Author: Joyce Buda


Overview:Along with the challenges presented in this document, you will be provided an overall sitetopology to work from, as well as specific device configurations (where applicable) to make yourrecommendations.Suggested solutions should be comprehensive and justified in approach. Configurations oftechnologies 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 byadding to the supplied topology. Any adjustments to the sites’ topology that you find necessaryshould be documented and supplied with your submission.Your document will be divided up by site and solutions per site. Each area is unique inrequirements but collectively will demonstrate your understanding of network routing andswitching 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 externalsources using the IEEE citation style. To learn how you will be assessed on this assignment,please take a moment to review the rubric.Existing VLANsRemote locations vary in terms of size and requirements. Some implementations will requirecurrent site router/switch-running configurations, which will be provided. All sites will use thefollowing four VLANs, but you will need to configure only what is asked per site (someassumptions will be made).Existing VLANs, per xACME:o Faculty VLANused by faculty on-site for all office locations (non-instructionalcommunications)total devices per site will varyo Administrative VLANused by staff on-site for business administrative communicationstotal devices per site will varyo Academic VLANused by faculty and students for classroom labs and instructionalcommunicationstotal devices per site will varyo Server 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 mayvary (all documented in the xAcme educational topology).Routers Per Site:Cisco 2800 Series Integrated ServicesInterfacesPortsAvailable4 FastEthernetInterfaces(Per Router)2 SerialInterfaces(PerRouter)fa0/0s0/0/0fa0/1s0/0/1fa1/0fa1/1Switches Per Site:Cisco Catalyst 6500 SeriesPorts Available96 Total GigabitEthernetPorts Per SwitchModule 1 = gi0/1 gi0/24Module 2 = gi1/1 gi1/24Module 3 = gi2/1 gi2/24Module 4 = gi3/1 -gi3/24Note: Device type will not impact your configuration commands and implementation of ALLrequired 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 endsshould be noted when configuring serial ports per router.Springfield Site Device and STP Configurations (Focus on the Springfield SiteOnly)Required Implementation: Device hostnames, banners, secured passwords and spanning treeprotocol.Device Configurations: Implement device hostnames to match the xACME educationaltopology labels. Provide a template and sample configuration for the MOTD banner andlogin banner (wording and implementation) for one of the switches. Keep this generic, asit 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 passwordsshould be encrypted.

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