Network Recovery Plan Template Purpose

The Network Recovery Plan Template documents the procedures, strategies, personnel, procedures, and resources necessary to recover the <Enter Company Name> network following any type of short or long term disruption. The following objectives have been established for this plan:

  1. Maximize the value of business resumption planning by establishing recovery plans that consist of the following phases:
    1. Notification / Activation:  To activate the plan and notify vendors, customers, employees, etc of the recovery activities
    2. Recovery Phase:  To recovery and resume temporary IT operations on alternate hardware (equipment) and possibly at an alternate location
    3. Restoration Phase:  To restore IT systems processing capabilities to normal operations at the primary location or the new location
  2. Define the activities, procedures, and essential resources required to perform network recovery during prolonged periods of disruption to normal operations.
  3. Allocate responsibilities to designated personnel and provide guidance for recovering the network during prolong periods of interruption to normal operations.
  4. Make certain coordination with other <Enter Company Name> Staff is conducted.

Ensure coordination with external contacts, like vendors, suppliers, etc. who will participate in the recovery process.

Table of Contents of Network Recovery Plan Template

PLAN MAINTENANCE     

PLAN EXERCISE          

PLAN LOCATION         

PLAN DISTRIBUTION

PLAN INTRODUCTION
Purpose
Applicability
Scope
Assumptions
Use of this Plan

NETWORK PROFILE  
Network Specifications
Network Requirements

PLAN ACTIVATION PROCEDURES       
Plan Activation Team

TEAM MEMBERS & RESPONSIBILITIES       
Activate Team Members
Travel to Alternate Location

RECOVERY PROCEDURES
Restore Network Services
Restoration Procedures
Original or New Site Restoration
Concurrent Processing
Plan Deactivation

APPENDIX 
Appendix A:  Employee Contact List
Appendix B:  Vendor Contact List
Appendix C:  Network Diagrams

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