Matt's Latest Project

madmatt

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A few months ago I lost my biggest client and a network that I built from ground up. It was like losing my first child. I've decided to create a thread for my latest project. Let's call it my new baby.

Infrastructure
Router: Linksys RVS4000 4-Port Gigabit Security Router
Switch: Linksys SD2008 8-Port Gigabit Switch
Wireless Access Point: Linksys WAP54GP Wireless-G Access Point

Server
Dell PowerEdge SC1430
CPU: Intel Xeon 5110 Processor (1.6GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 4MB Cache)
RAM: 2GB 533MHz Dual Ranked Fully Buffered DIMMs
HDD: 2X WD RE2 SATA (500GB, 3.0GBPS, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache)

Environment
OS: Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise (x64)
Other: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise, Microsoft Forefront Security

This should be fun.
 
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kcnychief

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Is this for you or for a client, and what's the desired end result?
 

madmatt

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This, when completed, will be my network.
 

Sazar

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Nice configuration :)

Do you have all the hardware already?
 

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I am installing Active Directory right now. I am probably going to end up reformatting and starting all over because this is likely a test run.

I am a perfectionist.
 

kcnychief

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That is a pretty sweet setup regarding hardware though, I'd like to see what becomes of it :D
 

madmatt

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Or you have OCD. :p
What gave it away?

After the server is up and running (including Exchange) and I have tested the domain I will be installing Vista on my production system.

Time for lunch.
 

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I'd recommend getting a SuperMicro chassis and the CPU, RAM and HDD's separately. The SM chassis use a lot less power than the Dells. The Dells just drink it down, power hungry beasts.
 

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Too late for that. I already purchased the hardware and upgraded the hard drives (I purchased those from Newegg).
 

celticfan11

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cisco router connected to netgear? why go such high end to such low end?
 

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I only wanted and needed a simple, unmanaged switch. A fellow engineer said he had great luck with this Netgear switch so I went with it. For $48.00 you can't go wrong. I can always upgrade later on.

What do you recommend?
 

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I only wanted and needed a simple, unmanaged switch. A fellow engineer said he had great luck with this Netgear switch so I went with it. For $48.00 you can't go wrong. I can always upgrade later on.

What do you recommend?

how many ports do you need
 

madmatt

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Eight ports is more than enough.
 

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Nice. Let me know what your experiences are with Exchange 2007. :)

My current Exchange 2003 server is not a 64-bit box, so it might be a while before I build a new machine that's capable of running 2007.
 

madmatt

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For those of you who don't know why NR has that problem: Exchange 2007 is 64-bit only.
 

celticfan11

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ah then i guess ur netgear will do fine. Just have never anything good about netgear. only bad.
 

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I've never had a problem with my netgear equipment.

Now my linksys experience is a whole other story :)

D-link has been pretty good but a coupla bad experiences sour the deal.

To each their own. If this switch works for his needs, Matt's good to go ;)
 

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Wow...... That went so far over my head it was barely visible... :) But all those highclass words and numbers sound impressive.. :D Hope it works out as you planned! Good luck.
 

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i love netgear, well priced and dependable.
 

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