First of all I am not a complete network novice but am a systems guy and new to Pfsense and Unifi. My previous network was Maraki and Cisco, but the last time it came to buy the licenses, it was time to switch. I have a few questions I would like to ask to finish my setup.
I have a Pfsense 6100 with three Wan connections from three different ISPs for redundancy and traffic shaping. I would like to set up 5 LAN connections, 3 on 1 gig and 2 on 10 gig.
All my traffic is separated on VLANs Main for workstations, Management for servers and network, Storage, VoIP, IOT, and Guest.
- Should I combine the two groups into LAGG or bridge them? Or assign each interface an IP space that is really not used and is just for the interface. With LAGG, they would have to be in the same switch, which is not optimal for a switch failure Bridged. I need to know if I can put them in different switches. The different “dummy” IP’s on each interface allow me to put the connections in multiple switches but have to dedicate each VLAN to a separate interface.
- Static IPs or DHCP reservations?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!