?
Solved

Server farm subnet

Posted on 2004-04-27
4
Medium Priority
?
322 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
We have approximately 37 servers in a heterogeneous environment, Win NT 4 server, 2k server & 2003 server. Our goal is to consolidate and move to blade server and upgrade to Windows 2003/Exchange server. Hence the question; In an ideal network environment, is it recommended to keep the server farm in its own subnet and what is the best approach to consolidate 37 servers?


Thx in advanced,

-Lbello
0
Comment
Question by:Lbello
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:aindelicato
ID: 10935629
I'll give advice on Part 1 of your question..

Yes, I would suggest the server farm be on its own subnet as those PCs are more prone to virus & hacker attacks.  This keeps your corp servers far away from threats.  You could then setup static routes in your router/firewall for your admins & webmasters or dev teams to access those machines.

0
 

Author Comment

by:Lbello
ID: 10935719
aindelicato,

We are on a 10.1 subnet. Would a 192.168 subnet work for the server crop and are there any tools that would help with subnetting?

thx,

-Lbello
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
aindelicato earned 1000 total points
ID: 10935910
Just create the 2 different IP segments.

CORP LAN --
IP: 192.168.1.x
SUB: 255.255.255.0
GW: 192.168.1.1 (assuming)

FARM --

IP: 10.1.1.x
SUB: 255.255.255.0
GW: 10.1.1.1 (assuming)

At this point you have two seperate LANS, now you can use yor router to connect them by creating a static route or you can have a PC with two NIC cards and that machine will access both LANs.


INTERNET ROUTER
| | | | | | | | | | |
             |
             |
        SWITCH
             |
             |
      ------------
      |             |
192.168       10.1.
Router         Router
    |                |
    |                |
|||||||       |||||||
CORP          FARM


Sorry, my use of text for a diagram isn't very good.

0
 

Author Comment

by:Lbello
ID: 10936041
The important thing is you got your message across. Besides, if I showed you our network diagram... well think of boxes connected by lines, that’s our network diagram.
0

Featured Post

ATEN's HDBaseT Presentation at InfoComm 2017

Hear ATEN Product Manager YT Liang review HDBaseT technology, highlighting ATEN’s latest solutions as they relate to real-world applications during her presentation at the HDBaseT booth at InfoComm 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question