Roll-over of two internet connections in different buildings?
Posted on 2008-10-17
Here's the situation I have -
I'm managing a network w/ 1 2003 SBS, 1 2003 member server and about 40 or so client machines running XP. Currently, our internet connection is coming from a satellite connection. We're putting a T1 in to handle the majority of our phone lines (12) and give an internet connection for the other 12 channels.
The Satellite connection comes into Building A into a cisco 800 router. The T1 is going to be terminated into Building B into an AdTran router which is about 400 feet away and connected via fiber. We've got client machines in both Building A and Building B.
What I'd like to do is set it up so that the Satellite internet connection and the T1 connection are used together for load-balancing / fail-over, but since they are not coming into the same location, I was unsure if I'd be able to do that. Also, What would be the impact on our remote users who VPN into the system via our current public IP address (on the cisco and the open ports get forwarded appropriately) . The configuration would obviously change, but would the fail-over protect the remote users as well?