Growing Business network plan
Posted on 2005-04-07
Our current setup is as follows:
1.) Windows 2003 - DC, Exchange, IIS for OWA, ISA 2000, DNS, DHCP
2.) Windows 2003 - Data, Roaming Profiles, Printers
3.) Red Hat Linux - Data archiving, Tape Backup of ad, data, exchange mailboxes
We are rapidly expanding and I am concerned that we will soon be unable to support the extra users. We pushing it as it is. I have one user connecting remotely each day with two other occasionally connecting remotely.
I've been putting together some ideas for upgrades and so far have come up with this:
6 - 8 Servers:
1.) Windows 2003 - ISA 2000, VPN
2 & 3). Windows 2003 Clustered - DC, Exchange, IIS for OWA
4.) Windows 2003 (possibly linux) - DNS & DHCP
5.) Windows 2003 - Data, Roaming Profiles, Printers
6.) Red Hat Linux - Data archiving, Tape Backup of ad, data, exchange mailboxes
Considering clustering servers for data etc.
Are there any suggestions or comments about the proposed new setup. Anything I'm missing or should consider? I'm trying to build the most efficient and reliable setup i can have (dont we all :-D ). High availability is essential.
Thanks for your input.