New organisation of the network infrastructure for the School of Engineering.
A new organisation
This new reorganisation of equipments in different subnets facilitates the end-users and offers them with a more secured access to the network1 .
The work of the IT Administrators becomes less tedious2
The migration process is described here
DHCP Network for workstations of end-users
End-users no longer need to go through the procedure of asking for a fixed IP address for their PCs and configure them to be instantaneoulsy connected to the network.
The only requirement is that the network node used by your equipment is in one of the networks allocated to DHCP.
The printers will use the 137 subnet
The subnet for printers is also accessible by your guests when they connect to the EPFL network
The requirements to implement this are that the network node and the IP address you use need to be in the 137 subnet
Network for servers
A server room is available with facilities for 19″ servers.
If you are interested to use this facility, file this form
1The servers are no longer in the same subnet as the PCs. Consequently, the Network team can develop tools to monitor attacks and prevent them on the servers
2The procedure to ask for a fixed IP address and configure your equipment to use it takes 30 minutes.
With DHCP you have an IP which is operational as soon as your equipment is connected to the network.
During office space reallocations and staff reshufflement, it is no longer necessary to modify the fixed IP network nodes. A DHCP network node remains the same for any IT equipment connected to it.