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Need some help deciphering a network map that was sent to me by out ISP.  Can someone help me understand this a bit more?
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Ben StirlingOperations Technology Analyst

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What is your question? it looks like office 1,2, and 3 are all on a private network inside the ISP 172.x.x.x /24 .
Do you have any specific questions or do  you want just a general overview of what everything is?

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General overview of all of it.  Does this look like a situation where we are leasing the lines from the ISP?  They always talk about a circuit at each location.
Don JohnstonInstructor
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Yes.  You've got a pair of T-1's going to office 1 and fiber runs going to office 2 and 3.
Let's Break It Down:

This is a typical MPLS setup from an ISP.  I have many customers that have MPLS setups because they have multiple locations.

Your ISP DCN will provide the Data Back End for this setup routing everything together with there network using that ASA Firewall.

--Of course most MPLS providers always provide the local interface or in this case the 7705
--Internet Traffic will be separate from Data Traffic.  This keeps everything nice and tidy for troubleshooting and routing traffic to the correct locations.

Office 1 = Bonded T1 which is 3Mbps if I read this correct (T1 x 2)
Office 2 = Fiber
Office 3 = Fiber

The MPLS is great and I am sure you already know the benefits on why you went with the MPLS setup.

I hope this helps a little.
madunixExecutive IT Director, (EE MVE)
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You are using your ISP MPLS cloud, MPLS Core Network prevents to be reachable by hiding the addresses and using access control list and authentication to access the Routers and for the routing protocol.
 www.cisco.com/go/mpls

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How about any info on the VLAN part of it and why the one ip under office 3 says:  .3/24

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what is the the alcatel 7705 device? What is that doing in this scenario?

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What would happen if the Alcatel device were removed?  Also, does ASA stand for?  Is that a Cisco device? 1 more question.  I see on the map that the 7705 have Data/Voice going between them but I also see Data/Voice references for the Adtran routers.  Can you explain this to me?
Don JohnstonInstructor
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What would happen if the Alcatel device were removed?
You would lose connectivity to the network.
Also, does ASA stand for?
Adaptive Security Appliance
Is that a Cisco device?
Yes. It's a Cisco Firewall
I see on the map that the 7705 have Data/Voice going between them but I also see Data/Voice references for the Adtran routers.  Can you explain this to me?
Can't say for certain without knowing the details of the equipment. It's possible that those lines don't represent data going to/from those devices but represent that information can pass between the two offices.
Sorry for the late response but I would agree with everything Don said above.   Please let us know any other questions you have though!
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