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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)

 


 

Overview

 


 

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.

 

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

 

communications)

 


 


 


 

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

 

communications

 


 


 


 

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

 

Interfaces

 

Ports

 

Available

 


 

4 Fast

 

Ethernet

 

Interfaces

 

(Per Router)

 


 

2 Serial

 

Interfaces

 

(Per

 

Router)

 


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(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 10.20.0.0 /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: 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

 

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

 

suggestions.

 


 


 

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, 165.128.63.0 /26.

 


 


 

Please refer to the following configurations:

 

o BostonSiteRouter1

 

o WorchesterRouter

 

o SpringfieldRouter

 

o SacramentoRouter

 

o LosAngelesRouter

 


 

 


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