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Discussion in 'Switches, NICs and cabling' started by LRP, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. LRP

    LRP New Around Here

    Aug 21, 2019

    I'm a software developer but need now to set up an on-prem testing/staging/deployment network. I have Linux skills and have been managing a simple LAN for many years. I've been reading everything I can find on the net re network management, get the basic ideas, but still feel uneasy.

    I have a static FIOS IP address. I would like to set up a three-zone network: DMZ for web servers; Dev for development, testing, and staging systems, and NAS for dev files and back up. I don't expect high web traffic, but want a plan in place to move websites to the cloud efficiently if traffic warrants. Meanwhile, I need to keep monthly overhead minimal.

    I do understand that I'll need a proxy server to host more than one website.

    The network will support several NUCs, an Antsle server, and a Synology DNS481play NAS.

    I have two pieces of network gear that may help but I don't understand if I need one, both, or something else:

    -- A Protectdli Model FW108 120 with pfSense
    -- Ubiquiti EdgeRouter LITE

    I'd much appreciate any help in defining the architecture and any security precautions I need to build the network I need.

    Many thanks,