Adding a second domain to existing network for testing.
This is my first post here so hi all!
I just completed a computing degree which didn't involve much networking (a bit of subnetting and basic Cisco router config) and now I am an IT Technician in a school where everything is about networking so I know I need to read up on all of this but for the time-being I have a query to put to you.
If I were to add a second domain to a network, for test purposes, with two test DCs but no additional DNS or DHCP servers would this work at all, and would it work without interfering with the existing network.
My thinking was that the extra DCs would go unnoticed by everything except the machines that I add to its domain. As for IPs I think I'll just put my test machines on reserved DHCP IPs as this network uses a forked VLAN which is way beyond my current understanding.
If you're wondering why I have the free reign to do these things despite my ignorance then please don't, it's complicated...
Lastly, if anyone knows of any good, books, guides or whatever for beginners regarding networking (VLAN, forked VLAN, subnetting etc) then please point me in the right direction.
Thanks for reading!
[EDIT: I have the distinct feeling that I'm about to be crushed by the knowledge of many scolding veteran networking nerds. Go easy on me. :frown: ]
Re: Adding a second domain to existing network for testing.
*breathes sharply through teeth like a plumber about to give an estimate*
Kidding!! It is doable but why not separate them completely for testing? That way if anything messes up, its not a big issue.