I have a small lab datacenter at home, with 1 iSCSI server and 3 VMware ESXi 5.1 hosts. I run some windows servers and a few linux servers.
And a couple of years ago I bought a Cisco SB RV082 Dual VPN Router and a Netgear smart switch to be able to have more segmentantion and managability on my network and VMs. I was really happy with the Cisco router, because of the stability and functionality.
But after a while I wanted to learn VLAN and vlan tagging, and found out that I wanted to create interfaces for the different vlans. I installed the pfSense open source firewall, to be able to create these VLANs with tagging from the firewall and across switches/esxi hosts. The pfSense was installed as a VM on one of the vSphere hosts, and that became a headache if something happened to the host. So I've decided to switch back to the Cisco SB RV082.
So here's my question:
Is it possible to still have all these VLANs I've created on the switches, and on the ESXi Hosts when I swap to the Cisco router? Even if the Cisco only support port based VLAN, this should not be a problem? Because of the Multiple subnet feature? These VLANs will have Internet access and should not have access to each other. Only the primary network/management network should have access to the vlans.
Let's say my primary network is 192.168.1.X and I have 5 vlans with IP 192.168.2.X, ..3.X, ..4.X etc. To be able to use these VLANs across all the devices, do I need to assign each VLAN on the Cisco to a specific port? Meaning that I will have 5 cables from the Cisco to the switch?
I will probably have a domain controller with DHCP and DNS on a few of the VLANs I create. So DHCP for the different VLANs will be created like that, and will not be required from the firewall (which RV082 does not support?)
In my head, this text/topic makes sense. But I'm not entirely sure if you guys understand what I mean or want to accomplish here. So do not hesitate to ask :-)
Thanks in advance.