I am looking for some advice on a Networking Address Scheme to use in my Workshop. I will be setting up a Call Centre network which must use a single network. Initially it will have 2 servers, but must be able to expand to 10 servers and 300 workstations in the future without changing the addressing scheme.
Server#1 is the domain controller running Windows Server 2008 with the following services installed:
- DNS for the Call Centre
- DHCP for the Call Centre workstations
- SMB for documents
- IIS to host the Intranet site
- Routing and Remote Access to allow internet access and incoming VPN
My question is what would be the best addressing scheme to use? I will be using private ranges but should I use Class B with default mask (1 network with 65534 hosts), Class B with subnet mask 255.255.254.0 /23 (128 subnets and 510 hosts) or Class C supernetted with mask 255.255.254.0 /23 (2 subnets with 510 hosts)?
I have posted the Scenario and requirements on Google+ (click here for link to post) but what I am after is:
- Network Address
- Subnet Mask
- Broadcast Address
- Gateway Address
- Number of IP Addresses available on the network
- IP Address range for servers (Upto 10 and must be contiguous)
- IP Address range for workstations
- Network Address: 172.25.0.0
- Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
- Broadcast Address: 172.25.255.255
- Gateway Address: 172.25.0.1
- Number of available IP Addresses: 65,534
- IP Address Range for Servers: 172.25.0.2 - 172.25.0.21
- IP Address Range for Workstations: 172.25.0.22 - 172.25.255.254
I sort of understand subnetting and how it works (I am in week 4 of my Network Engineering Diploma) but I am still unsure of how to apply it in real life situations.
I am truly grateful for any help received.