College of the Redwoods RCCD Infrastructure Project Proposal Overview March 17, 2008

College of the Redwoods
RCCD Infrastructure Project Proposal Overview
March 17, 2008
In order to meet several of the technology requirements of Bond Measure Q, the district’s
technology infrastructure needs to be upgraded in order to support current and future classroom
technology. At present roughly 70% of the network infrastructure equipment is rapidly
approaching End of Life (EoL) or needs firmware upgrades to remain viable equipment. In the
case of the new building construction, new up to date equipment needs to be purchased and
installed in those locations.
The scope of this project covers the Eureka campus main backbone network infrastructure. The
purpose of this upgrade is to provide the district with current network technology capable of
supporting QoS, H.323, VRI, VLAN, and Wireless with a bandwidth of no less than GBIC on
the fiber backbone and 100 Mhz to all of the local LANs. Upgrade of the Phone system to bring
it up to current supportable configuration. (This will also accommodate VoIP future expansion).
Aggregate Switch
In 2005-6 the core (aggregate) switch was replaced with a Cisco 6509 V2 switch allowing the
district the scalability and expansion necessary to accomplish the proposed upgrades. However it
will be necessary to update the switch’s OS version level and add in several features and blades,
720 SUP blade and SFF GBIC (Small Form Factor GBIC Blade.) This will add QoS, Security,
VLAN, and enhanced VoIP capabilities and features.
Perimeter Switchesi
Currently, our fiber backbone is at 100 Mhz and several buildings are running at legacy 10 Mhz.
Although the backbone is at 100 Mhz, the IDF building perimeter switches are linking to the
local workgroups at 10 Mhz. The following list reflects the current building perimeter and edge
switch speeds.
Administration Building
Old Library
Firing Range
10 Mhz
10 Mhz
100 Mhz
10/100 Mhz
10/100 Mhz
10 Mhz
100 Mhz
10/100 Mhz
10 Mhz
10/100 Mhz
10 Mhz
10 Mhz
10 Mhz
10 Mhz
10/100 Mhz
Perimeter Switches continued…
The perimeter switches will be refreshed with switches capable of supporting QoS, VLAN, and
in a few locations PoE and VoIP. All of the switches should have SFF GBIC interfaces to the
backbone and GBIC copper to the local LANs. Installation of this equipment will allow for
future scalability and expansion of services including but not limited to VoIP, Video over IP, and
Servers and Routers
Currently, there are 4 older “Compatible” IPX routers distributed on campus. These were
originally setup to function with the older Netware servers. They will have to be replaced with
the newer Cisco router (2900 series minimum). In addition there are several older “Netware”
servers that will be phased out. These have already been superseded by Windows Servers and
the functions will need to be reallocated.
Local LAs
All of the local LANs will have GBIC interfaces to the building perimeter switches and 100 Mhz
to the desktop with the exception of labs and classrooms that require GBIC support for large file
transfers (i.e. media lab, CIS etc.). In office locations a switch with PoE option may be required
for VoIP expandability at a later date.
VoIP, PBX Switch
Upgrade of the current NEC NEAX2400 IMX PBX system for VoIP capability will allow for
both TDM (what is currently in use) and VoIP. This is the most cost effective way of adding
VoIP within the district as well as extending the EoL for the PBX.
VioIP, Video Conferencing
Conversion from legacy H.320 video to H.323 has become necessary since CENIC no longer
supports H.320. The requirements for distribution to our remote sites is 1) Endpoints capable of
Video over IP (equipment is present and installed 2005). 2) WAN must be capable of supporting
768Kbs 30Fps (video/telephone T1 capable of supporting speeds) 3) Video Gateway hardware
for connection of all endpoints (needs to be acquired.) 4) Video server (IP) for scheduling and
connection (needs to be acquired.)
ew Buildings
All new buildings will adhere to the scope of this proposal and will be in accordance to the
district’s technology plan. As the new buildings are brought on line it may be advantageous at
that time to include VoIP within the buildings.
Phase I
I. Completion of remote site infrastructure refresh. (Fort Bragg and Del Norte) August 2007
II. Begin replacement/refresh of perimeter switches.
III. Reallocation of server functions and phase out of older servers (Netware and dual duty
IV. Upgrade of aggregate switch, replacement of firewall, reorganization of logical network
DMZ, QoS implementation, VLAN implementation, Network Security protocols
V. Begin replacement of older IPX routers with IP routers
VI. Upgrading of aggregate switch (6509 Catalyst Switch).
Phase II
Completion replacement/refresh of perimeter switches
Begin replacement/refresh of edge LAN switches
Phase out of older H.320 Picturetel Montage 570A video server.
Installation of IP video gateway and streaming video server.
Upgrading of NEC NEAX 2400 IMX PBX.
Phase III
Completion replacement/refresh of edge LAN switches.
Purchase and Installation of wireless equipment.
Purchase of new network/telecomm equipment for Dental remodel.
Purchase of new network/telecomm equipment for Cafeteria/Bookstore.
Installation of network/telecomm equipment new for Cafeteria/Bookstore.
Phase IV
I. Continuation of purchase and installation of network/telecomm
II. Equipment for new buildings.
III. Implementation of VoIP in new buildings as needed.
Implementation Logistics and Costs
1. Sites
a. Eureka Campus (current configuration)
Site statistics: 31 classrooms, 53 ASF spaces, 9 student occupied buildings, DS3
connection (Cenic)
b. Eureka Downtown Center
Site statistics: 4 classrooms, 2 conference rooms, T1 connection
c. Arcata Instructional Site
Site statistics: 2 classrooms, hospitality kitchen, T1 connection
d. Ricks house
Site statistics: ADN56K connection
e. Prosperity Center
Site statistics: 1 classroom, Cox internet
f. Klamath/Trinity (Hoopa)
Site statistics: ADN56K connection
g. Fort Bragg
Site statistics: 6 classrooms, 10 ASF spaces, T1 connection
h. Del Norte
Site statistics: 4 classrooms 8 ASF spaces, T1 connection
2. Infrastructure Requirements
Firewall replacement and or ASA blade, DMZ implementation, QoS
implementation, 6509 Supervisor II upgrade or replacement, GBIC LX
implementation for Backbone.
b. Building POE GBIC LX QoS Switch, 10/100/1000 QoS workgroup switches,
DHCP server, wiring closet, Horizontal wiring frame w/patch panels
(Network/Voice), UPS and routers.
3. Cost Estimate
a. Core aggregate switch upgrades (6509)
b. Edge upgrades GBIC LX, switches, routers, servers
Smartnet, main’t & monitoring software.
c. Pix Firewall upgrade (Pix 535 appliance)
d. Physical plant wiring infrastructure
e. PBX upgrades and replacements
f. MPOE/MDF primary and secondary relocation
Preliminary Cost Estimate
GBIC Gigabit
LAN Local Area Network
WAN Wide Area Network
PoE Power over Ethernet
IDF Intermediate Distribution Frame
EoL End of Life
VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
Internet Protocol
Phone Exchange
Voice over IP
Legacy Digital Video format
Video over IP format
Small Form Factor
Quality of Service
Virtual Remote Interpreting
Video over IP
Respectfully Submitted,
Paul W. Agpawa
Manager, Technology Infrastructure
Technical Support Services
Information Technology Services
All related equipment purchased and installed within buildings slated for abandonment will be moved to their
respective new buildings and locations.
Servers performing multiple functions i.e. file serving and domain controller or DHCP