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3 weeks ago

Yea, not totally necessary, for sure, but a few thoughts.

 

I run several VLANs, the busiest is the Security Cameras, but WiFi, Guest network, VM servers, their SAN, IOT, etc.  With UBNT all inter-VLAN traffic has to go up to the router, and I wanted IPS/IDS since I run all of my own services (email, wiki, private cloud, web, Plex, etc.) so I wanted to be able to utilize the 1G link fully with IPS, and be able to quickly stream very large files across the local network as I build out my Plex library.  Plus I do ICS Cyber Security at work and wanted to solidify some of the concepts (thus some of the VM stacking, etc.).