includes 3,000 faculty and staff and 18,000 students. The sprawling district comprises 31 sites spread across nearly 150 square miles. With exponential growth in wireless devices, BDF County Schools needs an easier way to maintain stringent security and manage both wired and wireless networks across 31 sites. The district wants to take advantage of Software-defined Networking (SDN) to improve security and optimize applications across the network while decreasing support costs for the infrastucture. BDF currently has a mixture of vendor equipment from Cisco, Extreme and Juniper. The School District has been plagued with network outages that have significantly impacted services and caused teachers to become IT administrators. The CIO has recently completed reviews of these outages as well as an assessment of the network. The CIO’s staff has determined that the aging switch infrastructure has increased in complexity. In addition, the rigidity and complexity of the network has significantly hampered the IT department’s ability to accommodate new learning applications and services. The CIO wishes to replace the existing network with a much simpler network that is more flexible and can scale to the district's future needs. In an interview with the IT department you have learned the following: There is 1 High School, 2 Middle Schools, 4 Elementary Schools and the District Center. The District Center houses District's Administration staff and the main Data Center. 10G Internet service is brought into the main Data Center via a Palo Alto Firewall. All Internet traffic for the district flows through this connection. Each High School consists of an MDF to which Middle Schools and Elementary Schools are connected with dark fiber. The High School MDF switch is connected to the District DC with dark fiber as well. The maximum fiber segment distance between schools is 30KM; installed SM fiber has been tested to support 10G ethernet. The District DC requires redundant core switches, with 16 redundant 10G server connections and 16 PoE+ Smart Rate ports for Aruba 330 APs. There is 1 High Schools that requires: o Core Switch with (1) 10GBaseER & (10) MMF Fiber Ports and L3 (OSPF). o (10) PoE+ Stackable 48 port 10/100/1000 L3 Ethernet switches. o One of these switches will require Smart Rate ports for future Aruba 330 AP's in the auditoriums. Considerations Phase 1 of this project is to upgrade the Ethernet wired infrastructure for the DC and High Schools only. Subsequent phases will upgrade Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, and the Wireless network. Use the IRIS Configuration tool to build a solution for this customer. If you do not have the IRIS tool, you can use the Online configurator: Export your completed configuration to Excel Be prepared to discuss your solution with the class
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