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  • Hello,
    Im trying to figure out if the servers that I have currently will suffice for our company.
    We have a 250MB Ethernet Line from our HQ to our Data Center, times 2 (we have 2 data centers). Each data center is connected to our HQ with a 250MB E-Line.
    Im also running a WIFI Connection. A DMZ Interface. A 100 MB Local Internet by XO.

    So, a total of 4 interfaces will be used for this Firewall.
    250MB x2 (Data Centers)
    100MB x2 (Internet)
    80MB x1 (WIFI usage)

    For that amount of data, would this server suffice?

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3489642
    I have the server already, just wanted to know if it will hold all that traffic?

    Processor
      Type:  Intel Xeon E5420 / 2.5 GHz
      Multi-Core Technology:  Quad-Core
      64-bit Computing:  Yes
      Installed Qty:  2
      Max Supported Qty:  2
    Cache Memory
      Type:  L2 cache
      Installed Size:  24 MB
      Cache Per Processor:  12 MB ( 2 x 6MB (6MB per core pair) )
    Mainboard
      Chipset Type:  Intel 5000P
      Data Bus Speed:  1333 MHz
    RAM
      Installed Size:  32 GB / 32 GB (max)
      Technology:  DDR2 SDRAM - Advanced ECC
      Memory Speed:  667 MHz
      Memory Specification Compliance:  PC2-5300
      Form Factor:  FB-DIMM 240-pin
      Features:  Memory Mirroring, fully buffered, Online Spare Memory
    Storage Controller
      Type:  1 x RAID - plug-in card - PCI Express x4
      Controller Interface Type:  Serial ATA-150 / SAS
      Storage Controller Name:  Smart Array P400i
      RAID Level:  RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
      Buffer Size:  256 MB

    Thanks for your help…


  • Netgate Administrator

    Depends what packages you're going to run and what total throughput you need. For just NAT/firewall you should have no problems though.

    Steve