we are setting up a new server on our network to host our website, database(SQL) and it's also the application server. trying to get help on setting up the whole office network...
Our T1 line came with a Cisco 1721 router, DHCP is not setup on this router.
here is a list of our equipment
1 x Dell 2950 server has 2 x Gigabit NICs.
1 x Cisco 1721 Router (NO DHCP)
1 x Dell switch
a few work stations
a few VOIP adapters
a few network printers
Server has AD deployed and DCpromo'd, DNS is setup correctly.
Now my question is, can someone suggest how they should be connected?
A* T1 -> Router->Switch->Server NIC_0,workstations,printers...etc , disable NIC_1
B* T1 -> Router -> Server NIC_0 , Server NIC_1 -> Switch -> workstations, printers..etc
C* T1 -> Router -> Switch -> Both NICs on server, workstations, printers..etc
the server will see a lot of incoming traffic because it's running as a web server too, so we do not want the internal workstations take up too much resources, but we do use a lot of bandwidth intensive work.
A seems like a bad idea , eh?
if we go with B, obviously all the outbound traffic must past through the server and will take up some bandwidth on NIC_0, this will reduce the available resources on this NIC and slow down the incoming web requests, am i correct?
if we go with C, i can assign two different IPs on both NIC, and the workstations are connected directly to the router, so it won't consume all the resources on the server.