My Scenario: Balance 380 in drop-in-mode via WAN 1, all devices on LAN are receiving DHCP via the device in front of Balance WAN 1. WAN 2 is a Public Static via Comcast. There are around 70 fully hosted Polycom Soundpoint IP phones on this network along with everything else and again every device is receiving DHCP via VPN device sitting in front of WAN 1. I can’t enable PPTP to remote onto network so that I can remote into Polycom phones if I need to and not only that I am relying on the VPN device in front of WAN for my phones safety (If VPN Device goes down so do my phones, NOT Cool or efficient).
What I need to do: I am purchasing all brand new Gig, Managed, Poe switches for the entire network. I need to be able to create a VLAN just for my phones so that I can utilize sending all Phones over WAN 2 and creating a failover to WAN 1. Also so I can utilize the User Control Bandwidth Groups and guarantee a certain amount of bandwidth in every scenario to my phone subnet. I also need to be able to have a PPTP account so I can remote into phones and do whatever I need to do. Basically the Balance is worthless in this type of setup because I can’t: VLAN, PPTP, or use Bandwidth Control Groups, or setup failover. Hosted Phones need to be running through same ISP at one time for QOS. It not useless in the sense that it’s an amazing device that I only trust for hosted VoIP but you see what I am saying. What I am trying to do, has to be feasible somehow.