Been asking the experts on this site some questions in the last few weeks, so glad I signed up, so worth the money! Anyway, with the feedback Ive gotten I am trying to come up with a design for our office, my skills aint great, but I want to be in a knowledagble position before consultancy, if needed.
I have attached two images, one with server hardware sizing and one with a topology.
Network is for around 50 staff, upto 35 on at any one time, mostly connecting via thin clients.
Most of the usage will be some EMR software connecting to SQL server, and Microsoft office.
Uptime during office hours is priority, this is why i cleared steer of virtulization, all eggs in one basket etc..etc..
Wanted something in place that will be easily scalable.
Just hoping to get some feedback on the hardware sizing, and the design, its pretty simple, but any feedback on that would be welcome.
Already have 2 48 port switches 10/100. However both have 2 x gig ports, for backup and general speed performance thinking of purchasing a 12 port gig switch for servers, will be doing backups every night.
Couple of questions I have on top of any other feedback you guys can give are -
Should I jus turn the cisco 1812 into a router and let the security server be the firewall, or do you advise to double firewall ?
Is the any benefit by connecting the two 48 port routers via the gig ports together ?