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Cisco Network Proposal (Parts 1-3)
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 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’s library and online sources. Students will also include other credible sources as
appropriate.
Use IEEE citation style. We do not use APA or MLA-style 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., 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
to 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:
o
Faculty VLAN

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

o
o
o
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).
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
Ports Available
96 Total Gigabit
Ethernet
Ports Per Switch
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 (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 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 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 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
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
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. 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
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.

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