Some people find templates helpful when creating Wiki articles. This one is intended to help those writing modular test lab guides (TLGs), based on either the
Base Configuration test lab
or a test lab based on another modular TLG.
A modular TLG describes how to set up and demonstrate a technology, product, or multi-product or technology solution. For more information, see
Test Lab Guides.
This template is a work in progress, please add to it.
Feel free to copy/paste the template below into your modular TLG Wiki article to help get you started. It is a best practice to leave an area that you cannot currently fill in blank. This way others can fill it in if they have the information. This is called
"stubbing" on the wiki.
Modular Test Lab Guide Template
This topic contains instructions for setting up a test lab based on the <Base Configuration or other modular test lab guide> and deploying <product/technology> using <number> server computers and <number> client computers. The resulting <product/technology>
test lab demonstrates <functionality>.
Important The following instructions are for configuring a <product/technology> test lab using the minimum number of computers. Individual computers are needed to separate the services provided on the network and
to clearly show the desired functionality. This configuration is neither designed to reflect best practices nor does it reflect a desired or recommended configuration for a production network. The configuration, including IP addresses and all other configuration
parameters, is designed only to work on a separate test lab network.
Attempting to adapt this <product/technology> test lab configuration to a pilot or production deployment can result in configuration or functionality issues. To ensure proper configuration and operation for your pilot or production
<product/technology> deployment, use the information in the <link to product/technology Design Guide> for planning and design decisions and the <link to product/technology Deployment Guide> for the steps to properly configure the <product/technology> and supporting
Test lab overview
In this test lab, <product/technology> is deployed with:
The <product/technology> test lab consists of <number> subnets that simulate the following:
Computers on each subnet connect using a hub or switch. See the following figure.
< figure of resulting test lab>
<summary of the functionality that the test lab instructions demonstrate>
Hardware and software requirements
The following are required components of the test lab:
Steps for Configuring the <product/technology> Test Lab
There are <number> steps to follow when setting up a <product/technology> test lab based on the <link to test lab guide on which this test lab operates>.
This topic provides steps for configuring the computers of the <product/technology> test lab, configuring <product/technology>, and demonstrating <functionality>. The following sections provide details about how to perform these tasks.
Step 1: Set up the <Base Configuration or other> Test Lab
<Set up the Base Configuration test lab for both the Corpnet and Internet subnets using the procedures in the “Steps for Configuring the Corpnet Subnet” and “Steps for Configuring the Internet Subnet” sections of the Test Lab Guide: Base Configuration.>
<Set up the <other> test lab using the procedures in the <link to test lab guide on which this test lab operates>.>
Step 2: Configure <existing computer>
Additional <existing computer> configuration for the <product/technology> test lab consists of the following procedures:
The following sections explain these procedures in detail.
<procedure section title>
<summary of procedure>
Step x: Add and configure <computer name>
<computer name> configuration for the <product/technology> test lab consists of the following procedures:
Step y: Configure <technology/product>
Use the following procedures to configure < technology/product>:
Step z: Test/verify <technology/product functionality>
Use the following procedures to show <functionality>:
Snapshot the Configuration
This completes the <technology/product> test lab. To save this configuration so that you can quickly return to a working <technology/product> configuration from which you can test other <technology/product> modular TLGs, TLG extensions, or for your own experimentation
and learning, do the following:
For additional information about <technology/product> see <link to resources>.
For additional test lab guide resources, see Test Lab Guides.