Narrative Descriptions of Network Diagrams for Riordan Manufacturing
The set of network diagrams for Riordan Manufacturing consists of five (5) diagrams. They are:
1) Riordan Manufacturing – Network Overview
a) This diagram shows the 4 physical locations of Riordan Manufacturing interconnected by a WAN. The WAN connection between corporate headquarters and the China facility is specifically defines as a satellite link. Along with the location pictorial is a listing of the main functions taking place at that location, and also the number of current employees at that location.
2) Riordan Manufacturing Corporate Headquarters
a) 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
i) 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, and a description of the computer. There are 36 VOIP telephones in this section.
ii) The R&D function, which has 1000baseF network backbone and is totally a 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
iii) The servers and an NAS. The servers 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.
iv) An UPS is provided to prove backup power for the server room
v) 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...