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    Building a NOC

    I've had the opposite experience. I've actually had 6 different tickets that I've opened with Solarwinds in the past 2 weeks and all but 1 has been resolved. The 6th one is a display bug that we're trying to determine where it's coming from since an SNMP walk shows us the correct characters, but...
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    Building a NOC

    working on it :) construction starts in about 6 weeks.
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    multi-year multi-million infrastructure overhaul

    Network Supervisor. Although that will probably change soon. My team originally consisted of just the network team, however the Server and Infrastructure teams have been moved under me recently so who knows.
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    cheap environmental monitoring for IDF's

    I agree. I'm looking very closely at the device from serverscheck. They also integrate with Solarwinds which is awesome. I think I'm going to get 1 or 2 of their devices into the office for testing.
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    cheap environmental monitoring for IDF's

    found some interesting devices. anyone used any of these before? $237 - http://www.serverscheck.com/sensors/ $145 - http://avtech.com/Products/Environment_Monitors/Room_Alert_3E.htm $300 - http://www.hw-group.com/products/HWg-STE/STE_poe_web_thermometer_en.html
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    cheap environmental monitoring for IDF's

    I'm looking for a device that has the following features. RJ45 plug in to a PoE enabled switch and it will automatically power up. it will get an IP address via DHCP (and ideally has a little web server built into it but this is optional) can be monitored with SNMP (required) monitors...
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    multi-year multi-million infrastructure overhaul

    thank you. :D I taught myself. The certs I've gotten along the way are to have something on paper (other than experience) to show for all my knowledge. -------------------------- As promised, my new stuff: http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1040904057&postcount=12243
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    Network pics thread

    my new toys
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    multi-year multi-million infrastructure overhaul

    I'll post some more pics of datacenter1 (pictured above) when I get back into work on Monday. It's a bit messy right now because the techs are using it as a staging area for a few thousand laptops that have come in. It's the only storage area not full right now. I know some of my engineers just...
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    multi-year multi-million infrastructure overhaul

    It is indeed a public school district. I only operate in the public sector K-12 space. What you are seeing is an EMC VNX and a Nimble SAN. (2) UCS chassis, multiple UCS C series servers that we're migrating workloads to the blades. Also harder to see are redundant ASR 9K's, redundant Nexus...
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    multi-year multi-million infrastructure overhaul

    it's not. trust me. We're installing our 40GbE cards to upgrade our ASR 9K's next week.
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    multi-year multi-million infrastructure overhaul

    So for anyone interested I've moved on to a new school district. Here is my new baby. :D
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    Information Systems high unemployment?

    I do too. That is why if one of my technicians is giving off 'creepy' vibes to other departments that's something we need to address. Technical problems I can fix with more training (usually). But if you're 33, still live at home and have your mother make you ham sandwiches with the crust cut...
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    Information Systems high unemployment?

    Really what they have is poor 'people' skills. I've interviewed my fair share of engineers and technicians and we typically always try and have at least 1 female as part of the interview committee because often times they get a 'creepy' vibe from some of these guys. We've ignored those vibes in...
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