I am wondering if I need to buy a switch which is managed (VLAN support) for my configuration, or will a cheaper unmanaged switch work?
I have servers with two NICS each. The first NIC is public and the second NIC is private. The router will plug into the switch port 1 let's say (public). Then server 1 public plugs into port 2 on the switch, and sever 1 private plugs into port 3 on the switch. The public interface is: 192.168.X.X / 255.255.0.0 and the private interface is 10.0.X.X / 255.255.0.0.
So looks like:
** SWITCH ** Port Device Network 1 Router/Firewall 192.168.X.X 2 Server 1 Public 192.168.X.X 3 Server 1 Private 10.0.X.X 4 Server 2 Public 192.168.X.X 5 Server 2 Private 10.0.X.X 6 Server 3 Public 192.168.X.X 7 Server 3 Private 10.0.X.X