Make the ENSP topology as well and configure it.
Unit Network Management
Unit code CSC73002
Assignment 1 Network configuration management
Mode Individual assignment
Due Date 10 Aug 2020 11:00 PM
Learning Outcomes LO1
Graduate Attributes GA4
Weight 30% of overall unit assessment
Suggestion This assignment is developmental and cumulative. You are strongly advised to start doing this assignment from Week-3 in your study. Leaving your starting date to the week before the due date is a very poor strategy for success in the unit. Follow the provided marking guidelines to help you successfully direct your efforts.
Imagine that you have been employed by XYZ Corporation as a junior network administrator. As part of your duty, you are requested to configure and manage a network lab to perform tests on before they are deployed to the real network. The network lab imitates a typical enterprise network with the Headquarter and two branches connected over the Internet. The high-level logical topology of the network is given in Figure 1 and the physical layout of the offices is given in Figure 2.
To study the network before the actual deployment, you will use a network simulator to complete the following tasks:
• Task 1: Network simulation. In this task, you will create the network in a simulator from its logical topology and perform all necessary configurations for the network devices to make the network operational. Verify the network connectivity.
• Task 2: Configuration management. In this task, you will document the network configurations following the network configuration management practice.
The organisation has 2 (two) enterprise network simulators that you may choose from. 1. eNSP Huawei Network simulator
2. Cisco Packet Tracer.
Figure 2 The branch physical layouts
Assignment-1 marking guidelines
The following are the major assessment criteria of this assignment Task 1: Network simulation
• Physical network topology o Suitable hardware configuration o Suitable link technologies
o Correct physical topology with sufficient notation
• Device configuration o Correct IP addressing scheme.
o Correct basic administrative configuration i.e. device name, time zone, clock and device access control.
o Correct interface configuration i.e. interface IP address and status.
• Internetwork routing configuration
o Correct configuration of either static routing, RIP or OSPF.
o Evidence of the network connectivity verification Task 2: Network configuration management
• Document network physical and logical topology with sufficient notation
• Document network inventory i.e. detailed network hardware and software
• Document current configurations of each device in the network
• Configuration change management
Format and Presentation
Task 1: You are required to record a short video clip (5 min max) to explain your task 1. In the video, you will:
• Provide your details e.g. your name, student id, year and the unit you are studying
• Explain your implementation of the network on eNSP i.e. talk about your selection of the network hardware, link technologies as well as the device configuration.
• Demonstrate the network connectivity between the Headquarter and the branches.
Finally, publish your video on YouTube. Use the unlisted option if you do not want the video to be viewed in public.
Copy the link to your video and paste it under the task-1 section of the document template provided with this assignment.
Task 2: Use the template provided with this assignment for this task.
You will need to submit at least 2 files.
1. You are required to submit the assignment document in the Word DOC or DOCX or PDF format. The file will be named using the following convention:
filename = FirstInitialYourLastName_CSC73002_A1.pdf
(i.e. FJones_CSC73002_A1.pdf or FJones_CSC73002_A1.docx)
2. Your network configuration, including the optional configuration files if chosen.
a. You must also submit your simulation network as either an eNSP or Packet Tracer file.
i. eNSP must be a zip file with all devices configured and saved.
ii. Packet Tracer files must be a PKT file with all devices configured and saved.
b. If you do not put the configuration in the word document you must place them in text files and attach them in the network configuration zip file.
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