redundant networking to internet
Posted on 2008-06-15
I have two computers hosted at a datacenter.
Computer A is the web and computer B is the database.
Currently I have two nics in each computer. A1 A2 B1 B2
A switch connects A2 -> B2 so the computers can communicate
A1 is hooked to the internet. Computer A is running a firewall.
The switch is a single point of failure.
The datacenter gives us a 2nd drop to the internet which is unused.
How do I set this up so,
A. I am using a real firewall
B. The equipment is redundant in case a piece of it fails.
C. I am using both of the drops to the internet.
P.S. I sell Fortinet routers (very few, my primary business is not router config) but my hunch is that for any vpn work Cisco 501 5505 are more reliable.