How to set up a safe test environment?Locked
I would like to set up a safe test environment outside my general network but am not sure how to go ahead with it. I have access to the hardware (servers, switches, hubs, etc) but dont know where to begin after imaging them. Do I just assign these machines static IPs and connect them all to a switch? How do I configure the gateway? Do I need to configure a router/switch to do this? I want to test Nagios for use in our Dev lab so I dont have to manually check the disk space, etc on every machine every day like I do now. Any help, links, docs etc would be much appreciated.