Setting up Two (2) Static IP Addresses for Two (2) Exchange Servers
Posted on 2004-09-27
I have a project where one company is splitting into two. Ownership wants to have two autonomous networks sharing one broadband pipe (T1). Security is a large concern. Ownership wants access to both sides but does not want other users to have access to both sides.
Currently, the Broadband connection comes to a Modem/Router then goes through a Watchguard Firewall which is subsequently connected to a dumb hub. At the end of all that is a Windows 2000 Server running Exchange and a seperate Windows 2000 Server acting as a simple file server.
The end result of this project should be two networks that have the same capability -namely, hosting exchange.
Firstly, can I simply request two (2) static IPs from the ISP and setup (2) routers on the WAN side with their respective Static IPs?
Secondly, how do I manage and evenly distribute broadband bandwidth between two networks? Is their a such thing as T1 modem per se? What hardware am I going to need? What hardware would you recommend?
Any suggestions on overall topology are welcomed. Your assistance is appreciated.