Good Day everyone, i am planning to redo my network with Nethserver 7. Planning on using it for DHCP, DNS, Firewall, Bandwidth Monitor, traffic Shaping, vpn and possibly also gonna try Active directory.
My main goal is to route all my lan traffic through my firewall by using port based vlans on my managed Switch blocking access between each users, as opposed to switches routing. I am sure this will put a heavy load on the firewall. I was wondering what hardware specifications i would need to accomplish this. the users will be accessing one database application from my db server. I have approximately 50 users and my hardware specs are as follows.
Dell Poweredge 2950 Server
* 6 x 200gb SAS drives in raid
* 2 x quad core processor @ 2.66 Ghz Per core
* 32 GB DDR2 Ram
Do you think this will handle the network traffic for users sharing files/accessing database etc. Or would i be better off using my switches to do the routing.