there is a bunch of servers connected to shared storage in a private LAN (10.x.x.x). this privateLAN is managed by a windows server (DHCP, DNS and directory services)
these hosts need to be from outside of the datacenter Eg. Remote desktop.
can the NIC2 on each of the hosts be connected to the other public LAN (compromising speed or security?
what are improtant considerations:
additional hardware? like switches?
currently available hardware : Dell Powerconnect 6224 switch .... planning this for storage network. software: windows 2003 server for DHCP, DNS, A/D ? would it be more flexible to use Linux distributions like IPCOP, Untangle etc?
all that I am looking for is good isolation between private and other networks, avoid DHCP, DNS, AD clashes.