Both required a good initial configuration, but when "issues" occurs like link flaps or ISP outage (when MPLS fails), Dynamic may affect Router performance (CPU, Memory, etc).
Using Dynamic Routing; if you have no backup link or you dont have a proper failover configuration with correct threshold, the network updates will cause router performance degradation. It constantly will try to reach destination via default gateway.
Using Static Routing; If you have not a recovery plan or a back door to enter the remote router, you will have zero access to that device until link or issue is restored. Packets will be forwarded to a dead route.
For both, Initial design and configuration is the Key, when issues happens troubleshooting is a nightmare when things are not well done.
That's mostly true. But Cisco considers it real Cisco and it shows their view of themselves. And that, I always think, is important. Cisco doesn't seem themselves as an enterprise player. And I've been in sales meetings with Cisco and that definitely comes through when talking to them.
That's not what I got from my sales conversations with them. They were very explicit about real Cisco and the lesser sub-brands.
Having been at two huge banks that were burned by being willing to use UCS, Cisco and enterprise are two words I never put together. From networking to phones to servers, Cisco is consistently overpriced and underperforming.
I absolutely loved UCS, even wrote the original oVirt/RHV plugin for the VMFEX cards. They were ahead of their time with those boxes, but the cloud pretty much killed everything really cool and advanced about HW
We DID find last night that one machine had updated to a different version than the other. But the other is months behind but refuses to recognize that an update exists. Untangle claims updates are delayed to reduce server load and there is no option to control versions (basically... this is in no way a business product.)
There is always a way to force the updates, I bet this are actual old workstations or servers with Untangle, otherwise they would have been in version 14.1... This is not way configured the same for updates on both devices..
Don't think so, looking at the hardware they looked like store bought Untangle commercial devices.
The reason we went with Fortigate over an Edge router, is that the Edge router couldn't do the IPsec bandwidth we were trying to hit. But mine is an NGFW with UTM bundled in. Could there been some other product that I dont know of that would have been better in our case?
ER and ERPro are so much more powerful. The ER Pro has 2x the CPU power, and 4x the RAM. We'd expect it to be able to saturate your lines no problem. Of course that is "expect", but based on the ERL speeds, and that they run the same code, there is little doubt that it can push IPSec over 1Gig speeds.
You may not have LoS to the building from your current location but I had a similar issue with a client and we were able to negotiate with the property management of a nearby apartment building that did have LoS. My client rents access to the building roof where we installed fiber internet access and a Poit-to-Point network. There's about 2km between the PtP devices and we managed to get about 175Mbps speeds using Ubiquiti gear. Would that be an option you could investigate? Easy to setup VPN between locations at that time.
We run a SonicWall NSA 3600 where I work and I am staring to look into upgrading to the new 6.5 firmware (184.108.40.206-8n). I have heard of some issues with the last two updates, and wanted to get more input if anyone has any to give..
I am not, I am using the 6.2.9 on the production Sonicwalls we have. I would recommend to test it out if possible.
Unfortunately I can't realistically test it out. Even if I had an extra, non-production unit, I doubt I could effectively detect issues since production factors would not be present enough to fully test. I suppose I could just always roll back if necessary... but I think I will probably be waiting a few more releases.. that or just move to a different UTM all together..
I've been using an ERL at home for a while and have them deployed at several business. Zero complaints and I recommend them all the time.
I wish I could use it at home. I'm on Bell Canada ftth and they use a different vlan for iptv and internet. All of the online guides I've seen haven't been able to get me to use my ERL and Bell won't give up which VLANs they use.
No one hasd figured this information out yet?
Sadly not yet, at least not that my Google-fu has allowed me to find.
I am a bit amazed because it should only take a mirrored switch port and wireshark to find VLAN tags.
This was my thinking as I was reading the posts. This is /should be pretty easy to figure out.