I have decided to learn more about computer networking. I have always had a small network in my home. I first started to learn networking when I set up a Linux and BSD server back in the last century. I got a phone modem and connected to the Internet and set up my first web server. When I upgraded to an always on DSL connection I started to learn more about networking.
Today I setup my first VLAN on my home network using Meraki gear. I have a MX64 security appliance and a MS220-80 switch along with some wireless access points on my network. I am setting up some virtual servers so I decided to put them on a separate VLAN. The nice thing about the MX64 is that it allows me to set up VLANs and have a DHCP server for each VLAN.
I am going to set up a Microsoft server environment to keep up with the latest server technology. I will be setting up a SharePoint development environment and some ASP.net web servers. I will post more of my experiments here later.