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    My first dive into VLAN with a managed switch, need advice

    Awesome, you see where I'm coming from, I'm trying to mimic enterprise networks :cool: I will certainly consider those extra VLANs.
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    Good 24 port 1 Gbps Ethernet Switch

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1807094
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    My first dive into VLAN with a managed switch, need advice

    Most of those VLANs don't need routing. However, yes, I am going to have multiple virtualized software-based firewalls do the routing. I chose pfSense because I have experience with it.
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    My first dive into VLAN with a managed switch, need advice

    #1 priority is to learn. Secondary priorities are speed and security within my home lab Much appreciated. I know my post was overwhelming, thank you for taking the time to write that up. I will refer to it when my switch arrives
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    My first dive into VLAN with a managed switch, need advice

    This is a home office setup, so not many Servers: Only the 2x ESXi hosts, and maybe 20 VMs total Desktops: Just a few
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    Need help designing network for VMware

    The question is mostly network so it's in the Networking subforum, but it would be very helpful if VMware folks chimed in: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1807416. Thanks!
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    My first dive into VLAN with a managed switch, need advice

    I just bought my first managed switch. It's a Zyxel 1910-24G. I understand the benefits of VLAN for performance and security, and I made a decision to make use of VLAN, but I'm having trouble wrapping my head around how I am going to implement it. It's a fairly basic design for most network...
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    24 or 48 gig switch for small business use

    Look what I found! I never saw anyone post this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_fanless_layer_2_switches. This can be very helpful to people that have the same question as me. Judging by that chart, I made a decision to purchase a Zyxel 1910 over the HP 1910 because it has the...
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    24 or 48 gig switch for small business use

    I'm leaning towards the HP 1910-24G, I'll make a purchase tomorrow
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    24 or 48 gig switch for small business use

    Yes, another one of these threads. I just can't decide on what to choose. My budget is $200-250 for a 24 port, used or new. I would pay extra for 48 ports. My priorities, in no particular order, are: Very light use, I will only ever use about 20-25% of the 24Gbps available Quiet Rackmountable...
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    What VMware software should I download for Vmotion, DRS, HA, etc?

    I have been using free ESXi for years. I now want to set up two matching hosts in order to make use of advanced features such as Vmotion, DRS, HA, etc. Honestly, I don't understand VMware's product line. There seems to be hundreds of software titles. Can someone tell me what I should be...
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    Cheapest/easiest way to store archived data in the cloud? 5TB and slowly growing

    Very good advice in this thread. If I wanted to archive the data to the point where it's a pain in the butt to restore with proprietary apps (but at least it's backed up), it seems I would use Crashplan. However, it seems what I want does not exist. I have been spoiled by so many Cloud...
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    Cheapest/easiest way to store archived data in the cloud? 5TB and slowly growing

    I have a storage system (ZFS) at home that is approaching 90% utilization so I am looking to archive about 5TB of data that I almost never access. I am interested in paying for a service, rather than building/upgrading on-site systems. My goals are: Very low price that is comparable to...
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    DIY SAS enclosure part-agony

    hey noob: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1666401 http://www.servethehome.com/sgi-rackable-3u-16-bay-se3016-sas-expander-chassis-forum-deal/ and bonus for you: http://www.servethehome.com/sas-expanders-diy-cheap-low-cost-jbod-enclosures-raid/
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