Network Presentation

A tour of Quakertown Community School District's network

Welcome to the network hub!

VLAN: Virtual Local Area Network


Software: Windows Server OS


Maintains:

- Exchange (email)

- PowerSchool (grades)

- Teacher files

- Student files

- Administrative files


Servers: approximately 30+


What's the deal with servers?

Dell brand servers


Separate servers for tasks:

- emails

- teacher files

- admin files

- student files

- grades


Moving toward Virtualization

*modernized servers

*one box for 10-15 servers

*less energy, less space



Server Details

Network Room

What's in the remodeled network room?

Internet Networking

Blue wires:

Ethernet cables connect to each

"drop" (port) in offices around

the district off


Yellow wires:

Connections between server

sections


Orange wires:

Fiber that goes from Server Room

to Network room and to Network

Core in another building




Networking through Fiber

Fiber is essentially glass for rapid information transmission


District leases telephone poles from telephone companies to run fiber from building to building


Network core distributes internet and network connection to all district buildings


Each building has its own set of network servers in core room that houses firewall and routers



Additional Resources

QCSD Technology Dept: http://www.qcsd.org/domain/15


How Stuff Works: Hybrid Network

(Ethernet and WiFi access)

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hybrid-networks.htm


Computer Networking Tutorial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8RSFQG8do