VPN link with bridge
Posted on 2006-05-30
I need a low-ish (<£500) cost solution to the following situation:-
We are about to move facility to a new place about 4 miles down the road. We will have 2Mb leased line access in both buildings for about a month before the actual move. During this period, I want to be able to move a few people and resources to the new place. To do this, I want to set up a VPN.
The VPN needs to bridge the two sites (i.e. same subnet) so that I can move one of my DCs over there. The only open connection in the new faclility wil be via the VPN (my ISA server will live at the old site until the final move). I already have a Cisco switch upon which I can configure VLANs, so I will not be providing an ISA server for the new site as a temporary measure. This will give me a two port VLAN (Incoming from ISP router, outgoing to VPN device), and a 14 port switch which will accept incoming data from the VPN and output it to the network. The VPN device will obviously need to function as a firewall as well.
I do not have line of site, even considering a relay or two, so wireless is not an option.