The Advanced Digital Computer Company Assignment

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THE SCENARIOThe Advanced Digital Computer Company is a new company with its Head Quarters building in the city,and with branches in Parramatta, Hornsby and Sutherland. In addition, there are two small home officesin Bankstown and Epping. There are WAN connections between each site and Head Office, with allInternet access through the Head Office site.The Advanced Digital Computer Company is a retail company for all types of computing devices. Thecompany is planning a restructuring of its network to allow for an expected 100% expansion over thenext 5 years. Whilst the numbers of sites are expected to remain the same, the number of employees,and so end computing devices, is expected to double. However, the server farm, currently 4 servers, isexpected to be adequate for the foreseeable future.The Advanced Digital Computer Company has consulted your group to provide a detailed NetworkingPlan. To assist you the below diagram is supplied.REQUIREMENTSYou must design the network requirements for the Advanced Digital Computer Company. As thenetwork consultant you will be required to develop a plan for the Company network, including all costs,for all of the following:1. The type of media you propose to use. This must be adequate to allow for a 100% expansion of theCompany network within 5 years, and must be sufficient for all bandwidth requirements for eachCompany site. It should also be sufficient for increased bandwidth needs in the future. Whilst the actuallengths of media chosen are not required, the cost of media chosen should be included as a cost per
metre price. You must justify your choice of media. Remember this might include copper, fibre andwireless options. The serial links between each site will be supplied by the company’s ISP and aretherefore not to be included in the above media requirements.2. You are required to subnet the Company’s network IPv4 Address using VLSM as appropriate. You willbe required to provide summary tables with IP Address ranges for all hosts in your network. Whenallocating addresses you must allow enough addresses for the 100% expected future expansion of hostsfor the Advanced Digital Computer Company. As well, you need to allocate one (1) printer for each 50computers (or part thereof) on each subnet. If there are, for example, 70 computers required on asubnet, then two printers are required for that subnet. Printers will have the last usable address/es forthe subnet to which they belong. The servers will be located in a separate subnet, and must be allocatedstatic IPv4 Addresses within that network. The number of servers is not expected to grow.3. The ADC Company is anticipating a move to IPv6 in the future, and so needs to use a Dual Stackenvironment for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. You are required to address the network for IPv6.4. You must detail the hardware (ONLY switches, routers) that the ADC Company will require. This mustinclude full reasons for selecting particular hardware, which must be adequate for the ADC Company’srequirements. Again, consideration must be made with regard to future expansion and bandwidthrequirements. The details about computers, servers and printers are not required.5. You must justify the type of network topology you propose to use at each ADC Company location. Atopology diagram for each location should be included in your report.6. Communication on the Internet is essential. Select and fully justify the type of Internet access youpropose to have for this Company. This must be scalable to allow for future growth and needs. The Pointof Presence (POP) is located at Head Office.
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