I am moving our servers to a diffrent locatins and have a few questions about our vpn setup.
Posted on 2009-05-06
This weekend I will be moving our terminal server to a new location. Our current network is arranged as such: Home office is site 1 which houses our TS and Exchange server. Our remote sites are 2,3,4, and 5 and I have a L2L vpn established between the remote sites and site 1. Right now, traffic never needs to flow between the remote sites themselves, so the vpn is only established between 1 and the remote sites. When I move the TS I was going to make a vpn to this new site which is 6. What I want to avoid is remote site's traffic going to vpn site 1 and then to vpn site 6. The reason for the server move is because the new site has Fiber Optic and site 1 is stuck on cable and is suffering.
Question: Should I just add a l2l vpn to site 6 and then change everybody's RD to point to site 6? I was afraid the traffic would still flow through site 1 then go to site 6 which wouldn't help with our bandwidth issue. This was my original plan but then I started thinking about the way the traffic would flow.
Right now, the remote sites don't even know the other remote sites exist. I can't remember what this is called but I know I can make them talk to each other without going through site 1. This seems like th eway to go, but just want confirmation.
Any help anyone could provide would be much appreciated. BTW, all sites are using Cisco ASA's. I made that jump last year.