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I need some guidance in a network design paper

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I need some guidance in a network design paper.

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Homework
Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Thank you for requesting me.

Please post the details for the network design project and I will review and respond.

Thanks,

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

An University has recently acquired a building. This new building will house some administrative offices, lecture rooms, library, and computer labs.

Building dimensions:
Length: 240 Feet
Width: 95 Feet
Height: 30 Feet

The 40-year-old two-story building has the following existing layout:

There will be six computer labs that will be used for instruction. Each of these labs will have 21 computers (20 student computers and 1 instructor computer). Each of these labs will also have a server in the closet located inside the lab.

In addition to the six computer labs, there will also be a Student Computer Lab that will provide computer access to students to do their homework. There will be 30 computers in this lab and a server in the closet.

The library will also have some computers to allow students access to the library resources. There will be 10 computers for student’s use in the library, and 5 computers for Library staff.

There are four lecture classrooms in the building. Each of this room will have a computer for instructor’s use.

Finally, there are various offices in the building. Each of these offices will have one computer for the staff use, with the exception of the Admission office that will have 5 computers for staff use.

Equipment Inventory

Workstation
Placement Number of
Workstations Users Total WS
6 Instructional
Computer labs 21 WS Student and
Instructor 126 WS
(based on 20 WS for students and 1 WS for instructor on each lab * 6 labs)
Student Computer Lab 30 WS Student 30 WS
6 Various Offices 1 WS Staff 6 WS
1 Admission office 5 WS Staff 5 WS
Library 10 WS Student 10 WS
Library 5 WS Staff 5 WS
4 Instructional Classrooms 1 WS Instructor 4 WS Total
Server ? Staff To be determined by students
Network Connecting
Devices ? IT Staff To be determined by students
Printers ? Staff To be determined by student
Printers ? Instructional To be determined by student

Two server rooms have been allocated, one on the first floor and one on the second floor.

Your task is to design the network for this new building with the following criteria:
• Student-accessed computers should be on separate network from the staff-accessed computers. There should be at least 3 separate networks: Administrative, Instructional, and Public. All staff-accessed computers will be on the Administrative network. The computers in the instructional computer labs and classrooms that will be used for classes should be on the Instructional network. The wifi and the computers in the student lobby should be in the Public network.
• The whole building will share one Internet access connection (T-1 link from Telekom). This connection will come into the Server Room on the first floor. The Public IP address for the router here is 191.1.15.1
• Security is very important for UMUC as we have to protect students and employees data as well as any intellectual property that UMUC has on the servers and computers.
• The network has been assigned the 10.15.0.0 network address for all computers and devices.
• The network should use physical cable (not wireless), but do provide wireless access in the Student Lobby area.

Submission should include (in no more than three pages, excluding diagrams and references):

Network Addressing:
1. Define the subnet (based on: rooms, floor, department, or other criteria).
2. For each subnet, explain which devices/groups/users/rooms will be on this subnet, define the network address, subnet mask, and available IP addresses to be used by computers or devices.

Physical Network Design:
1. Define the topology that will be used.
2. Select the appropriate network media to use.
3. Select the appropriate network connecting devices to use.
4. Physical layout of the computers on the floor plan.
5. List of additional servers or network devices needed to implement the network.
6. Justifications for your network design (number 1 – 5 above)

You will be evaluated on your ability to

o Implement appropriate IP addressing scheme
o Select and justify appropriate cable media that includes the length of each cable segment and number of nodes on each segment
o Select and justify appropriate topology such as star, bus, or ring for your network
o Select and justify of your selected network equipment
o Select and justify appropriate network services to meet network requirements
o Select and justify security implementation for the network
o Use proper grammar, formatting, network terminology, and reference citations

Feel free to use any drawings or attachments, and assume any number of computers or users (not when provided here). You will be graded on the basis of right media, topology and knowledge of network concepts.

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Thanks for the additional information. By when do you need it completed?

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi, By the week of the 15th of July.

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks. I will start work on it and post the report here for you to download and review.

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you David. I appreciate all your help!


 

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Your welcome Smile
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
David, I need to send you a blue print of the building that is attched to instructions
Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Please click the link below:

click here

and then upload the blue print file and then copy the download link and paste it here so I can download and review.

Thanks,

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

http://wikisend.com/download/436720/1-Network_Design_Paper_Summer_13.docx

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Great, thanks. I have downloaded the document and am working on the report.

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you David.

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Smile
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi David, just wondering if is all OK. Do you have an estimate day for review? thanks

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Thanks for checking in. I am aiming to complete and post it for you to review within the next few days.

Thanks,

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks!!
Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Your welcome Smile
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi David, do you have any time update? thanks.

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Thanks for checking in. All is going well and on track.

Thanks,

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks. do you have an estimated date of delivery?

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Yes, I expect to complete and post it late next week.

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
You are welcome Smile
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hello David, how is it going? DO you have any questions? thanks!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi David. Any updates. Thanks!
Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Thanks for checking in. Still working on it and all is going well.

Thanks,

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Great! Thank you David.
Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Smile
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

David, just wondering if we could set a day for delivery?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi David, I need an update for a date for delivery thanks

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

I am aiming to post it by Monday or Tuesday.

Thanks,

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Perfect! Thank you for your work
Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Please click the link below to download the report:

click here

Thanks,

David.
Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Were you able to successfully download the report?

Thanks,

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
David I am not at home. I will open it tonight when I get there. Thank you. I will come back to you asap.
Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks for letting me know. I will be available to respond if you have any questions regarding the report.

Thanks,

David.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am not able to download it.

Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  David L. replied 1 year ago.
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