Network Equipment for Hotel Scenario
Posted on 2004-10-12
I need to provide a switch/router solution that provides the following for a Hotel:
Ability to load balance and fail over between different broadband (or possibly leased line if the central London bandwidth cost is competitive enough) providers on different exchanges(for fault tolerance).
Notification of fail over by SMS/email etc
Guaranteed Bandwidth for line of business hosted application
Provide Internet access for 68 rooms that must be secure: ie separate from the Hotel Lan and unable to hack from room to room.
Would like to be able to ensure that each room receives at least a guaranteed amount of bandwidth with the ability to burst up to what is available.
At the moment I am thinking of an Xrio Neteyes 1000 coupled with a Cisco switch that would provide QoS, however I have no experience of Xrio kit - does anyone else?
What would the spec of an all Cisco solution look like?
I noted lrmoore's answer to "VLANs with Cisco 2900 Switches" but this was in 2001, has anyone used Cisco's Long Range Ethernet line, if so what is involved in providing my needed solution? & I would value any comment on experience with this.
I need this help quickly as the manager is breathing down my neck:-(