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DHCP server Sonicwall TZ 205 or Mac mini server?

Last Modified: 2015-03-20
One of the places I work just purchased a TZ 205 and we love it. At the other place I work we are about to replace out aging tz100 and we are going to get the TZ 205, the question I have is, with the content filter, gateway antivirus and intrusion protection on how much performance and throughput impact will there be if we also use it as the dns and dhcp server? We have an aging windows server that we are going to decommission soon as all it is now is an AD server and a dns and dhcp server, we are an all mac shop so I am moving all the machines to OD and im trying to decide whether I want to use the Apple server as the DNS and DHCP server or if I want the new sonicwall to pull that duty as well. The apple server is just a middle tier mac mini so its not very powerful. We have 45 client pc’s and 15 networked printers and there will be roughly 40-50 mobile devices on the wifi that either will have deal with as the DHCP server. I want as simple and easy to manage setup as possible. So which would be my better choice, The Sonicwall or the Apple server?
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