Setup server locally but be ready for remove VPN connected location
Probably in the wrong place but here goes anyway.
I'm moving into a workshop as part of my business plan but want to put together the following setup.
- ML115 ESXi server with:
-> Win Servers as Guest OS for main AD, DFS file server, etc...
-> guest OS (already on) with Smoothwall to provide VPN connection with Workshop/Remote
- Additional ESXi server with:
-> Single WinServer Guest OS with branch/local AD, file server for workshop
-> guest OS with smoothwall providing the other side of VPN connection back to base
The reason for this sort of setup are as follow:
- I've got a lot of data sitting around that I'll need access to
- Local DFS/server makes for greater speed of access
- Having the two locations sync'd over DFS resolves the issue of data backup in case of theft, etc..
The only hiccup is that the business center the unit is part of, has a rather expensive internet/broadband package with high data transfer rates and caps so I'd like to get the Workshop server setup in advance and synch'd to the domain and DFS system over the LAN before I install it at the workshop.
Hopefully this would mean that the sync from that point on would involve minimal data transfer.
Anyway... the problem I forsee with all of this is that the two ends of the VPN need to be on different IP ranges (or at least I think they do?) to successfully connect so that would make it difficult to join the AD to the local domain and then move it to the next one... I'm not sure how to go about all of this..
Any suggestions? As always, thanks in advance.