Sorry for the newbie question, but I’m just learning networking concepts - just enough to be dangerous, as the saying goes
I am setting up a server that has two NICs. I connect the NIC whose interface is eth0 directly to the router provided by my ISP, and connect the NIC whose interface is eth1 to a switch that all the clients also connect to. I configure the eth0 network to get its IP address and other information from DHCP (from the router). I then configure eth1 with a static IP address of 192.168.11.1, and configure DNS and DHCP to provide dynamic address information to the clients. Two questions:
Is NAT the standard way to enable the clients connected to the 192.168.11.0/24 network to connect to the internet?
Does UCS provide any facility for managing NAT? The only discussion of NAT that I found in the manual was in the section on the virtualization manager. Or, do I have to manage this manually from the command line? I’ve played around quite a bit with Zentyal, and it seems to do this automatically if you designate eth0 as an external interface and eth1 as an internal interface, but I haven’t yet found any indication whether or not UCS does this.
I would really appreciate any help. When I get this figured out, I plan to write a blog post helping out newbies like myself.