Your small business received a contract award to upgrade the network of the UMUC branch office located in Mannheim, Germany. Currently, each department has its own network with its own DSL connection. Students and faculty members have to access each department through the Internet to access resources. Also, each department has added computers by using switches and repeaters.
High rate of collisions
Slow speed due to a large broadcast domain
High administrative cost due to a lack of centralized network management
Lack of backup WAN connectivity
Lack of data backup on servers
Inadequate network security
Use of manually assigned IP addresses
Here is a breakdown of your assignment (the paper should be no more than three pages, excluding diagrams):
Length: 240 Feet
Width: 95 Feet
Height: 30 Feet
The 40-year-old two-story building has the following existing layout:
There will be six computer labs that will be used for instruction. Each of these labs will have 21 computers (20 student computers and 1 instructor computer). Each of these labs will also have a server in the closet located inside the lab.
In addition to the six computer labs, there will also be a Student Computer Lab that will provide computer access to students to do their homework. There will be 30 computers in this lab and a server in the closet.
The library will also have some computers to allow students access to the library resources. There will be 10 computers for student’s use in the library, and 5 computers for Library staff.
There are four lecture classrooms in the building. Each of this room will have a computer for instructor’s use.
Finally, there are various offices in the building. Each of these offices will have one computer for the staff use, with the exception of the Admission office that will have 5 computers for staff use.
|21 WS||Student and
(based on 20 WS for students and 1 WS for instructor on each lab * 6 labs)
|Student Computer Lab||30 WS||Student||30 WS|
|6 Various Offices||1 WS||Staff||6 WS|
|1 Admission office||5 WS||Staff||5 WS|
|Library||10 WS||Student||10 WS|
|Library||5 WS||Staff||5 WS|
|4 Instructional Classrooms||1 WS||Instructor||4 WS Total|
|Server||?||Staff||To be determined by students|
|?||IT Staff||To be determined by students|
|Printers||?||Staff||To be determined by student|
|Printers||?||Instructional||To be determined by student|
Two server rooms have been allocated, one on the first floor and one on the second floor.
Your task is to design the network for this new building with the following criteria:
Submission of Network Design Paper UMUC should include (in no more than three pages, excluding diagrams and references):
Physical Network Design:
You will be evaluated on your ability to
Feel free to use any drawings or attachments, and assume any number of computers or users (not when provided here). You will be graded on the basis of right media, topology and knowledge of network concepts.