We are going to buy a Dell R630 for running Palo Alto VM100.
As this box has only a few standard broadcom interfaces on board, which NIC card would you recommend to more network ports.
4 Gigabit ethernet ports is sufficient in our case.
Some people claim that intel based NICs are not recommended?
Any advice is appreciated.
You wont get a full 8 since 1 has to be the Management interface. As forthe NIC card, I would use what ever the Hypervisor you plan on using will support. Also do you think a VM-100 is large enough capacity?
For the time being it's enough, as I'm doing a PoC for the customers, not everything is behind the firewall yet.
But since the device already failed twice during the PoC, I currently look a bit like an idiot with a bad product.
Hence my question if there was any preferred/recommended hardware, but avoid any potential issues in that domain.
Well cost is obviously always a reason, nevertheless a box is also a server in the end.
And after cycling through a few other brands, I can't say the hardware appliances are always that much more trustworthy :)
I hear ya on the bad luck. However I have only had one PAN hardware fail on me in the past 8 years and that has been my lab PA-200. I would honeslty recomment like a PA-3220. Mainly because thats all it is and its a less complicated setup, e.g. no hypervisor or additional hardware. PAN's are pretty good especially their upper end models. Why not put them into A/P HA? THis way if one fails not everything goes down?
Certainly something to consider once I can convince the customers :)
I'm not going to make that investment without knowing it actually works. Since I have stacks of servers anyways, the VM was the quickest en most cost efficient solution.
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