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Here the scoop. I just got a new job working IT doing a lot less then i was before. I want to keep sharp so i'm looking to make a migration to a more enterprise environment. So i'm planning on doing some consolidating and cleaning up of things.

Phase 1: Run Cat6 Cabling centrally through the house from the basement to the first and then another run to the second floor from the basement. (this is nearly done)

Phase 2: Construct a Clean room to house the core network equipment. This will be preformed by framing up a 3'x6' area in the basement and wrapping it in heavy duty plastic. to air sea it. A zippered door will be installed at one end for accessibility (picture like a tent).
The air will be blown into the "server room" via a 20" box fan that will have a shroud build to accommodate two furnace filters. One rough and the second HEPA spec to filter the air before it gets into the "server room" A dehumidifier is already in place to control humidity with a pump set to empty the resistor every few hours via a drain pipe. To begin with exhausted air will just be recirculated into the basement as it'a already cool and the basement will act as a giant geothermal cooling system, as well as pre-filter the air for the furnace in the winter. If heat becomes an issue i have an old dryer exhaust vent i can make use of the completely remove the warmed air among other options.

Phase 3: (this is a bit down the road) will be to relocate all the current servers my File server, ESXi server, and my Media Laptop (that will be connected via HDMI to the TV on the first floor), as well as the roommates server into the server room.

Phase 4: is to purchase a Dell C1100 and configure it as my new ESXi server and decommission my current ESXi Server and maybe turn it into a Storage server for my Fog Server. I also plan in implement a DHCP, DNS, and AD Servers to accompany my current pfSense, Untangle, Ubuntu/Fog Imaging Server, Windows 7 Accounting Server, and Windows 7 App Server (Games/Teamspeak)

I believe vLANs will make my life significantly easier if i can figure out how to properly implement them, I'm also looking at creating a DMZ - vLAN, Secure LAN - vLAN, Printer vLAN, Server vLAN,

I have the following for Networking Equipment:
2x Netgear 5 Port Gig Switch (dumb)
1x Netgear 8 Port 10/100 Switch (dumb)
1x Netgear 24 Port Gig Switch (dumb)

5x Linksys WAP54G AP v3.1

2x Linksys WRT54GL Router v1.1
1x Linksys WRT54G Router v6 (Current Router)
1x Linksys WRT54G Router v3
1x Linksys E1000 Router
1x Linksys E3000 Router (currently 5 port Gig Switch and 2.4 GHz G/ 5 GHz N AP)

I know many of the routers i have can have DD-WRT installed and turned into Smart/Managed switches with vLAN support.

I plan on operating 3 WiFi's
One Public marked in red, these will use the WAP54G AP''s on the DMZ
One Secure N 5.0 Band on Lan
One Secure G 2.4 Band on Lan

Where the G/N Routers are next to each other in black I will be consolidating at lease one into a a single Dual Radio router/AP to function as a switch (DHCP turned off)

I'm also looking at creating a DMZ - vLAN, LAN - vLAN, Printer vLAN, Server vLAN,


Let me know what you think Along with any additional useful information you can provide or advice.
Edited by Tempest_Inc - 6/3/13 at 1:00pm
 
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Seems like a nice setup. One thing to note is to have a Router that can support inter-vlan routing if you want to split the servers in one vlan, and the hosts in another to talk to each other.

For the Guest Wifi Web monitoring, and also putting them on a different subnet may help so that they can't talk to your hosts. (Also Wireless Isolation.)

Seems good overall though smile.gif
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Seems like a nice setup. One thing to note is to have a Router that can support inter-vlan routing if you want to split the servers in one vlan, and the hosts in another to talk to each other.

If you're doing VLANs you usually want a layer 3 switch. If you use a standard router your transfer rates will likely be pretty crappy as your router's CPU will spike routing packets between LANs.
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Intra-VLAN routing via software is scary slow, which explains why L3 switches command the prices that they do.
    
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