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(Answered)-Cisco NetworkingWAN Implementation with SOHO

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You have been recently hired as a network administrator for the xAcme Technology Trade School. The company

is realizing 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 forward the project. 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.

Cisco Networking?WAN Implementation with


SOHO Configuration(Parts 1-3)






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




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.


You can use this template as a guide on how to format your project. Be sure to cite your external


sources using the IEEE citation style. To learn how you will be assessed on this assignment,


please take a moment to review the rubric.



Existing VLANs






Remote locations vary in terms of size and requirements. Some implementations will require


current site router/switch-running 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:


o Faculty VLAN




used by faculty on-site for all office locations (non-instructional







total devices per site will vary



o Administrative VLAN




used by staff on-site for business administrative communications





total devices per site will vary



o Academic VLAN




used by faculty and students for classroom labs and instructional







total devices per site will vary



o 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









4 Fast






(Per Router)



2 Serial

























Switches Per Site:


Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series


96 Total Gigabit




Ports Per Switch


Module 1 = gi0/1 gi0/24


Ports Available



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.



Springfield Site Device and STP Configurations (Focus on the


Springfield Site Only)



Required Implementation: Device hostnames, banners, secured passwords and spanning tree







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


(out-of-band communications) and VTY (Telnet/in-band 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 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:


o SpringfieldSw1


o SpringfieldSw2


o SpringfieldSw3


o SpringfieldSw4



Worchester Site Subnetting Configurations (Focus on the Worchester


Site Only)



Required Implementation:Subnet addressing to accommodate Worchester site




Subnetting: Properly subnet addressing blocks to accommodate the sites 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 /16


(per the xACME educational topology diagram). Formatting per subnet should follow


format below and should be clearly stated and placed within a table.


o NetID


o mask/CIDR values


o broadcast


o 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 non-Boston 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 point-to-point links and implement your solution per all three routers. 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 our 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:


o BostonSiteRouter1


o BostonSiteRouter2


o 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.


o 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 VLAN?s and intervlan routing.


o To simplify configuration, please use the following addressing:




faculty VLAN: /26





administrative VLAN: /26





instructional VLAN: /26





server VLAN: /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


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:


o SacramentoSw1


o SacramentoSw2


o SacramentoSw3


o 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:


o LosAngelesSw1


o LosAngelesSw2


o LosAngelesSw3


o LosAngelesRouter



xACME WAN - WAN Implementation and Secure Communications


(Focus on All Site Entry Point Routers)



Required Implementation: WAN Implementation, device authentication, and topology






WAN Implementation: Current WAN links are serial based 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. Please 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, please


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, /26.




Please refer to the following configurations:


o BostonSiteRouter1


o WorchesterRouter


o SpringfieldRouter


o SacramentoRouter


o LosAngelesRouter




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