I will be setting up a, WebServer, FileServer, DBServer and an Active Directory server... this servers can be accessed by our remote workers and also a site-to-site configuration for our branches. I am planning to purchase an ASA 5505 firewall and a WS-C2960 24TT-L switch. pardon me for giving such little information since i'm new to systems/network administration field. I really appreciate it if you guys could guide me... Thank you.
You can easily do these WebServer, FileServer, DBServer.
You can't set up Active Directory server. LDAP is the option provided by eBox. Your server can act as a PDC (primary domain controller), however you can't use Group Policy that is AD specific.
What does this mean?
and also a site-to-site configuration for our branches
How many people will use this server? You need to consider this in terms or hardware.
What client OS will you be using? WinXP? - There have been some problems with Windows 7 and PDC, i don't know if everything is being worked out, you'll need to check the forums.
Why do you need the Cisco firewall? eBox has firewalling capabilities. You also have HTTP proxy if you need content filtering. If you need 1:1 NAT it's doable but not by default - you'll need to edit config files.