I have a small network. 2 dell hosts with 500gb ram each, one disk shelf connected in DAC 25gb/s mode to the servers. Servers connected 2x10Gb/s. Max 20 VMs 1x FG 100F 3-4x NAS each 1GB/s and about 80 users per LAN. 2-3 VLANS.
Currently, servers and all other network devices, as well as other switches in the company, are connected to two main switches (HA), which are further connected to the FG. Soon I have to replace the above-mentioned main switches and I wonder if with such a small network and number of devices, I could connect most of the critical devices, e.g. servers and NAS directly to FG. Buy one instead of 2 switches.
What could be the disadvantages of such a solution, not counting a single point of failure, which is present in the current situation anyway. (I have insurance for FG and SLA unavailability time which I am able to accept) Won't the FG be too heavy in such an environment?
My current switches are Dell 5548.
FG 100F has more then 12x 1GB and few 10GB ports...
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