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Server farm with juniper fw?

Server farm with juniper fw?

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Hi all,

I had a question regarding a good design for a server farm. I have some juniper firewalls that I want to place before the TOR switches. These are juniper isg1000 currently only fitted with 1gb nic. There are 2 fw for redundancy.My TOR switches are all 10gb interfaces (about 10 interfaces) and i have 2 switches. SO i decided to stack them so that I can do away with SPT. This is the first time trying to work on my server farm. So the problem I have is this. What considerations should I take when connecting my TOR sw to the firewalls? If my servers and tor switches are all 10gb connections and my firewalls with only 1gb, do I have to upgrade my firewalls to 10gb int as to not cause a bottle neck? Ive attached a picture for better clarification.

Is there a better design you would recommend in this regards?

Thank you

RE: Server farm with juniper fw?

Looking at the specs of the ISG1000, it has a max of 2Gbps of firewall throughput which will essentially cut your 10gig network down to a really fast 1Gig network even if you fitted it with 10gig interfaces. SRX1400 is going to be the minimum that you want to put in front of your servers as it has 10gig of raw firewall throughput. Is your server farm capable of even generating 10Gbps of traffic? Do you have a large VMware cluster or other *nix boxes? How many clients do you have communicating with the servers?

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