after the procurement of the hardware and software components for each Phare Country, as detailed in the official shopping list ("Phare EEA EIONET Telematic Network - Shopping list", ref. PH84XZ03), the building of EIONET network has entered a new operational phase.
Right now the Consortium personnel is completing the assembling and customisation of the different systems that will be installed at each NFP’s premises in the next weeks.
Attached as annex 1 is the proposed overall installation activities calendar, starting from Apr. 15th 1998.
In this Phase activities will include installation of all EIONET equipment
(EIONET server, router, firewall, PCs and Netscape software) except for
the public server that will be installed in the next months, when the contract
extension will be signed by the EU.
Within the contract extension is also planned the delivery of the Circle application to all NFPs.
Circle will be uploaded on the NFP's EIONET server during the public server installation activity.
You are kindly requested to confirm the proposed date for your Country
or, should it not suit you for any reason, to ask to postpone the activities
and indicate an alternative later date.
An answer within April 5th will be greatly appreciated.
The installation activities to be performed at each site will take 1-3 days , according to the following schedule, and will consists of:
A centralised training session for system administrators is also planned, tentatively scheduled in the first half of June 1998. You will receive a separate communication on this subject.
In any case for those NFPs who required new connections to be installed, i.e Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia, the proposed dates for installation are subject to the availability of the new Internet links by the local Internet services provider.
The Consortium will promptly notify involved NFPs of any possible delay due to the lack of the planned Internet connection.
You already received the preliminary required fitting premises form ("fitting premises form", ref. PH84XJ05) to be undertaken by each NFP. You are kindly requested to check it with your IT structures managers. Please note that delays in the availability of the required facilities is a reason to postpone the installation activities.
You are also requested to specify if, according to your own security
policies, during the following network operation phase you want the Consortium
to perform remote managing of the installed EIONET router.
Please, answer using the Phare Circle installation schedules newsgroup or, if you prefer, sending a fax to Finsiel (+39.6.2271.4960).
As ever, let me thank you in advance for your kind and prompt co-operation,
that constitutes one of the key success factors of the EIONET Project.
EIONET Deputy Project manager
Finsiel S.p.A. tel: (0039)6-22714151
Via G.V. Bona, 65 fax: (0039)6-22714960
00156 Roma - Italy
Yes, the proposed installation date is confirmed
No, the proposed installation date is not convenient.
new proposed date ____________________
No, remote managining of the EIONET system by the Consortium is not permitted