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I would like to use my existing Cisco 881 router but would like to monitor the network and use some other features with untangle. Would there be any issue with running my traffic through an ESXi image of this? I have 2 nics (Will be getting more as funds improve).

My ultimate goal is to have the Cisco handle the routing and be configured for VPN on my seedbox/DL image while having both ports be fed through the untangle to monitor/scan. Would I need two untangle images to maintain the lite license? it would tech. be one WAN but untangle wouldnt know that. . . the outputs would have to be discrete to the LAN and the seedbox as well. How much speed should I expect to lose with this setup?

>> Yes, I would like to keep the Cisco. My network admin has already configured a VPN to the office and TBH I have gone 2 years on this thing without a single issue. As soon I I have time to learn how to properly configure it I will take advantage of the cisco's built in features (firewall/content filtering) to my liking but until then I would like to keep it at it's current config.


Current goal:

WAN Cisco 881/DHCP Server --> ESXI Untangle -> Switch


Ultimate goal:

WAN Cisco 881/DHCP Server ==== > ESXI Untangle ======> Switch
VPN Cisco 881 ______________________ " ? " ____________Seedbox


As always, thank's for your help and suggestions!!
 
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Pottentialy speed if you have more than one subnet that the switch isnt handdling (esxi does not scale well at Gb speeds), but no that would work
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Pottentialy speed if you have more than one subnet that the switch isnt handdling (esxi does not scale well at Gb speeds), but no that would work

What do you mean more than one subnet that the switch is handling? . . . Are you refering to the internal VM switch or the HP switch? The HP switch only see's one subnet. The seedbox would be straight from designated port out of the Cisco.

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The HP sorry smile.gif, so say if you had 10.0.1.0/24 and 10.0.2.0/24 off the same switch traffic would goto the VM first as the switch (if it is a layer 2 switch) wouldnt know what to do with it smile.gif, though why not use a miniits box to do it wink.gif
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