I've purchased a Cisco SMB SG300-28 switch in hopes it can be used to create the following setup. The switch is currently in Layer3 mode.
I have 2 devisions in my company. One is for IT services, the other for hosted services, data backup and the like. I'd like to keep these separated logically via VLAN's on the switch.
Devision1 - VLAN 10 (IT Services) 192.168.1.0/24
- Office Desktops, Printers, Scanners, People work here
- Switch and server rack are in another room. Port 2 will connect to an unmanaged "dumb" switch in my actual office via a long CAT6. 3-6 will be empty unless i need them for something down the road in the office.
- Ports 2-6 on my switch.
Devision2 VLAN 20 (Hosted Services) 10.1.20.0/24
- Servers, Email Hosting, FTP, Other Stuff, Only servers here.
- Ports 7-20 on my switch.
SAN VLAN 50 10.1.50.0/24
- 2 QNAP NAS each using LACP
- iSCSI for VMWare
- Ports 21-24
Router runs an Open-Source platform called Untangle. It's being used for NAT / Port Forwards and VPN. DHCP and DNS is controlled by the domain controller. If i need to use a big-boy router i can switch to RouterOS by Microtik.
My office (192.168.1.0) must be able to talk with both the servers and the SAN. I thought this would involve a static route, but that hasn't seemed to work.
How would i set this up?
What is involved to allow communication between VLAN's?
Does the communication go through the router and then to the other VLAN? Will Untangle even work for this? (It does NOT support VLAN's in any way. It strips the tags)
I'll need DHCP in my office. What would provide it?
(All workstations are Mac's and not networked in a domain. Simply dont need it for what goes on.)
Unfortunately i am not familiar with this level of networking. I mostly deal with software, Exchange, AD, GP, etc. I hope that my questions have been clear and my situation described correctly.
I sincerely thank those who reply in advance.