Our company has a Dell Poweredge 2600 running Windows 2000 Server. We were thinking about upgrading, and because of cost issues are considering installing FreeBSD 7 (or other free enterprise-class server product) on this box and using Samba to make it a file server.
I was hoping you experts could give us some guidance as we consider this project. My biggest concerns are:
1) Will we be able to find all the hardware drivers we need in FreeBSD for this Poweredge 2600?
2) Will we be able to set up/partition a RAID 5 disk array with FreeBSD or some other tool?
3) Can FreeBSD be a PPTP/L2TP VPN server?
4) Does any foresee any complications using Samba as a file server in a Windows 2003 AD domain?
I know these are a lot of questions, and if any one of them is too complex to cover in this question, I would be happy to open up additional questions on EE. Thanks.