Running head: UNIT 4 – INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 41Using DHCPAmerican Intercontinental University Online
UNIT 3 – INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 3 2Unit 4 – Individual Project 4Since JKLevering, Inc. used static addressing for its LAN they have been having a difficult time with managing their environment. Some of the possible issues they could be experiencing are as follows: 1)Resource utilization: The number of IP addresses that can be assigned is the resource. In static assignment of IP addresses all systems, including those that are not currently active,have an IP address assigned to them which results in the inefficient utilization of the available addresses.2)Less mobility: Most people today have portable devices such as laptops instead of the traditional desktops. This allows them to move from location to location while performing their assigned tasks. If static addressing is used then the facility is assigned a single subnet which prevents roaming users from one subnet from accessing IP addresses from another subnet unless they have an administrator re-assign them a new address.3)Network Size: When a network reaches a certain size, static addressing becomes very difficult to maintain. Corporate network administrators have to extensively manage the manual assignment of IP addresses in order for them to be properly executed.4)Scalability: Static addressing has less support for scalability, every time more addresses are added there is a lot of manual configuration necessary to implement on the network.