I have recently stumbled upon your Youtube channel and have been checking some video’s. Great content. Wish some were a bit more in depth.
We have been changing our network for a while now, but I am stuck in between 2 consultants and would like to get some more input from others if I am going down the right path or not.
I have attached 2 schematics of how are network is now, and how I think we will go to.
For now, we are using n 8 port Ubiquiti Edgerouter, with some Cisco SG200, 250 and 300 switches.
The servers are split into 2 server rooms, with each a SG300 connected to eachother, with only 1 switch connected to the EdgeRouter.
All other switches are connected to these 2 switches.
For now, both frontend and backend are on the same switch, but we have plans to upgrade the backend switch to a 10Gb switch.
The Wifi is a mix of Unifi AP AC Pro’s and Mesh, controlled by a Unify Cloud Key. All are connected to several of the switches in the LAN.
We also have a seperate management VLan and a VOIP VLan, all mixed into the network.
The issue is the router. The consultant who implemented it wants to upgrade it to a FortiGate FG-100E basic for $3,000, which is too expensive for us.
We were thinking of a Sonicwall TZ350 or 400, which is halve the price or less.
Looooong ago I have set up a VPN link between 1 office and this LAN using 2 Sonicwall TZ100’s.
I am unfamiliar with CLI.
We have about 32 RDS users on VLAN 3 and 15 pc’s and printers/mfp’s on VLAN 0.
We have other offices with static routes coming into the LAN and also some users connecting with OpenVPN.
Please let me know what you think of this matter.