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1 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Sydney Region Technical Briefing June 2009

2 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way The L4L Project “If high school teachers are of the opinion that the Laptops4Learning program is a waste of money and won’t work, then it probably won’t work. But the money is being spent anyway.”

3 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way The L4L Project is Cutting-Edge NSW DET is not cutting any corners with the technical aspects of this project –The Laptop chosen is highly spec’ed –Latest O/S and professional software –The wireless provided is the best, fastest and most manageable solution available –On-line services are being developed to provide students and staff with secure data storage and collaborative applications

4 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way SR L4L Technical Briefing The Laptop: –What it is, what it looks like, what’s on it –What you can do, what you can’t do –How it will be managed The Wireless Network: –What it is, how it works, how it’s connected –What’s Phase 1 of the wireless install? –What’s Phase 2 of the wireless install? –What you can do, what you can’t do

5 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – The Lenovo Ideapad S10e

6 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – What’s on it? Long-Life battery Lots of educational freeware Windows 7 Release Candidate

7 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Why Windows 7 RC? Everybody originally assumed Linux Then Windows XP took over the Netbook market by massively dropping its price But with the release of Windows 7 RC in May 09, it was evident that this was the best (fastest, most powerful) operating system for Netbooks and for L4L Netbooks will be replaced with Windows 7 when it is released later this year

8 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Why Windows 7 RC? Windows 7 RC provides backward- compatibility with most existing XP software NSW DET has a massive knowledge investment in Windows in both the server (technical) and client (user) arenas Windows 7 represents the latest in operating systems as compared to Win XP which is now 7 years old (end of life) Vista was never in the picture

9 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What you can’t do with the laptops (…that you were hoping you could) Every High School in NSW seems to be doing things differently with ICTs due to a history of autonomy It is this autonomy that has forced NSW DET to come up with a unique and supportable solution for L4L We need ONE revolution, not hundreds of them. So: Local administrator access will not be provided for the laptops Additional software that requires admin access to install can’t be installed on the laptops The Laptops will not be joined to the school’s Windows domain The Laptops won’t be shipped with a Netware Client for Novell servers Group Policies/Scripts delivered from your server won’t be applied Printing to some of the school’s printers may not be possible

10 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Supporting the Laptops The solution being adopted relieves the need for the school’s CC to try to make hundreds of new laptops “fit” with their existing school network L4L is a statewide project – NOT a school project If your school is thinking of wiping the image to create its own, forget it. Support is provided, take it. You’ll need it.

11 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way What the Laptops can do… Authenticate to Windows using the DET Portal ID – one laptop, one user only (Allocated mode) Connect to the school’s new wireless network providing access to Internet, DET intranet and the school’s web services Print to selected HP networked laser printers via IP printing (drivers supplied) Run the pre-installed applications Provide a virtual 1024x768 display (scrolls down a little) Connect wired or wirelessly at home / wirelessly at McDonalds Accept a USB flash or hard disk to read from/write to. Connect via Remote Desktop to well-configured and spec’ed school terminal servers

12 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Spare Pool of Laptops L4L computers for year 9 Students are ALLOCATED – one PC, one user ONLY Spare L4L computers (from Pool) can be: –LOANED (long term or short term) – these are the same as Allocated, but they are expected to be returned. Must be reimaged upon return. Can be Loaned to Students (10-12) and/or Staff –POOLED – used by multiple users, in the library or classrooms All allocations of laptops via RMU – managed by the in-school L4L support officer

13 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L: Managing the Laptops L4L Device Manager (aka the L4L Support Officer’s toolbox): – Single point of admin – Integration with existing infrastructure : – IDM, AD, Portal, ERN, SMU, EMU, Remedy, Computrace – Device, Student and Staff Management – Each device will have a current state.

14 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L: Managing the Laptops Device State(s) : –Inaugural (still in shrink wrap, delivered by Lenovo) –Allocated (in 2009 to a year 9 student) – It’s their machine, no other student can logon to it –Loaned – Teacher machine or temporary assignment to a student –Pool (either in storage or general usage) –Broken, Stolen or Lost – In an interim state of inoperability –Retired (Broken, Stolen or Lost) – Permanently written off Computrace tracks ‘atomic’ activity, assist in recovery and denial of stolen devices.

15 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L: Managing the Laptops - RMU

16 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L: Managing the Laptops - RMU

17 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L: Managing the Laptops - RMU

18 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L: Managing the Laptops - RMU

19 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L: Managing the Laptops - RMU

20 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way School Home ESB Wireless Network DIP (local AD / Storage) ERN Enterprise Group Directory Access & Asset Management Home Network Internet Bluecoat filter Computrace Central AD Log activity Device Management and Authentication Synch. View / Manage activity Remedy L4L: Architectural Overview

21 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Any Questions on the Laptops?

22 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – The Wireless Solution Preliminary designs and installations are happening RIGHT NOW Schools must nominate up to 12 Learning Spaces in addition to the Library for wireless installation in Phase 1 (max. 3 buildings) The Wireless network is TOTALLY separate to the school’s existing wired and wireless LAN Spare Fibre is REQUIRED between the Campus Distributor and all Building Distributors

23 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – Wireless Phase 1 Phase 1 Installation covers: –Cabinet in Campus distributor –Head-end switch –Wireless Mobility Controller –2 Wireless Access Points (WAPs) in Library –Up to 12 WAPs in Learning Spaces in up to 3 buildings –Up to 3 cabinets with 3 POE Edge switches –“DIP” server and UPS (supplied before Phase 2) –Design of Phase 2 installation requirements –Identification of potential existing backbone issues

24 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – Wireless Phase 2 Phase 2 Installation covers: –One WAP in each Learning Space (as defined by AMS) –Sufficient cabinets plus POE switches as required –Installation in “eligible” demountables (demountables are normally excluded from the project) –Requested and approved staffroom installations Phase 1 Completion by start of Term Phase 2 Completion by start of Term

25 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – The Wireless Solution The new wireless system is based upon the n draft 2 standard and configured to operate in the 5 GHz range Existing a wireless will cause conflicts The 2.4 GHz range will only be used to monitor the air, existing b/g wireless can stay N and WPA2 + AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) must be configured on all 3 rd -party devices The SSID will be set to NSWDET

26 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – The Wireless Solution N will provide an absolute minimum of 2Mbit/s with 30 laptops connected to a single Wireless Access Point in a room Theoretically, under ideal conditions, 30 laptops should be able to achieve 5-8 MBit/s access. Other “N” devices may be able to connect for web- based Internet and Intranet access only A/B/G devices will NOT be able to connect All learning spaces (in AMS) will get an Access Point by the end of Phase 2 (mid 2010)

27 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – IP Addressing New address range for all L4L networks Based on number of enrolments WLAN allocation is bottom of allocated subnet School sizeCriteria (enrolments) Subnet sizeNumber of High Schools Very Small (/22)13 Small (/21)112 Medium (/20)233 Large (/19)105 Very Large2000+Site by site basis0

28 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – (Virtual) VLANs The new L4L LAN will consist of VLANs All switches on the L4L VLAN will have static addresses - all other devices including access points and wireless clients will be allocated DHCP addresses by a newly supplied “DIP” server VLAN Name VLAN number Subnet size VLAN UseIP allocation legacy1VariesExisting LANsite specific infra190/24Switches + DIPstatic walan290/24AP’sDHCP - DIP wlanxx2xx/24Wireless ClientsDHCP - DIP

29 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Your Campus Distributor Fibre backbones with spare pairs required! NOTE: Investigate your backbones and all of your BDs! If they are copper or you have no spare fibre pairs, you have a problem which will delay the completion of your WLAN install

30 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – The New Components Aruba 6000 Wireless Controller

31 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way The L4L Campus Distributor New 45RU Cabinet in Campus Distributor New 12RU cabinet in each BD Spare Fibre pair To new BD cabinet

32 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way The L4L Wireless Installation

33 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – New Head-End Switch HP Procurve 5406zl Standard ports for standard device connections Layer 3 switching (inter-VLAN routing) All Unused ports will be disabled All ports dedicated to L4L at this time All copper ports are 10/100/1000 Auto No dual personality (schitzo) ports  Dual power  6 slots  20cu + 4f module  Premium licence  HP Lifetime Warranty  24f mini gbic module (if required)

34 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – Aruba Wireless Controller Aruba 6000 –Modular controller capable of supporting a maximum of 8192 access points / 32,768 users. –Supports W-VLANs, Layer 2 & 3 –Adaptive Radio Management –Remote diagnostics –Redundant power supplies

35 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – POE Switches in BDs HP Procurve 2910AL-24-POE –20 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports Power Over Ethernet –4 dual-personality ports – Require Modules Will be populated with 1 x mini GBIC Fibre module –One switch supports up to 20 WAPs in one building If more WAPs needed another switch will be provided

36 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – Wireless Access Points Aruba AP 125 –Dual-radio a/n b/g/n using 3 integrated MIMO Omni-directional antennas – no power point req’d –High-Throughput (HT) Support: HT 20/40 up to 300Mbps (802.11n) –Will be LOCKED to n (5GHz) ONLY –Can be installed upside-down on ceiling (ideally) or higher up a wall

37 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – The DIP Server IBM Server x3500M2 Distributed Infrastructure Platform Will eventually replace CPC –Server 2008 with Hyper-V –Read-Only Active Directory – for user Authentication –RADIUS and Policy Server –Cache for eBackpack –Print Server (Selected Printers) –DHCP and DNS Server (Wireless LAN only)

38 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – In Summary The new wireless system is based upon the n standard, configured to operate in the 5 GHz range. An Aruba mobility controller at each site will manage local wireless access points. Hewlett-Packard PoE switches will be used to link and power the access points. New Ethernet cabling will link wireless access points to new switches in each new BD. All cabling will adhere to the Department's Structured Cabling System Standard. A “DIP” server provided by the Department will allow quick authentication for wireless clients.

39 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way L4L – Keep up with the News Main L4L Website: includes: –Regular Bulletins –FAQs –Rollout Schedule (continually updated) –Policies and Procedures –Professional Learning

40 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Any Final Questions? Thank you for your attendance. Presentation handout at


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