Project Instructions You have been recently hired as a network administrator for

Project
Instructions
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 xAcmes 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.

Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3)

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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.com/”>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
1-3).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.edu/library/libhow/articles.cfm”>UMUCs
library and online sources.
Students will also include other.umuc.edu/library/libhow/credibility.cfm”>credible sources
as appropriate.Use
.umuc.edu/file/544a1486-4b7c-4d94-b96d-659de4f44b21/8/IEEE.html”>IEEE
citation style. We do not use APA
or MLA-style citations. Students should contact.umuc.edu/current-students/learning-resources/writing-center/index.cfm”>UMUCs 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., 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.umuc.edu/file/544a1486-4b7c-4d94-b96d-659de4f44b21/8/IEEE.html”>IEEE
citation style.Before
submitting each part to the appropriate folder in LEO – Assignments,
students will upload to.turnitin.com/”>TurnItIn.
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/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:
Faculty VLAN
used by faculty on-site for all office
locations (non-instructional communications)
total devices per site will vary
Administrative VLAN
used by staff on-site 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).

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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.
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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 allswitches 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:SpringfieldSw1SpringfieldSw2SpringfieldSw3SpringfieldSw4

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

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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 Bostons 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 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:
o BostonSiteRouter1
o BostonSiteRouter2
o BostonSiteRouter3

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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 VLANs and
inter-VLAN 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

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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

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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. 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:
o BostonSiteRouter1
o WorchesterRouter
o SpringfieldRouter
o SacramentoRouter
o LosAngelesRouter
Project
InstructionsYou 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 xAcmes 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.Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3).png” alt=”https://content.umuc.edu/file/544a1486-4b7c-4d94-b96d-659de4f44b21/8/images/overview.png”>Overview-Your proposal will be submitted in three
major parts: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.com/”>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:Existing VLANsRemote 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:Faculty VLANused by faculty on-site for all office
locations (non-instructional communications)total devices per site will varyAdministrative VLANused by staff on-site for business
administrative communicationstotal devices per site will varyAcademic VLANused by faculty and students for classroom
labs and instructional communicationstotal devices per site will varyServer VLANused by IT staff for all
technology/management communicationstotal devices per site will varyThe types of devices per site will be the
same; however, the number of deployed devices may vary (all documented in the
xAcme educational topology)..jpg”>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..jpg”>.png” alt=”https://content.umuc.edu/file/544a1486-4b7c-4d94-b96d-659de4f44b21/8/images/computer-config.png”>Springfield
Site Device and STP Configurations (Focus on the Springfield Site Only)-Required Implementation: Device
hostnames, banners, secured passwords and spanning tree protocolNote: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.Worchester
Site Device and STP Configurations (Focus on the Worchester Site Only)-Required Implementation: Subnet
addressing to accommodate Worchester siteSubnetting: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.png” alt=”https://content.umuc.edu/file/544a1486-4b7c-4d94-b96d-659de4f44b21/8/images/computer-config.png”>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 Bostons 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 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:o BostonSiteRouter1o BostonSiteRouter2o BostonSiteRouter3.png” alt=”https://content.umuc.edu/file/544a1486-4b7c-4d94-b96d-659de4f44b21/8/images/computer-config.png”>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 VLANs and
inter-VLAN routing.o To
simplify configuration, please use the following addressing:faculty
VLAN: 10.50.0.0 /26administrative
VLAN: 10.50.0.64 /26instructional
VLAN: 10.50.0.128 /26server
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 SacramentoSw1o SacramentoSw2o SacramentoSw3o SacramentoRouter.png” alt=”https://content.umuc.edu/file/544a1486-4b7c-4d94-b96d-659de4f44b21/8/images/computer-config.png”>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 LosAngelesSw1o LosAngelesSw2o LosAngelesSw3o LosAngelesRouter.png” alt=”https://content.umuc.edu/file/544a1486-4b7c-4d94-b96d-659de4f44b21/8/images/computer-config.png”>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. 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:o BostonSiteRouter1o WorchesterRoutero SpringfieldRoutero SacramentoRoutero LosAngelesRouter

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