I need design considerations, white papers, links, etc. on setting up a separate R&D lab environment. Any and all ideas welcome.
My plan is to get ideas and consensus and then move forward.
Basically the scenario is that I have an R&D/Engineering department that is wanting to do some software development for some hardware appliances we are manufacturing. I would like them to be "separate but same", basically letting them do whatever they want in their own test environment, but still have some access (restricted to what is needed) back into the production domain network, such as internet access, file/print access, and maybe a little more.
I have Extreme Networks x450 switches for the networking side, and Juniper SSG-520's (2) for the firewall/routing side, so I can do things like VLAN's, MAC/port lockdown, 802.1X, etc. as needed.
So again, feel free to comment...I'll pick the best answers/comments and split the points accordingly.
(I'd love to assign 1500 points for this, but the rules state 500...sorry)