Hello Cisco Small Business Community.
We are a Cisco Select Partner and have started using RV320's and RV325's with our customers. As we are implementing these deployments, I have noticed there are a few features I would like to see added to the product. I've listed them below.
Urgently Needed Feature Requests:
1. Allow a subnet mask in the 255.255.0.0 range for LAN VLAN's. Many of our customers use a 10.x.x.x range for subnets and many use a 16 bit subnet mask to give them plenty of room to create both static and dynamic assignments. For example, subnet 10: 10.10.0.0/16 with a range of 10.10.10.1-254 for dhcp dynamic leases, and 10.10.0.1-254 for servers, and 10.10.1.1-254 for printers, and 10.10.2.1-254 for networking gear, etc. None of these networks have more than 254 devices on them, but the extra IP range availability is nice because it allows us to help keep their networks organized.
2. The ability to create service groups for firewall and NAT rule creation. There are often times when we need to group several services together and create firewall and NAT rules for them. This would simplify setup and implementation. An example of this feature on Cisco Small Business Products was on the ISA550.
3. The ability to have the RV320/325 to serve as the NTP server for the network. Most small business customers need NTP server functionality, and the logical place to stick this service for many of these networks is on the firewall.
4. The ability to specify any RFC DHCP option. We have some need to be able to specify several additional DHCP options than the ones hard coded into the firewall dhcp server pages. In addition to the options the DHCP servers on the RV320/325 already includes, the common ones that we often use are "Time Server," "Log Server," and "Time Offset."
6. The ability to specify a domain search list and for DHCP clients.
7. The option to register DHCP clients with the specified DNS server (including the on-box DNS Forwarder).
8. The ability to tweak Firewall Session Settings (like in the RV220w and ISA550) and TCP/UDP Timeouts. If full control is not an option, then may four choices such as: "Conservative" -- keeps TCP/UDP connections alive for the longest period of time, "Normal" -- normal TCP/UDP Timeouts, High Latency -- Keep TCP/UDP connections alive for a longer period of time.
9. Additional Diagnostic/status screen information: -- CPU usage for 1 minute, 5 minutes, and 15 minutes, -- number of Firewall Sessions/States, --Firewall Temperature, -- Real Time and RRD based traffic graphs for 15 minutes, 4 hours, 8 hours, 1 day, and 1 week,
10. The ability to pull Firmware Updates directly from the Cisco support site onto the firewall.
Nice to Have Features:
1. VRRP on both WAN and LAN interfaces.
2. The ability to answer DNS helper requests. What I mean is to be able to set the on-box DHCP server up to serve as the DHCP server for non-connected subnets
3. SSH and Telnet command line access for basic troubleshooting (top, pftop, nbtstat, reboot, etc.)
4. The ability to backup and restore parts of the Config file, e.g. just the VPN setup or just the firewall rules
5. OSPF Dynamic Routing Support
With some of the advanced features, I wouldn't mind needing to buy a perpetual "advanced" license for an extra $50 to $100 (e.g. for VRRP, OSPF, SSH access, etc.).
I hope to hear some responses back from Cisco Product Support on these items.