The Ideal Network / Domain
I've recently taken over management of a fairly large school network (1000+ Users), having been here a year its become apparent that the current set-up has been cobbled together, the documentation is almost nonexistent and after a big infrastructure refresh in the summer (new core switches HP5400’s, 10Gig link, VLan implientation and new edge kit) the network is still slow and creaking.
So my plan is to re-build the entire domain, all on new hardware and start a fresh. So what I’m asking here is, if budget was no object and you wanted to create a new domain for 1000 users what would you do!
My idea so far:
2 x Domain Controllers (Running DHCP, DNS, etc)
1 x File server for staff
1 x File serve for students
Both sharing a SAN of disks
2 x Exchange Servers
1 x Back-up to disk server with LTO 4 Auto loader on
1 x Web Server
1 x Intranet Server
Now not all of these have to be physical machines, I can use VM’s!!
I throw the floor open to comments and suggestions....