Printer Series
  • HP Color LaserJet 4525 Printer Series
  • Dell C3765CNF
  • Lexmark C790
  • Includes Internal Network Card
  • Onsite Maintenance
Multifunction Device
  • HP LaserJet M575 MFP
  • HP LaserJet CM4540 MFP
  • Dell C7765dn MFP
  • Lexmark MX710/610 MFP
  • Includes Internal Network Card
  • Onsite Maintenance

 

Building Wiring

Wiring closets within 300 feet of the building’s primary wiring closet (MDF) can connect to the MDF using either copper or multimode fiber. Wiring closets beyond 300 feet of the MDF need to connect to the MDF using multimode fiber. “ST” fiber connectors are used for 10 Mb/s data transfer rate, and “SC” connectors are used for 100 Mb/s and 1000 Mb/s (Gigabit Ethernet) data transfer rate. Cisco is also using a small RJ modular type jack called MTRJ.

Ethernet
  • Category 5/6 structured wiring theme
  • 10 or 100 Mb/s as appropriate
  • Single room <6 stations – Cisco 8-Port Switch
  • Office suite <15 stations – Cisco 2900 Series 24-Port 10/100 Switch
  • <50 stations – Cisco 24-Port 10/100/1000 3500 Series Switch
  • >50 stations – Cisco 24-Port 10/100/1000 3500 Series Switch with Fiber Modules

 

Wide Area Networking

NERIC utilizes a variety of transport mediums through multiple Telecommunications Carriers in order to connect school districts to the regional wide area network (WAN). These include point-to-point DS1, point-to-point 10Mbps, point-to-point 45Mbps, point-to-point 100 Mbps, point-to-point 1000Mbps, Fast -Ethernet, Gigabit-Ethernet, and SONET.

Routers:
  • Cisco Series (2611XM, 2801, 2811, 2821, 2851, 2901, 2911, 2921, 2951, 3640, ASR 1002) with IOS 12.2 – 12.4
Switches:
  • Cisco Series (2950G, 2960, 2960G, 3550, 3560, 3560G, 3560CG,3560X, 3750, 3750X, 3850x, 4500X, 4506, 4510R, 6509, Nexus 5548, Nexus 7000) with IOS 12.2
Firewalls:
  • Cisco Pix525, ASA 5510, 5512X, 5515X, 5520, 5525X, 5585 – IOS 6.3-.7.2
  • Cisco ASA – IOS 7.2 – 8.2
  • Cisco FWSM – IOS 3.2(9)
Telephony:
  • Cisco equipment
  • Cisco CallManager
  • Cisco Unity

 

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