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KFUPM Enterprise Network. Sadiq M. Sait [email protected] Outline. KFUPM Enterprise Network Diagram KFUPM Network Model KFUPM Backbone Network Connectivity: Academic Buildings, SDN, RAS Major Acheivements in 2005: ADSL, WLAN,DCC Internet Connectivity - Statistics Summary of Network

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Kfupm enterprise network

KFUPM Enterprise Network

Sadiq M. Sait

[email protected]


Outline
Outline

  • KFUPM Enterprise Network Diagram

  • KFUPM Network Model

  • KFUPM Backbone

  • Network Connectivity:

    • Academic Buildings, SDN, RAS

  • Major Acheivements in 2005:

    • ADSL, WLAN,DCC

  • Internet Connectivity - Statistics

  • Summary of Network

  • KFUPM network services

  • Projects 2006


Student Dorms

Buildings (19)

Academic

Buildings (40)

RAS Dialup

Users (240)

ADSL

WLAN

DCC

Network

Core


Kfupm network model
KFUPM Network Model

  • Three layer hierarchical model

  • Core layer – Cisco Catalyst 6509

    • Provides high speed switching between the buildings

  • Distribution layer – Catalyst 3550

    • Gateway for the individual building, interface between access layer and Core

  • Access layer – HP 2524, Cisco 2950

    • Connects user’s desktop to the network


Kfupm backbone
KFUPM Backbone

  • Gigabit IP backbone

  • Two core switches to provide full redundancy and load sharing, high availability

  • Enterprise servers directly connected to core switch

  • Switching fabric 256 Gbps

  • Supports next generation of Video and Voice applications:

    • Video on demand, audio/video streaming, voice chatting

  • An important part of the university’s overall e-learning strategy


Academic buildings connectivity
Academic Buildings Connectivity

  • 35 Academic and Administrative buildings are connected through 8 core SM fiber at 1 Gbps (More than 5600 network points)

  • 5 remote buildings are connected through HDSL links at 2Mbps (More than 70 network points)


Sdn connectivity
SDN Connectivity

  • 19 Student buildings (801-816 & 901-913) connected through 8 core SM fiber at 1 Gbps

  • Two fast Ethernet connections per each dorm room

  • More than 2200 network points


Ras connectivity
RAS Connectivity

  • 240 Users can simultaneously use Dial up service

  • All faculty/staff dial (860)1010 & students dial 8601820 to connect to the RAS system

  • Special services (increased connect time and callback service) are provided for limited users depending on their requirement


Ras utilization
RAS utilization

Max: 174 connections (72.5%)

Avg: 84 connections (35.0%)

Current: 68 connections (28.3.5%)


Major achievements 2005
Major Achievements 2005

  • ADSL

  • Wireless LAN

  • DCC


Adsl connectivity
ADSL Connectivity

  • Faculty housing is connected to the KFUPM network using 24/7 ADSL links.

  • Can accommodate 1000 lines.

  • 512 Kbps Upstream channel and 1.5 Mbps Downstream channel.

  • Dedicated 4 Mbps link for internet connection.


Wireless lan
Wireless LAN

  • Coverage:

    • 37 Buildings covered, 344 wireless APs

  • Scalability:

    • 6000 users can simultaneously use WLAN

  • Standard:

    • IEEE IEEE 802.11g @ 54 Mbps

  • Mobility:

    • Seamless roaming

  • Secure communication:

    • User authentication, Data Encryption


Wlan security
WLAN Security

WLAN Infrastructure

  • 802.1x based Wireless security

  • PEAP as the authentication Protocol.

  • WEP (128 bit) + TKIP for encryption.

  • Cisco secure access control server

  • Fortigate 1000 firewall, Fortireporter

  • Cisco 6506 core with WLSM blade

  • Cisco Inline Power switches 3560 for PoE

  • Cisco Aironet 1200 series access points

  • SSID for Fac/Stf is faculty and for students is student.

  • SSID for guest access is guest

WLAN Management

  • WLSE


Dcc connectivity
DCC Connectivity

  • 696 network points

  • DCC buildings are connected to KFUPM network through secure Wireless link

  • Complete WLAN coverage

  • Local services:

    • DNS, DHCP, WINS, Active Directory, Filer, Patch management, Internet proxy


Internet connectivity
Internet Connectivity

  • ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) is being used for internet connectivity

  • Directly connected to KACST Riyadh using STC ATM backbone over fiber

  • 12 Mbps bandwidth for campus (being fully utilized)

  • 4 Mbps bandwidth for ADSL (being fully utilized)

  • 700 users are simultaneously using internet at peak times

  • Technically can go up to 155Mbps

  • PIX firewall is being used to ensure high level of security




Summary of network nodes
Summary of network nodes

  • Academic buildings  5600 nodes

  • Student Dorm buildings  2250 nodes

  • Buildings on HDSL  70 nodes

  • DCC  696 nodes

  • WLAN  6000 users ( soft limit )

  • ADSL connectivity  1000 nodes

  • RAS  240 lines


Kfupm network services
KFUPM Network Services

  • IP-TV

  • WWW, Email

  • Video conferencing

  • Online journal

  • Student Information System, Registration

  • Web Courses

  • Smart Classrooms

  • Active Directory, LDAP

  • NAS ( online storage facility )

    • 200MB for fac/staff and 50 MB for students


Advantages of present network
Advantages of Present Network

  • Quality of service (QoS) guarantee.

  • Scalable

  • Multimedia application support.

  • High link speeds

    • Fast Ethernet to Desktops

    • Gigabit uplinks

  • Efficient bandwidth utilization.

  • Network security.

  • Better support for distributed OS and applications.

  • Priority-based network traffic management.


Projects 2006
Projects 2006

  • 3000 network points to be added this year

  • Student Housing Phase-I

    • 1600 network points

  • New Academic Classroom Building

    • 600 network points

  • New Orientation Building

    • 600 network points

  • Continuous Expansion inside the campus

    • New labs are added each semester


Webct setup at itc webct campus edition ver 4 1 5 8
WebCT Setup at ITCWebCT Campus Edition (Ver. 4.1.5.8)

> HP ML570 Server

> 4-Way 2.00 GHz Intel Xeon Pentium IV Processors

> 4 GB RAM

> 3 - 72 GB hard disks in a hardware RAID-5 configuration

> Utilization Statistics as of Semester 051 

Total Course Accounts 609  

Total Instructor Enrollment 690   

Total Student Enrollment 22875  

Total Instructor Users 388  

Total Student Users 7669


Webct access for non kfupmers
WebCT Access for Non-KFUPMers

  • Diploma Program

  • Community Colleges

  • Dammam Girls College

  • Non-course-teaching Events:

    (Need approval from DAD & ITC to get access)

    • Short courses

    • Workshops

    • Students Clubs

    • Training Programs


Online storage facility nas
Online Storage Facility (NAS)

  • Faculty and Staff have been given 500MB of online storage.

  • Useful for online access of data from anywhere in KFUPM Network

  • 200MB quota per Student

  • Roaming Profiles of Faculty and students

  • Data fully protected from viruses

  • Data Backed up regularly


Storage area networks
Storage Area Networks

  • 3.4TB of SAN Storage

  • Provides a cost effective enterprise storage solution for all platforms, AIX, Linux, W2K, and z/OS

  • Improves application responsiveness

  • Allows Storage Consolidation

  • Allows connectivity for storage to be shared among several servers


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