Narrative Descriptions of Network Diagrams for International Plastics Inc. The set of network diagrams for International Plastics Inc. consists of five (5) diagrams. They are as follows: International Plastics Inc. – Network Overview This diagram shows the 4 physical locations of International Plastics Inc. interconnected by a WAN. The WAN connection between corporate headquarters and the China facility is specifically designed as a satellite link. Along with the location pictorial is a listing of the main functions taking place at that location and the number of current employees. International Plastics Inc. Corporate Headquarters The network diagram for the corporate headquarters is really a composite of a number of sections: Note the backbone base for this location is 100baseT. 1. The administration section displays the main operational functions (Corporate, HR, etc.) with a computer icon that defines the current number of employees in that function with a description of the computer. There are 36 VOIP telephones in this section. 2. The R&D function has a 1000baseF network backbone and is a totally MAC-based environment. There are 15 employees each with their computers; the section includes 3 high-end color printers and a plotter. The 1000baseF network is connected to the corporate LAN through a switch. 3. The servers and aNAS include WIN server, a WIN Exchange server, a UNIX server, which hosts the corporate SAP ERP SW. All the servers are IBM servers: the WIN servers are IBM HS20 blade servers and the main UNIX server is an IBM p series. 4. A UPS provides backup power for the server room. 5. The last section is the communications environment, which has two main parts: the data link to the Satellite base station through a switch and a VOIP router to connect the two facilities with voice. The satellite operates in Ka band and is setup to handle an OC1 data rate with end-to-end encryption. The second part of the communications environment is a router providing a T3 connection through a firewall to the outside network. International Plastics Inc. – Albany, GA Network Diagram The Albany network includes 20 office computers for the administration people in the facility. The local server is an HP BL460P blade server, which handles local print; file, exchange and interfaces back to the home office. A local NAS system provides local data backup. A 5KVA UPS is provides for power backup. A link to the router/firewall provides the T2 connection to the outside network. Internally the factory floor is connected to the main LAN through a 24 port Cisco switch. International Plastics Inc. – Pontiac MI Network Diagram The Pontiac network includes 45 office computers for the administration people in the facility. The local server is an HP BL460P blade server, which handles local print, file, exchange and interfaces back to the home office. A local NAS system provided local data backup. A 5KVA UPS is provides for power backup. A link to the router/firewall provides the T2 connection to the outside network. Internally the factory floor is connected to the main LAN through a 24 port Cisco switch. International Plastics Inc. China Headquarters The network diagram for the China facility is a composite of a number of sections: Note the backbone base for this location is 100baseT. 1. The administration section displays the main operational functions (Corporate, HR, etc.) with a computer icon that defines the current number of employees in that function with a description of the computer. There are 35 VOIP telephones in this section. 2. The R&D function has a 1000baseF network backbone and is a totally MAC-based environment. There are 15 employees each with their computers; the section includes 3 high-end color printers and a plotter. The 1000baseF network is connected to the corporate LAN through a switch. 3. The servers and aNAS include WIN server, a WIN Exchange server, a UNIX server, which interfaces to the corporate SAP ERP SW. All the servers are IBM servers: the WIN servers are IBM HS20 blade servers and the main UNIX server is an IBM p series. 4. A UPS provides backup power for the server room. 5. The last section is the communications environment, which has two main parts: the data link to the Satellite base station through a switch and a VOIP router to connect the two facilities with voice. The satellite operates in Ka band and is setup to handle an OC1 data rate with end-to-end encryption. The second part of the communications environment is a router providing a T3 connection through a firewall to the outside network. ~~~For this or similar assignment papers~~~