Cisco Network Proposal Part 2-3

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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.

In this learning demonstration, you will use TestOut Routing and Switching Pro (LabSim) to learn how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Internetworking devices in a small enterprise branch network. LabSim will also prepare you for the CCNA Certification exam. In order to identify your strengths and weaknesses, you will first complete the CCNA Certification Practice Exam. During the next eight weeks, as you step through each set of activities in TestOut LabSim, you will submit the configurations in three parts. Use the results of the certification practice exam you took at the beginning of the class to help guide you on which areas within TestOut LabSim you should pay closer attention.

There are nine steps in this effort that lead you through each deliverable. Begin with Step 1, obtaining access to TestOut Security Pro and enrolling in TestOut LabSim, and then continue with Step 2, taking the CCNA Certification Practice Exam.

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.
Running Head: CISCO NETWORK PROPOSAL PART1 CISCO Network Proposal Part 1 Daquan Beale CMIT 350 Monte Young February 10, 2019 1 Cisco Network Proposal Part 1 2 Table of Content I. Springfield Site Challenges and Implementation ......................Error! Bookmark not defined. II. Site Details and Challenges .......................................................Error! Bookmark not defined. III. Site Solutions and Technologies ............................................................................................... 5 IV. Configuration ............................................................................................................................ 6 a. MOTD Banners ................................................................................................................ 6 b. Login Banners .................................................................................................................. 6 c. VTY steps and Device passwords.................................................................................... 6 d. Configure Springfield_SW1 as root bridge ..................................................................... 6 e. Configure BPDU guard...................................................Error! Bookmark not defined. f. Configure RPVST ...........................................................Error! Bookmark not defined. V. Supporting Diagram/Tables……………………………………………………………………7 VI. Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………..……Erro r! Bookmark not defined. Cisco Network Proposal Part 1 3 Springfield Device and STP Configurations Springfield Site Challenges and Details xACME is the name of the school that provides the technical education to the students. The school has found a necessity for supporting 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 the 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 to maintaining 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 the 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 Cisco Network Proposal Part 1 • • • 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: Per Site Switches: 4 Cisco Network Proposal Part 1 5 Regarding the implementation of STP, the information provided revealed that there are certain issues with the Switch 1 deployment in Springfield as the root device. Figure 1. Springfield Site Topology 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 to the root bridge as a root switch in the environment of switching, and is utilized for facilitating the information exchange [1]. On switch 1, log in and MOTD banner must be configured for the reason that it will turn out to be the root switch. Banners are useful for the reason that they users are informed by them for proper usage of device and they can be utilized for displaying usage disclosure statements that notify users that someone is tracking and recording their actions [3]. The switch 1’s bridge Cisco Network Proposal Part 1 6 priority must be raised to the other switches’ high value with the intention of avoiding any conflict when it turns out to be the root switch. The existing root switch is the Switch 2 due to its current bridge primacy. Also, contrasted with PVST mode configured on any other switch, Switch 2 is the lone switch designed in Rapid-PVST mode. For using Rapid-PVST, the other switches will also be configured with the intention of taking the latest STP improvements’ benefits [4]. Sample Configuration for Springfield With the intention of preventing loss of root bridge integrity and bridging loops, the switch will be designed with a Bridge Protocol Data Units guard. On the Springfield topology, the subsequent formations will be executed. Bridge Protocol Data Units guard as stated by Cisco, restricts the port upon reception of BPDU guard if the port is PortFast enabled [2]. Steps for MOTD Banner SpringfieldSw1>enable SpringfieldSw1#configure terminal SpringfieldSw1 (config)#banner motd #Unauthorized access to this device is prohibited!# SpringfieldSw1 (config)#exit (Press Ctrl + Z) SpringfieldSw1# copy run start Steps for Login Banner SpringfieldSw1>enable SpringfieldSw1#configure terminal SpringfieldSw1(config)#banner login #Welcome administrative user. Login now# SpringfieldSw1(config)#exit (Press Ctrl + Z) SpringfieldSw1# copy run start VTY Steps and Device Password SpringfieldSw1>enable SpringfieldSw1#configure terminal SpringfieldSw1(config)#line con 0 SpringfieldSw1(config-line)#password SecretSquirrel SpringfieldSw1(config-line)#login SpringfieldSw1(config-line)#line vty 1 SpringfieldSw1(config-line)#password SecretSquirrel SpringfieldSw1(config-line)#login SpringfieldSw1(config-line)#exit SpringfieldSw1(config)#service password-encryption SpringfieldSw1(config-line)#login Cisco Network Proposal Part 1 SpringfieldSw1(config)#exit (Press Ctrl + Z) SpringfieldSw1# copy run start Bridge Protocol Data Units Guard and Spanning-Tree Rapid-PVST Steps SpringfieldSw1>enable SpringfieldSw1#configure terminal SpringfieldSw1(config)#spanning-tree mode rapid-pvst SpringfieldSw1(config)#spanning-tree vlan priority 4096 SpringfieldSw1(config)#no spanning-tree uplinkfast SpringfieldSw1(config)#int range gi0/1 – 2 SpringfieldSw1(config-if)#spanning-tree guard root SpringfieldSw1(config)#int range gi0/96 SpringfieldSw1(config-if)#spanning-tree bpduguard enable SpringfieldSw1(config)#exit (Press Ctrl + Z) SpringfieldSw1# copy run start Springfield Supporting Diagrams/Tables When one approaches the challenge spanning tree, there is no need for concerning oneself with the multiple Virtual Local Area Networks at that time. There is simply a need for focusing on the default Virtual Local Area Network 1, which is the active Virtual Local Area Networks in this topology with which all ports belong to in the current scenario. The hostnames of the device at each site are shown on the subsequent table: 7 Cisco Network Proposal Part 1 8 References [1] Cisco, “Understanding and Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) on Catalyst Switches,” in Cisco Support, 2006. [Online]. Available: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/lan-switching/spanning-tree-protocol/5234-5.html [2] Cisco, “Spanning Tree Protocol Root Guard Enhancement,” in Cisco Support, 2005. [Online]. Available: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/lan-switching/spanning-treeprotocol/10588-74.html [3] F. Semperboni, "CiscoZine.com," 06 04 2009. [Online]. Available: http://www.ciscozine.com/banner-what-is-that/. [4] "Spanning Tree Facts 11.2.2," TestOut, 2017. [Online]. Available: https://cdn.testout.com/client-v5-1-10-428/startlabsim.html.

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