Project—Define a Project Organization
For IT4072 Unit 1
For the purpose of this project, I have selected the Olive Branch Church as my company to create a set of plans in order to create a bastion host for the organization. This organization’s main goals are to provide religious and educational services to its customers. The church has many different types of customers, ranging from their over 1,000 members, their students at the church’s school, as well as patrons who wish to use the church for private functions; i.e. weddings, social gatherings, etc.
Network Operating System
The Olive Branch Church is currently using Microsoft Windows Vista as their operating system. At this time, they have decided to stay with their current operating system, rather than downgrade to Microsoft Windows XP. Though Windows Vista has had some problems in the past, there are now many patches and service packs that can remedy these issues.
For the purpose of best serving the Olive Branch Church, the classic three-layer hierarchical model has been chosen. This hierarchical model consists of three key layers: the core layer, the distribution layer, and the access layer. The enterprise core of this network is the network management department. The ISP (Internet Service Provider), provided by Bellsouth, is directly fed to the network management through a cable modem. The connection is then fed through a router into the distribution layer, or the main office. The main office has been assigned a IP address of 126.96.36.199. This feed is then connected to two routers in order to properly handle the level of traffic of the three branch departments. Each department has an independent WAN consisting of 2 Gigs which are hosted by Bellsouth circuits. Each WAN connection is fed down into the three departments. These...