Case Study ACMC Hospital IP Addressing Design

This case study is a continuation of the ACMC Hospital case study introduced in Chapter 2,

"Applying a Methodology to Network Design."

Case Study General Instructions

Use the scenarios, information, and parameters provided at each task of the ongoing case study. If you encounter ambiguities, make reasonable assumptions and proceed. For all tasks, use the initial customer scenario and build on the solutions provided thus far. You can use any and all documentation, books, white papers, and so on.

In each step, you act as a network design consultant. Make creative proposals to accomplish the customer's business needs. Justify your ideas when they differ from the provided solutions. Use any design strategies you feel are appropriate. The final goal of each case study is a paper solution.

Appendix A, "Answers to Review Questions and Case Studies," provides a solution for each step based on assumptions made. There is no claim that the provided solution is the best or only solution. Your solution might be more appropriate for the assumptions you made. The provided solution helps you understand the author's reasoning and allows you to compare and contrast your solution.

In this case study, you create an IP addressing design for the ACMC hospital network. Table 6-4 is a review of the switch port counts by location, as derived in the case study for Chapter 4, "Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks."

Table 6-4 Port Counts by Location

Location

Port Counts

Port Counts with Spares

Comments

Main building 1, per floor

75

150

Six floors

Main building server farm

70

140

Servers will connect with dual network interface cards; this number allows for planned migration of all servers to the server farm

Main building 2, per floor

75

150

Six floors

Children's Place, per floor

60

120

Three floors

Buildings A-D

10 each

20 each

Buildings E-J

20 each

40 each

Buildings K-L

40 each

80 each

Figure 6-27 reviews the planned campus and WAN infrastructure, as determined in the previous case studies.

Figure 6-27 ACMC Planned Campus and WAN Design

Frame Relay or Leased Line

Remote Clinic

Figure 6-27 ACMC Planned Campus and WAN Design

Frame Relay or Leased Line

Remote Clinic

Cisco Hospital Network Design

Main Building 2

Children's Place

Main Building 2

Children's Place

Complete the following steps:

Step 1 Propose a suitable IP addressing plan that takes advantage of good summarization techniques for the ACMC network, including the campus, WAN and backup WAN links, and the remote clinics.

Step 2

Propose possible methods for IP address assignment.

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