Week 4 You Decide
Scenario: Leonard Cooper Charter School is a K-12 school with approximately 1,000 students. The school wants to develop a local area network that meets the needs of the school now and is scalable for the future. There have been numerous complaints about the speed and reliability of the network, especially since a new addition to the building was added a few years back.
After reviewing the scenario, there are some issues that need to be addressed:
John Fischer issue needs to be fixed. He states that his laptop operates at 10 megabits, which is really slow, especially since it should be running at 100 megabits. I as a system administrator would fix this by ...view middle of the document...
To continue on, by assigning each network interface card (NIC) on each personal computer, it will minimize collisions to a number that users will not even see.
Seeing that the school is growing, that means that the network is growing also. With this growing network I would make the backbone fiber optic. This allows room for adding voice over IP (VoIP) to network services and overrides the problem of congestion when the new area backbone is turned on which will assist Alfred Wingfield problems concerning the VoIP and the backbone. Upgrading the network cables will also help.
The next issue I want to address is the one with Helen Ross who is the network technician. Her problem is that printing is a problem because there are over 50 network printers and this makes printing problematic. I would build a server farm to install dedicated print server in order to clear out the long queues. A server farm is a collection of computer servers usually maintained by an enterprise to accomplish server needs far beyond the...