You are the network administrator of Lenix Ventures, a small but growing company that sells high performance race car parts. At this time, the company has 31 nodes on a single flat LAN, and growth is expected to be modest at this time. The company has a Cisco 2911 router and two Cisco Catalyst 2950-24 switches. The router has a direct connection to the Internet through a cable provider’s Business Class services for small business.
Your manager has tasked you with a suite of requirements.
Your manager has asked that you produce a network diagram that describes your network.
Your second requirement is to improve the performance of the LAN. You have already done as much as you can with the equipment that you have and with the setup of that equipment. You know what components are present in the LAN today, and you have been given a firm budget $4,500.00 and one week in which to make a decision. You have to decide what to do and how to spend the money.
You do not have enough time to bring in a consultant, so you are on your own. You must decide what you are going to do, research the market, identify what you are going to buy, and how you are going to buy it. You must identify the market source that you will use to procure your network components. When your research is complete, you must present your purchasing request to your management, and you have to make that presentation in a format that your management can understand (remember, most managers are not technical). When you have gained approval for your purchasing requests, you are responsible for the actual implementation of the purchasing transactions.
You must describe the shipping charges and payment procedures that you will use. Must describe your rational for the decisions that you have made.
Level of Detail: Only answer needed
Other Requirements: 1.) Provide Network Diagram (in Visio) 2.) Answer Requirement in detail (in .rtf or .docx)
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