CCNA SEMESTER 4 PROJECT
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CURRENT NETWORK ENVIROMENT
PROPOSED PHYSICAL DESIGN
PROPOSED LOGICAL DESIGN
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ArchBlueprints, an architectural engineering company started off five years ago in a single storied office block from where it operated. It employed about 50 architects and was run by five directors and managerial department heads. ArchBlueprints at the time had a small IT network infrastructure with about 75 computers, 3 heavy duty printers within the whole office block, all networked and using a DSL connection to a single ISP for internet connectivity. The company made massive profits overtime and invested heavily in developing the IT network. It bought more computers and hired more architects and deployed more heavy duty printers as the firm grew. The network design eventually became burdened with the constant additions and this in effect led to a slow network with terribly slow speeds. However, ArchBlueprints has just completed a takeover of 2 other architectural firms and has recently moved into a new 5 storied building. The company wants to upgrade its IT network to match the new design of the new office block and also the increased demand for network resource. In addition, it plans to buy more equipment and recruit more staff in various capacities. ArchBlueprints then contacted Mascar IT Solutions to design a network upgrade and produce a high performance network.
OBJECTIVES OF ArchBlueprints Company
To provide higher bandwidth with better internet connectivity for the employees To integrate more equipment onto the network
To have a network reliable enough to handle the traffic generated on the network To increase productivity of the staff with a better performance network To improve the security of the network.
PROBLEMS ArchBlueprints faces
Poor security settings on the network
Poor quality equipment which could be slowing the network. PROJECT GOALS AND SOLUTIONS
Provide higher bandwidth with faster internet connectivity provided by a T1 connection to the new premises. Another ISP is to be contracted to provide redundancy to the network in case one connection fails. Improve network security with VLANS, VPNs and strong reliable firewalls implemented. This is to start with a proxy server and content filter server at the edge of the network. The VLANS are to help provide better manageability of the network by dividing and grouping similar departments together. Improvement on security has also been catered for by installing closed circuit televisions (cctv) in sensitive areas of the building and linking them with coaxial cables to a computer in the server room and connecting them to the network. Embrace new technologies for example VoIP capabilities with IP phones to enable video conferencing and also help in cutting down phone costs. To cut costs, we plan to install a heavy duty colored and a black and white all-in-one (printers, scanners and copiers) on each floor to cater for the whole floor apart from the 5th floor which houses the directors. Connect 100 new workstations to the network for the new employees. More so, we should provide bigger data storage capacity for the increased number of employees. Introduce state of art technology with high performance switches, routers, and fiber optical cable to interconnect the switches on each floor. Install powerful UPS in the server room to ensure a 99.999% uptime of the network
List of Requirements;
10 Switches – Cisco Catalyst Express 520 – 24pc Series with: Power over Ethernet capabilities, 24 10/100 access ports for wireless, desktop, cctv and video conferencing. Simple deployment
Comprehensive integrated security.
3 Routers – Cisco