MN503 Assignment-2-T3



Education Consulting firm has 5 departments i.e. front-desk, manager, consultants, finance and guest. These 5 departments are configured with VLANs which will enable the user to configure access-list easily. For designing and configuring the network, the NetSim Boson Software is used because the assessment is based on NetSim Boson. The NetSim Boson tool provider various Cisco based hardware devices for configuration but, no servers are provided for configuration. To complete the assessment, a patter is followed i.e. project scope, project requirements, network design, IP addressing, network topology diagram. The Network Topology Diagram will include further 4 parts i.e. Switch configuration, router configuration, access-point and server configuration guidelines, security configuration. In the article, the project format to complete the assessment will be discussed.

Project Scope

Project Scope is a part of project planning and used to determine and document the list of specific goals, deliverables and functions etc. But for this assessment, the project scope will be discussed by relating to the organization. For example, to block the Finance VLANs for all the departments except for the Consultant and finance department.

Project Requirements

The project requirements will be used to discuss the functional and non-functional requirement. In the functional requirements, things needed through the network will be discussed. For example: - Implement an IP addressing scheme in the network which will enable the devices to communicate with each other. Non-Functional requirements will be used to discuss the operational activities related to a network configured. For Example: - Availability, Reliability, Scalability etc.

Network Design

In this section, the network design approach will be discussed. Most commonly, the user-centric approach is discussed because it helps in implementing all users’ requirements in the network designing. There are different phases provided in the user-centric approach, by which network can be designed. The phases may vary according to the requirement in designing the network.

IP Addressing Scheme

To all the devices, an IP address is required to be configured. IP address will act as a unique address and will help the router to find a suitable route for transferring the packet. In this section, the addressing scheme will be discussed. Variable length subnetting mask technique is needed to use in the assessment because it limits the wastage of IP address.

Network Topology Diagram

The network design is a physical and logical layout of network that is implemented for the Education Consulting Firm. In the assessment, the network design is created by using the NetSim Boson. Only, the physical connectivity is required to discuss in the report.

Switch Configuration

Switch is a multi-port device which allows users to connect the devices in a network. In the switch, the different VLANs are configured and FastEthernet port will be assigned to the VLANs.

Router configuration

Router is configured to connect the network with the internet. It will also act as a gateway for the different departments and will help in communication. To enable the communication path, the routing protocol RIP will be used. But the user can select any other routing protocol as well.  

Access-point and server configuration guidelines

Guidelines related to access-point and server will be discussed. Guidelines will help the users in understanding the configuration performed on the access point and server.

Security Configuration

A main task in the assessment is the security configuration. The security is configured to allow the manager and consultant department to access finance department’s network. For the purpose of security configuration, the access-list will be configured. Access-list is of three types i.e. named, standard and extended. In the assessment, standard access-list will be used because it allows the user to block IP addresses.

Prepared by: Dr Sanjeeb Shrestha Moderated b y: Dr Ammar Alazab December , 201 8 Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines Unit Code MN503 Unit Title Overview of Internetworking Assessment Type Individual Assessment Title Network requirement analysis and plan Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) This assignment is designed to assess students’ knowledge and skills related to the following learning outcomes: d. Analyse and report on the current and future state of the internetworking infrastructure and its applications. e. Implement a process to support the administration and management of internetworking. Weight 20% of the total assessments Total Marks 50 Wor d limit 10 00 (approximately 4 pages) Due Date Week 11 , submit report on Moodle , demonstration of the design in Week 11 lab class. Submission Guidelines  All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a title Page.  The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11 -pt Calibri (Body) font and 2.54 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.  Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style. Extension  If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to AMS . You must submit this application three working days prior to th e due date of the assignment. Further information is available at: -mit/institute -publications/policies -procedures - and -guidelines/special considerationdeferment Academic Misconduct  Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a wr itten warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at: - mit/institute -publications/policies -procedures -and -guidelines/Plagiarism - Aca demic -Misconduct -Policy -Procedure . For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description. MN503 Overview of Internetworking Pa g e | 2 Prepared by: Dr Sanjeeb Shrestha Moderated b y: Dr Ammar Alazab December , 201 8 Assignment Description Project Scope : A typical network layout diagram of an educational consulting firm having 5 departments is given below (for illustrative purposes only ). The firm has 5 departments namely, Manager, Consultants, Front desk, Finance and guest. The service requirements are enclosed. Service requirement s 1. 5 departments with 5 networks. Only Manager and Consultants have all the access to the finance department and vice versa . However, Front desk and guests do not have access to finance. P rint ing services is available to all the departments. 2. Wireless access is available to all the hosts. 3. IP network design 4. Hardware requirements with costs specification 5. Configuration details on the hardware (Routers and Switche s) Report requirements : The report should have a detail explanation of the planning and designing of network. It is recommen ded that bullet points are included whenever necessary. 1. Project Scope 2. Project requirements 3. Network design – Consider the human factor design concepts 4. IP addres sing in a tabular form (include justification whenever necessary) Figure. Network layout of a firm MN503 Overview of Internetworking Pa g e | 3 Prepared by: Dr Sanjeeb Shrestha Moderated b y: Dr Ammar Alazab December , 201 8 5. Network to pology diagram (Netsim is mandatory )  Switch configuration  Router configuration  Access point and server configuration guidelines  Security configuration Student should show the dem o of the network design in Week 11 lab. Work progress and consultation will be done during week 9 and 10. Demonstration marks will be awarded in regards to the stage of the completion of the design The format of the demonstration will be a) an individual demo , b) at least 3 viva voce questions related to the design, and c) demo and viva voce duration 5 – 7 mins (at max). The following is to be covered.  Demonstration of the network design in Netsim. Note to the lab tutor: As per the need, the lab tuto r can allocate 15 mins in Week 9 and Week 10 for work progression check and consultation. Marking criteria The following tentative marking criteria will be followed for the assignment. Example of the marking rubric for the Assignment: Total marks 50. The details about the rubric is as follows: MN503 Overview of Internetworking Pa g e | 4 Prepared by: Dr Sanjeeb Shrestha Moderated b y: Dr Ammar Alazab December , 201 8