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IT Infrastructure Project: Designing LAN Networks

BMIS 520

IT Infrastructure Project: Designing LAN Networks Assignment Instructions

Project Background

Please reference Figure 1. Friendly Care Hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in DC. You have recently bought the hospital, Jane Doe Hospital owns a 5-story building and houses many departments that span multiple floors. Its Radiology department is spread across the first and second floors, connected by a dedicated local area network (LAN). The department has recently deployed a new “Radiology Images” application as part of their initiative to digitize patient records. However, the department staff sometimes faces long application delays during busy s. It also experiences regular delays in Internet connectivity, FTPS services, web services, and email services.

Their original design, depicted in Figure 1, was categorized as a small network, providing services for up to 200-500 devices. They have well surpassed this. You, as their senior network administrator, are tasked with the job of a complete re-design. This design must support a medium to large sized network for over 1,000 devices. Thus, it should surpass the current capabilities.

Figure 1. Current Friendly Care Hospital Network Design


To begin the projects, you will complete a review of related literature to identify what is appropriate to improve system feasibility, RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability), security, and disaster recovery of the existing IT infrastructure and model of your hospital. Once this review of literature is complete, you will use the outcomes and research results to advance and improve the IT infrastructure. Proper data analysis, comparison, and contrast will be summarized within in-text tables and figures as well as appendixes to explain the results of the IT infrastructure re-design and improvement.


Minimum Project Requirements

· Submit a working Packet Tracer lab, typically this file has a .pkt file extension.

· This will include the fully operational new IT infrastructure design

· All devices in the lab must be named with your first name and last name

· Example: Jane_Doe_Router_1

· All hardware and software should be configured properly and should be able to communicate using optimized networking designs, configurations, and protocols

· No devices should have passwords for assessment purposes

· Minimum IT Infrastructure Design and Packet Tracer Requirements

· Design a medium-size hospital IT infrastructure for well over 1,000 devices, and scalable beyond the Figure 1 example

· Design proper addressing via IPv4 and/or IPv6 that scales

· Add appropriate routers and switches to support this new design

· Configure at least one appropriate networking protocol, operational across the entire infrastructure

· Use proper network address translation (NAT)

· Implement private and public IP address spaces correctly

· Assure network traffic is organized, efficient, and secured properly (e.g. limit broadcast domains, do not allow marketing employees to access accounting systems, etc)

· Add an Internet Service Provider (ISP) into the design

· Add enough modularity, resiliency, and flexibility into the design

· Design and implement the following new services and servers

· A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server that automatically assigns working IP addresses to new workstations

· A name server that manages the Domain Name System (DNS) for all servers in the hospital

· A web server hosted on the Internet

· Two new user workstations located at each level of the building that can use the new services properly

· Show these services working on each workstation in your project (e.g. a website from the web server, DHCP, etc)

· Provide a few hospital departments as examples beyond radiology

· Written Requirements

1. Introduction

2. Literature Review

3. Design Explanation

4. Conclusion

5. References

· Submit a properly formatted APA paper in Microsoft Word

· Introduction

· Introduce the primary goals and objectives of the project

· Include more than 5 scholarly sources and 500 words in the Introduction and Conclusion combined.

· Literature Review that supports the new system simulation, model, and design

· Explanations of the design running configurations show mastery of each concept. The review of literature is related to the primary problems of the re-design. It thoroughly addresses system feasibility, performance, RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability), security, and disaster recovery

· Over 1,000 words and 10 unique scholarly journal articles focusing on relevant research on the problems being addressed

· Recommend new design additions based upon current literature

· Packet Tracer design explanation

· Explain each of the additions and improvements

· Use alternative protocols and services where necessary to emulate the best possible working infrastructure for the hospital within Packet Tracer

· Reference the primary configurations and how these were developed

· Include running configurations from routers/switches as appendices

· Conclusion

· Highlight any limitations, managerial implications, and conclusions of the project deliverables and outcomes

· Totals words overall 2000 words

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