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small learning & education infrastructure

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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:34
Feb 18th, 2014
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Hi


I am an apprentice in my company and I should design & implement a „simple” infrastructure for apprentices in our company to test out nearly everything they want. For this purpose, I have a room with some racks.


The requirement for the infrastructure is:


  • Each bookable subnet should have access to the print- & file server.
  • The subnets should not interfere with each other. For example when one is creating a domain controller, the other subnet/network should not be affected by this.
  • Each subnet should have its own router. This is for learning purposes because, we can learn how to specify different settings (If this wouldn’t be the case, I’d use a level 3 switch
  • Content filtering should be activated
  • Optional: With each router and it’s subnet, a VPN connection could be implemented


I am thinking of using a Cisco ISR 892W as the main gateway/modem/router/firewall.


http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/800-series-routers/data_sheet_c78-519930.html


And for the sub routers I’d implement a Cisco RV 180 VPN router.


http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/rv180-vpn-router/index.html


I have designed a quick network plan.


Network Plan - Sample - V1.0.png


Now I have some questions for the realization of this project:


  • Do I need to enable “1:1 NAT” and when yes, which impact does it have for the network?
  • What do I need to configure that the subnets can communicate with the servers?
  • Is it possible, that the « Administration PC » in the 192.168.0.0/24 network can access the subnet to remote administrating the servers (for example over RDP or another technology). When yes what do I have to configure? Static routes?
  • When I am considering implementing a VPN connection for each sub router, is this possible? Are there some issues with NAT?
  • Do you have any other tips for me?


I'm still learning the whole networking sphere and would be happy if you can help me out


Many, many thanks

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