1.                  California Plant

In the California plant, the network configurations and the characteristics are as following:

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Number of nodes and workstation types (i.e. Pentium etc): There are 48 nodes and workstations composing of 20 machines (Pentium 3 Celeron CPUs) for accounting department; 20 machines (Windows XP Pro) for Sales persons; one human resource PCs, and 7 Mac (OS 10) at marketing department.

Number of servers: There are 5 servers in the plant composing of Proxy Server 2.0, two server at IT Department, Windows 2000 server, and Microsoft Exchange 5 server.
Applications (i.e., e-mail, Windows, MS Office, etc.): The plant also implements multiple applications such as Windows NT for server, Windows XP, OS 10 for Mac, and e-mail.
Architecture (i.e., client/server, peer-to-peer, mainframe, segmented, etc.). The network configuration shows that the architecture in the plant adopts the client-server scheme.
Topology: The network in California Plant adopt Ethernet network topology
Media. The media transmission employs cable and wireless radio.
Connections: The connection includes the uses of hubs
NOS. The plant use multiple operating system such as Windows 2000, Windows XP, OS 10
2.                  Missouri Plant

Number of nodes and workstation types (i.e. Pentium etc): There are 5 nodes and workstations composing of 5 computers machines, each connected to one wireless Bar Code scanner, printer, and telephone.
Number of servers: There is only one mainframe in this plant
Applications (i.e., e-mail, Windows, MS Office, etc.): the application in this network includes the bar code reader.
Architecture (i.e., client/server, peer-to-peer, mainframe, segmented, etc.). The network configuration shows that the architecture in the plant adopts mainframe model.
Topology (i.e., bus, ring, star etc): In the Missouri plant, the used network topology is Token Ring Media
Connections (i.e., Hubs, repeaters, bridges, gateways, etc.): The connection includes the uses of Cisco 10 Hub.
3.                  New Jersey Plant

In the New Jersey plant, the network configurations and the characteristics are as following:

Number of nodes and workstation types (i.e. Pentium etc): There are 25 nodes and workstations composing of 1 computer at receptionists (Pentium Windows 3.x), 1 facsimile, 3 phone lines, 7 machines at sales department (Windows 95), 3 PCs at human resource, and 10 PC (Pentium 3, Window 98) at accounting department.
Number of servers: There are 5 servers in the plant composing of Proxy Server 2.0, two server at IT Department, Windows 2000 server, and Microsoft Exchange 5 server.
Applications (i.e., e-mail, Windows, MS Office, etc.): The plant also implements multiple applications such as Windows NT for server, Windows XP, OS 10 for Mac, and e-mail.
Architecture (i.e., client/server, peer-to-peer, mainframe, segmented, etc.). The network configuration shows that the architecture in the plant adopts the client-server scheme.
Topology: The network in California Plant adopt bus topology
Media: The media transmission employs cable and wireless radio.
NOS. The plant use multiple operating system such as Windows 3.x and Windows 9.x
4.                  Ohio Plant

In the Ohio plant, the network configurations and the characteristics are shows as following:

Number of nodes and workstation types: There are 57 nodes and workstations composing of 20 machines (PIII Celeron) for accounting department; 20 machines (Windows XP Pro) for Sales persons; 10 PCs at human resource department, and 7 Mac (OS 10) at marketing department.
Number of servers: There are 12 servers in the plant composing of Apache Web Server, 10 servers at IT Department, Novell 5.1 NDS Server.
Applications (i.e., e-mail, Windows, MS Office, etc.): The plant also implements multiple applications such as telephony and internet.
Architecture (i.e., client/server, peer-to-peer, mainframe, segmented, etc.). The network configuration shows that the architecture in the plant adopts the client-server scheme.
Topology: The network in Ohio adopt Token Ring topology
Media: The media transmission employs cable and wireless radio.
Connections: The connection includes the uses of switch, firewall, and router
NOS. The plant use multiple operating system such as Windows 2000 server, Windows 2000 Pro, and Windows XP Pro

References

 

Cisco. (2006). Network Management Basics (2006). Retrieved March 24, 2008 from http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ito_doc/nmbasics.htm

Dennis, A. 2002, Networking in the Internet age. John Wiley & Sons, New York

TechTarget. (2007). network operating system. Retrieved March 24, 2008 from http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid7_gci214124,00.html