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Checkpoint: Network Setup

Complete this checkpoint by setting up IP addresses on your internal network and connecting your internal network to the Internet. 

Introduction
The SVR-A VM sits between your network and the Internet. You must configure it so that the downstream machines have access to the Internet. In order to complete this task you will have to plan your internal network and setup the machines on it. You may optionally use DHCP to simplify the configuration of SVR-B and SVR-C. 

Complete The Network Plan
Before you begin setting up a network you should complete a plan that will help you remember your choices. You should keep the plan updated while you're working when things change. Once you're done the plan can be easily converted into documentation of what you've done so that when you return to the network, to make fixes or changes, you remember what you've done.
The diagram shows the configuration of your VMs. SVR-A is connected to the CIS network (the Internet) and your private network. SVR-B and SVR-C only have a single network connection to the private network. You must decide on two things:
  1. A domain name (you should have done this already)
  2. A subnet for your internal network
Once you have decided on those things make a copy of this spreadsheet:


Fill in the blanks with the information about your network and use it as a guide. You will submit your completed copy for this checkpoint. 

Installing DHCP (Extra Credit)
DHCP allows you to manage a network centrally. This can unburden you from punching in the same information many places and reduce the chances of mistakes. However, for a small network DCHP is not really necessary. Install the DHCP role on SVR-A and configure SRV-B and SVR-C to get their IPv4 addresses dynamically. Once you have that complete you should see DCHP leases in the DHCP MMC console. SVR-B and SVR-C will need to have DNS names for a future checkpoint. Be sure to convert their leases to reservations in the DHCP MMC so that they get the same IP addresses every time. 

Take a screenshot of the leases given to SVR-B and SVR-C in the DHCP MMC. 

Install Routing and Remote Services on SVR-A
With your network setup complete you can install routing and remote services on SVR-A. Use the wizard to setup Network Address Translation (NAT) between the two interfaces on SVR-A. Be sure that you tell the routing wizard the correct interface that's connected to the Internet. Once you have done this SVR-B and SVR-C will have a connection to the Internet. You must use this connection to activate Windows. 

Take a screenshot of SVR-B's and SVR-C's control panel showing that Windows has been activated. 

Turn In
  1. Your completed network plan
  2. A screenshot of DHCP leases (extra credit)
  3. A screenshot of SVR-B and SVR-C showing they're activated
Submit your homework on blackboard.

Grading
  • 10 points for your network plan
  • 10 points for activation
  • 10 points extra credit for DHCP
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