Cisco Network Proposal Part 1

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You have been recently hired as a network administrator for the xAcme Technology Trade School. The school realizes that the local systems administrators need help implementing certain technologies at each of the remote locations, as well as final WAN configurations. Out of the network administrators on staff, you have been asked to move the Cisco Network Proposal forward. With your background and skills, you will design, implement, and assist in configurations to support xAcme’s topology.

Technologies to implement will differ from site to site, as administrators have begun topology implementations. You will be provided the overall topology as well as certain device configurations in order to determine the best course of action per site/challenge. In addition to helping the school configure its network, xAcme requires that all new network administrators obtain their CCNA certification within 60 days of being hired. You are excited about starting this project but realize creating a schedule to help balance your work and home life will be the key to success.

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CMIT 350 WAN and SOHO Skills Implementation Use this document as a guide for formatting and organizing your CMIT 350 Skills Implementation challenge. Title Page Professionalism will be key to your success and advancement in your academic and professional career. Use the title page to identify relevant information such as your name, the course, professor, and submission/completion date. Document Index/Contents Organization will allow your document to be divided into key areas of consideration and allows an overall structure to be placed over the submission. Sample text: I. II. III. IV. I. Site “XXXXXXXX” Challenges and Implementation Site “XXXXXXXX” Challenges and Implementation Site “XXXXXXXX” Challenges and Implementation Bibliography Site “XXXXXXXXXX” Challenge and Implementation (Provide a section for each site, as suggested in your table of contents.) Site Details and Challenges (Summary) Here, you will simply summarize the site requirements and/or challenges you are attempting to overcome. You will not need to implement solutions or discuss your approach at this point. This information is provided to you and can simply be organized and restated as you understand it. Think of this area as what needs to be corrected. Suggested length would be one or two paragraphs. Sample text: As described in the scenario, the xUMUC site was developed without any VLAN structure, and administrators have found the need to isolate broadcast traffic from a layer-2 perspective. Site Solution(s) and Technologies With the challenges stated, you will be able to clearly define your approach to solving those challenges and can state the technologies you will be implementing. Be sure to use this area to justify your approach and selection of technologies as well. The specific length and details of this area will vary based on the specifics and depth of the challenge you are facing. Your justification would be your selection of a specific technology or approach over another and why you chose the approach you are taking. Show off your knowledge in the foundational skills here! Sample text: In order to relieve the administrative tasks surrounding the implementation of manual IP addressing per device, we will configure and implement a DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) server, per site requirements. The DHCP allows for devices to identify, request and implement IP configurations as well as other settings…. Since this area may call for facts and details around technologies and approaches, you will most likely find yourself using in-text citations, which would appear as follows: Open Shortest Path First is an open standard routing protocol that’s been implemented by a wide variety of network vendors, including Cisco [1]. Sample Configuration Understanding the technologies will satisfy a portion of the documents' requirements. You will also need to display how the solutions you are suggesting would be implemented. This will include the specific commands used to configure the devices. Instructions will state when sample configurations are required, and any sample configurations should be limited to the devices provided, per the site topology. Device syntax to be used can be found in your training suite, TestOut’s LabSim. Show off your technical competency here! Sample text: Sample Device Configuration 1 Supporting Tables/Diagrams When structuring solutions per certain sites, you may find it helpful or even necessary to structure information with tables and/or diagrams. These items can be used to support and display your understood solutions located in the “Site Solution(s) and Technologies” area. Display your organizational and logical skills in this area! Sample table: Sample Table 1 Sample Table 2 Sample Diagram 1 Repeat the format to include document components for each site. In this sample, sections numbered II and III in your table of contents would be provided next, followed by the bibliography. IV. Bibliography Be responsible with your research and included works. Provide proper credit in the IEEE format to original authors and their works that you leverage in your submission. Sample Entry: [1] T. Lammle. CCNA Routing and Switching Study Guide. Indianapolis, ID: Sybex Wiley, 2013, p. 386. 1/25/2019 Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3) - CMIT 350 6387 Interconnecting Cisco Devices (2192) Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1­3) Overview ­ Your proposal will be submitted in three major parts: Springfield Device and STP Configurations (i.e., Part 1) Worchester Subnetting Configurations and Boston Site Protocol, Route Summarization, and Topology Improvement (i.e., Part 2) Sacramento Site VLAN, Routing on a Stick(ROS) and DHCP Implementation, Los Angeles Site Management Technologies, xACME WAN ­ WAN Implementation and Security Communications (i.e., Part 3) The details for each of these Part (i.e., Part 1, 2, and 3) can be found below. Each of these parts will be submitted to the LEO Assignments folders and TurnItIn. Each of these parts should be submitted independently of the other parts. That is, only submit Part 1 to the LEO ­ Assignments ­ Cisco Network Proposal Part 1 submission folder. Only submit Part 2 to the LEO ­ Assignments ­ Cisco Network Proposal Part 2 submission folder. And, only submit Part 3 to the LEO ­ Assignments ­ Cisco Network Proposal Part 3 submission folder. Along with the challenges presented in this document, you will be provided an overall site topology to work from, as well as specific device configurations (where applicable) to make your recommendations. Suggested solutions should be comprehensive and justified in approach. Configurations of technologies should be written out to help guide the systems administrators with implementation. In some cases, you may find it necessary to implement additional cabling, which can be done by adding to the supplied topology. Any adjustments to the sites’ topology that you find necessary should be documented and supplied with your submission. Your document will be divided up by site and solutions per site. Each area is unique in requirements but collectively will demonstrate your understanding of network routing and switching technologies. Each scenario will provide you with suggested sections within TestOut (LabSim) to use as a guide in your analysis and recommendations. To learn how you will be assessed on this assignment, take a moment to review the rubric. The final deliverable should adhere to the following criteria: Use this template as a guide while creating your Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1­3). Include at least two scholarly references in each of the three submissions. Thus, a total of six scholarly references will be included in total. Students may find scholarly sources by visiting UMUC’s library and online sources. Students will also include other credible sources as appropriate. Use IEEE citation style. We do not use APA or MLA­style citations. Students should contact UMUC’s Effective Writing Center for assistance. Use proper terminology and expand acronyms in each paragraph they are used. For example, the first time in a paragraph an acronym is used it should be expanded (e.g., https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/le/content/346684/fullscreen/14442406/View 1/7 1/25/2019 Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3) - CMIT 350 6387 Interconnecting Cisco Devices (2192) University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Thereafter, and as long as you are in the same paragraph, the acronym (e.g., UMUC) can be used. When starting a new paragraph, the rule begins anew. The use of figures and diagrams is encouraged. Students will properly cite the figures and diagrams according to the IEEE citation style. Before submitting each part to the appropriate folder in LEO ­ Assignments, students will upload toTurnItIn. Students should review the LEO ­ Announcements for specific instructions or contact the Professor. ­ Existing VLANs Remote locations vary in terms of size and requirements. Some implementations will require current site router/switch­running configurations, which will be provided. All sites will use the following four VLANs, but you will need to configure only what is asked per site (some assumptions will be made). Existing VLANs, per xACME: Faculty VLAN used by faculty on­site for all office locations (non­instructional communications) total devices per site will vary Administrative VLAN used by staff on­site for business administrative communications total devices per site will vary Academic VLAN used by faculty and students for classroom labs and instructional communications total devices per site will vary Server VLAN used by IT staff for all technology/management communications total devices per site will vary The types of devices per site will be the same; however, the number of deployed devices may vary (all documented in the xAcme educational topology). Routers Per Site: Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Interfaces 4 Fast 2 Serial Ports Ethernet Interfaces Available Interfaces (Per (Per Router) Router) https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/le/content/346684/fullscreen/14442406/View 2/7 1/25/2019 Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3) - CMIT 350 6387 Interconnecting Cisco Devices (2192) fa0/0 s0/0/0 fa0/1 s0/0/1 fa1/0 fa1/1 Switches Per Site: Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 96 Total Gigabit Ethernet Ports Per Switch Ports Available Module 1 = gi0/1 ­ gi0/24 Module 2 = gi1/1 ­ gi1/24 Module 3 = gi2/1 ­ gi2/24 Module 4 = gi3/1 ­ gi3/24 Note: Device type will not impact your configuration commands and implementation of ALL required technologies will use Cisco IOS commands/concepts learned in our TestOut lecture(s). Standard switchports will be configured and used as trunk OR access ports, and DCE ends should be noted when configuring serial ports per router. Click here to download the configuration file for all of the devices. Note: one of the files in the zip file is a PacketTracer file. You can open it using the Packet Tracer program that you can download from here. The use of Packet Tracer is optional. Springfield Site Device and STP Configurations (Focus on the Springfield Site Only) ­ Required Implementation: Device hostnames, banners, secured passwords and spanning tree protocol. Device Configurations: Implement device hostnames to match the xACME educational topology labels. Provide a template and sample configuration for the MOTD banner and login banner (wording and implementation) for one of the switches. Keep this generic, as it will be implemented on all switches in the xACME educational topology. Lastly, include the configuration steps for implementing device passwords on both console port (out­of­band communications) and VTY (Telnet/in­band communications). All passwords should be encrypted. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP): Briefly explain the advantages and purpose of the STP. Administrators are having a difficult time placing switch 1 as the root. Provide a sample configuration for implementing SPT on the switches. Choose the mode you feel https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/le/content/346684/fullscreen/14442406/View 3/7 1/25/2019 Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3) - CMIT 350 6387 Interconnecting Cisco Devices (2192) would be best suited for the environment and justify why. Switch 1 will need to be the root switch in the Springfield topology. Consider any security measures that can be implemented to protect the devices from bogus BPDUs. Note: When approaching the spanning tree challenge, do not concern yourself with the multiple VLANs at this time. Focus simply on the default VLAN1, which is the active VLAN that all ports belong to in this topology at this time. Please refer to the following configurations: SpringfieldSw1 SpringfieldSw2 SpringfieldSw3 SpringfieldSw4 Worchester Site Device and STP Configurations (Focus on the Worchester Site Only) ­ Required Implementation: Subnet addressing to accommodate Worchester site Subnetting: Properly subnet addressing blocks to accommodate the site's VLAN sizes. You will not need to implement VLANs here; rather, you will create the correct sizing to properly accommodate the devices stated per the xACME educational topology. Carefully consider the challenges faced when structuring subnets too large and/or too small during your design. The starting Worchester site addressing range is 10.20.0.0 /16 (per the xACME educational topology diagram). Formatting per subnet should follow the format below and should be clearly stated and placed within a table. NetID mask/CIDR values broadcast usable range No additional device configurations required to complete Boston Site Routing Protocol, Route Summarization­ and Topology Improvements (Focus on the Boston Site Only) Required Implementation: Implement a routing protocol to manage networks within the Boston site topology as well as default routes to exit non­Boston traffic. Summarization addresses should be stated per router in Boston’s topology. Consider redundancy upgrades as well and document per topology. Routing Protocol: Research the different routing protocol types (distance vector/link state/hybrid) and choose a routing protocol implement (OSPF, EIGRP, RIP). Justify your selection by defining its strengths and weaknesses. Define the proper addressing block to assign per point­to­point links and implement your solution per all three routers. https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/le/content/346684/fullscreen/14442406/View 4/7 1/25/2019 Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3) - CMIT 350 6387 Interconnecting Cisco Devices (2192) Routing protocol should be set up in a way to advertise all IP subnets, WAN, and LAN interfaces on a router. Be sure to protect the advertisements of the routing tables as well. Summarization: Define the route summarization addresses for each Boston site router. These addresses will not be implemented on the routers, but they will be documented in your response. Each summarization address must be large enough to include all required subnets contained within the underlying site subnets. Default Route: Any traffic not matching internal networks will need to be routed outward. Implement default routes on the site routers to exit this traffic. Topology: Consider the potential challenges with the current Boston site topology (cabling and redundancy approach). If improvements are needed, update the topology and discuss and routing redundancy approaches you see fit. Please refer to the following configurations: BostonSiteRouter1 BostonSiteRouter2 BostonSiteRouter3 Sacramento Site VLAN, Routing on a Stick (ROS) and DHCP Implementation (Focus on the Sacramento Site Only) ­ Required Implementation: VLANs, ROS, and DHCP implementation VLANs: Implement the VLAN database on the Sacramento site switches. Explain the assignment of switchport modes and how to implement each. Demonstrate how to implement port security on the switchports to allow only two MAC addresses per port and shutdowns for violations. Additionally, consider proper security management of any unused ports. Provide the VLAN IDs, ports with matching switchport modes, and sample configuration of port security and port management steps. ROS: The site will be treated as a routing on a stick (ROS) topology. Provide a sample configuration for Sacramento fa0/0 interface to support the multiple VLANs and inter­ VLAN routing. To simplify configuration, please use the following addressing: faculty VLAN: 10.50.0.0 /26 administrative VLAN: 10.50.0.64 /26 instructional VLAN: 10.50.0.128 /26 server VLAN: 10.50.0.192 /26 DHCP: The site will need a solution to manage the deployment of IP addresses. Briefly explain the purpose of DHCP and provide implementation of the DHCP configuration for https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/le/content/346684/fullscreen/14442406/View 5/7 1/25/2019 Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3) - CMIT 350 6387 Interconnecting Cisco Devices (2192) the VLANs. Be sure to include the pool name, exclude the last 10 addresses of each subnet range and configure the gateway, subnet mask, and DNS address (Sacramento fa0/0 address). Please refer to the following configurations: SacramentoSw1 SacramentoSw2 SacramentoSw3 SacramentoRouter Los Angeles Site Management Technologies (Focus ­ on the Los Angeles Site Only) Required Implementation: Device configuration remote storage, remote management of switches, ACL implementation, and an NTP solution. Remote IOS Storage: The site will require remote storage of the devices' configurations. Server details are provided per your topology. You will determine the protocol to use and demonstrate how to implement the solution. Remote Management of Switches: All devices will be configured to allow for remote management. You will be required to implement this solution on the switches found on the site. ACL Implementation: In order to restrict and protect access to the devices, the only VLAN allowed to communicate remotely with the devices should belong to the server VLAN. Determine the type of ACL to implement and the placement of the list, and implement the solution on the site router. Network Time Protocol: Implement an NTP solution on the devices found within this topology to ensure clock synchronization is accomplished. The purpose would be for accurate logging records and authentication protocols. Server details are provided per your topology. Please refer to the following configurations: LosAngelesSw1 LosAngelesSw2 LosAngelesSw3 LosAngelesRouter xACME WAN – WAN Implementation and Secure Communications (Focus on All Site Entry Point Routers) https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/le/content/346684/fullscreen/14442406/View ­ 6/7 1/25/2019 Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3) - CMIT 350 6387 Interconnecting Cisco Devices (2192) Required Implementation: WAN Implementation, device authentication, and topology suggestions. WAN Implementation: Current WAN links are serial­based and connected over leased lines that are using the Cisco default protocol for layer 2 connectivity. Authentication is not present at this time, but the added security would be preferred. Research the available WAN protocols and suggest a solution to provide authentication between devices. Implement basic routing protocol authentication. Provide a sample implementation over serial links for your systems administrator to follow. Included in this task are device configurations for the current implementation. Topology: Currently, the Los Angeles and Boston sites are connected across leased lines, and each remains as the entry point to its respective regional locations. There is growing concern over the amount of traffic both devices are handling. Review the xAMCE educational topology and make recommendations to provide some redundancy among sites, as well as to alleviate some of the bandwidth requirements placed on both devices. This may require additional lines to be leased. With your suggested improvements, update the topology as you see fit. Note: Additional addressing is available if needed. Simply create the additional ranges from the provided available xACME public address range, 165.128.63.0 /26. Please refer to the following configurations: BostonSiteRouter1 WorchesterRouter SpringfieldRouter SacramentoRouter LosAngelesRouter https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/le/content/346684/fullscreen/14442406/View 7/7 ...
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Running Head CISCO NETWORK PROPOSAL PART1

CISCO Network Proposal Part 1
Name
Course
Instructor
Date

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Cisco Network Proposal Part 1

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Springfield Device and STP Configurations
Springfield Site Challenges and Details
xACME is the name of school that provide the technological education to the students.
The school has found a necessity for support the local administrators of the systems that need
assistance with execution of some technologies at their all remote locations, along with finalizing
configurations of WAN. In configurations, the designing, execution, and aid will support overall
topology of xAcme.
A Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), secured passwords, banners, and device hostnames are
required by the Springfield location. Prior to any connection with any network or switch with the
intention of maintain the network’s integrity, there is a need for making the basic configurations.
The Spanning Tree Protocol is being configured for usage due to its numerous benefits. The
system administrators at present are having a difficult time in the implementation of first switch
as the root, and it is necessary that for the Springfield topology, the root switch would be the
switch 1. For addressing the problems with the switch, there is a need for the reconfiguration
along with the implementation of security measures for protecting the devices of the network
from mock Bridge Protocol Data Units (BPDU). The steps of configuration for the
implementation of the passwords of the device on both console ports (out-of-band
communications) and the Telnet/in-band communications (Virtual Terminal lines), will be
addressed, together with making sure that every password would be encoded.
Current Virtual Local Area Networks in xACME:
• VLAN for the faculty
o faculty use this VLAN on-site for every location of the office
o the entire number of devices will vary per site
• VLAN for the administration
o staff use this VLAN on-site for the communication of business administration
o the entire number of devices will vary per site
• VLAN for the Academic
o students and faculty use for instructional communication and classroom labs
o the entire number of devices will vary per site
• VLAN for the Server
o IT staff use this for every management and/or technological communication
o the entire number of devices will differ per site
Per Site Routers:

Cisco Network Proposal Part 1

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Per Site Switches:

Springfield Site Technologies and Solution(s)
As the root bridge, Switch 1 must be recognized. Cisco website stated that a Spanning
Tree Protocol is a protocol of Layer 2 that runs on switches and bridges [1]. Spanning Tree
Protocol enables for a root bridge for becoming the network’s focal point where the entire flow
of data will be controlled. Network decisions will be made by the root bridge, for example,
forwarding and blocking, which will assist in averting loops on redundant paths when
interrelated on a network with additional devices. One can refer the root bridge as a root switch
in the environment of switching, and it utilized for facilitating the infor...

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