I am trying to purchase something to replace our Vyatta router that is running in a virtual machine on Hyper V (having the whole network go down when the host has to reboot is not convenient and I am getting the sense that this configuration may not be stable).
Most posts on this topic suggest using Linux/OpenBSD/FreeBSD/etc with some recommendations to use appliances from vendors for specific purposes like firewall and VPN.
We are a windows shop and it has been a stretch for us to make use of Vyatta but since it was free and straightforward to use we decided to use it. Now we need something that is easier for our team to (re)deploy and manage. I would rather purchase something windows based or an appliance that can do all of the following things:
- DHCP server (reservations, specified gateway, dns, etc)
- Static Routes that route traffic across three interfaces
- Easily Reproducible (Powershell script, Puppet, Chef, etc)
- Intuitive interface (Decent web interface would be fine but I don't want them to have to go to CLI)
Does any one have any recommendations on what I should be looking at that might meet our needs?