You are a consultant for being brought in by XUMUC to assist with a merger with another company.
XUMUC has WAN links in place to the new locations in the Houston Region. XUMUC currently has 2 other Regions San Francisco and Denver. Originally, XUMUC was only in one region (San Francisco). The previous consultant did a poor job with the integration resulting in a poor IP address scheme as a result routing tables at the summarization points and at the San Francisco Campus are very large. In addition, no VLAN structure was developed to isolate broadcast traffic. There are 4 main departments in XUMC: sales, finance, human resources, and research and development. Also, there has been some concern that the WAN transport was not able to accommodate the network traffic. Finally, all addresses in the network are statically assigned resulting in high administration overhead when changes are needed XUMUC would like this changed to lower administrative overhead.
IP ADDRESSING TABLE
Location Number of IP Addresses Required Address Block Assigned
San Francisco 1290 172.16.0.0-172.16.7.255/21
Denver Campus 441
Remote Office 1 28
Remote Office 2 35
Houston Campus 329
Remote Office 3 21