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    Remotely reboot router without internet connection

    Nice, I knew there had to be something like that. Any recommendations?
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    Remotely reboot router without internet connection

    One of my clients has a variety of smaller sites that have a need to reboot a locked router from time to time. Is there any type of device I can place out there to be able to reboot say a Cisco 2800 series when internet is up but the router is locked?
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    Powerline adapter stops / Need alternative

    How do those MoCa adapters work? I have coax distro to every room in my house but no cat5/6. I'd love to be able to drop some of these around and get some of my devices off of wireless
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    My new setup

    Great looking setup. What TV Stand is that?
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    Network pics thread

    I'd like to hear your thoughts on the UCS-B, we're looking at getting a chassis or two
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    Implementing VDI

    Wow, I appreciate all the info from everyone here and will keeping reading over this. Regarding the zero client use case. I've read a reference architectures from VMWare that seem to put us in there, here is an outline of what we have now: Type of desktop would be: -80% of users would be...
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    Implementing VDI

    You're talking to the helpdesk support (along with the one part time staffer), phone tech, jr network/server/storage admin, application specialist, and chief broscientist.
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    Implementing VDI

    We do have a vSphere deployment on 3 Dell hosts on Equallogic PS4000 for storage running ~25 Server VMs. We could probably make some storage space to play with but do not have processing or memory overhead currently. We'd be looking at minimum 1 full Cisco UCS blade chassis and a NetApp FS3220...
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    Implementing VDI

    Those are some good basics there, I try to make sure I stick to that, but its always good to see. I actually an employee of the company, this is not a consulting-client relationship. A lot of my concern comes from not only the rollout, but the upkeep. Is it even possible that two people can...
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    Implementing VDI

    Ive been tasked with planning and overseeing a VDI project for our organization. The scope of this includes replacing 90% of existing computers (~400) with zero clients and adding all server/san infrastructure (no existing infrastructure for VDI, only for server virtualization at this time) . We...
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    Network Switch Replacement Suggestions (7 of them)

    I can't comment much on HP Procurve performance other than I am yet to be disappointed. I can speak to their warranty. I'm impressed almost every time I have to deal with it. All their software updates are free to download, and dont require any registration. My current job has about 5-6 old...
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    Replacing Domain controller with something more lightweight

    Correct, its a 10MB WAN connection from our router at the main site to the one switch at that remote site.
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    Replacing Domain controller with something more lightweight

    Thanks for the recommendations. I think our existing HP switch does DHCP too. I'll look into that possibility.
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    Replacing Domain controller with something more lightweight

    I should've expressed this better but we will be removing the existing server and am looking for options in replacement. Id rather not have to buy a brand new server just to run server core, if I don't have to
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    Replacing Domain controller with something more lightweight

    We have a remote site with ~5 users, 4 IP phones and a network printer. Right now we have an old Win2003 box serving as the DC for that site. It is connected back to us via 10MB layer 3 routing on a HP 5500G-EL switch. This windows server is getting quite old and I'd like to avoid the expense of...
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    Differences between two models of Cisco 3850 switches

    So unless I'm reading that data sheet wrong on Cisco's site, it looks like I'll need 2x1100w if I want to have POE+ ability?
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    Differences between two models of Cisco 3850 switches

    We are looking at doing 6 stacks of 2 switches and 2 stacks of 3 switches.
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    Differences between two models of Cisco 3850 switches

    We are looking at doing some switch replacement. These switches will be in for ~7 years.We need POE for a VOIP phone system, and 10gb uplinks back to the core. We want to have the ability to go POE+ in the future. We were quoted from our vendor for: WS-C3850-48P-S with 2x715w Power supplies...
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    Roaming profile back to local

    Thanks for documenting this. i'm looking to do this too. We have ~90 users still with roaming profiles with all the rest utilizing home directories. We are going to transition their roaming profile to local.
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    Chassis switches vs stacked switches

    I'm guessing the follow-up to this discussion is how do you make your chassis switches cabling look pretty? I've looked in the networking gallery but most of the chassis switches there only had a blade or 2 in them. I'm talking a 7-10-blade switch that is able to have a a cable easily swapped.
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    Chassis switches vs stacked switches

    Wow great responses. Thats what I figured with the chassis switches being superior in most ways. I'll watch that panduit video, hopefully get some good ideas.
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    Chassis switches vs stacked switches

    Is there an advantage to having chassis switches such as a 4510, vs having stacked switches? We are looking at a closet that will need ~500 patch connections. Our Cisco partner recommends two 4510R switches. We currently have two older 3COM 7700. Our biggest qualm with the chassis switches is...
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    Suggestions for cloud/ hosted telephone system

    I've used ringcentral before with pretty good success.
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    IT Resume Thread

    if i knew anything about japanese culture, specifically in Okinawa, I'd help. Alas, I live in NJ.
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    Nobody worried about "Flame"?

    i'm prepared, no issues here.
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    IT Resume Thread

    But I AM rad as fuck with AD! Seriously, thanks for the advice man.
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    IT Resume Thread

    Took some advice made some serious modifications: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m_68QcxDmve7szBQbjtBxX3VqtytfbXFmLmPiFrS1E0/edit thoughts? PS. I always get a block when writing cover letters. Whats too much, whats too little...
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    pfsense on used rack server?

    Those prices seem like pretty good deals to me, Other than costing a ton in power
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    IT Resume Thread

    Hey guys, I used some of the tips in this thread when I graduated college and I'm starting to look again. The position I'm in (~2 years) is my first post-college job and its starting to become apparent I don't have vertical growth. Its a small company and I'm a one man show and have been for my...
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    Silent/quiet 24 port L2 managed switch?

    V or E series HP ProCurve. I've got an 1800 and a 1910 and nothing but positive things to say about them
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    IT contractor hourly rate

    We're looking at bringing in another staff member from an outside support firm for one day of support per week. He'd be picking up the extra tech support issues we get. Mostly a Microsoft domain, nothing out of the ordinary. Whats a fair hourly rate?
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    Blackberry ID's for a business

    I've got a dozen Blackberry torch 9810's coming in for my users and they all seem to require a blackberry ID to setup email. I'm trying setup with a BES server. Is there a way to just have one Blackberry ID, or any kind of central management for those logins? Any tips?
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    Official Deus Ex: Human Revolution thread

    in like Flynn on this. Only got to play about 30 minutes last night but its already taking me back to Deus Ex days.
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    Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer

    a L4D style Aliens game would be amazing.
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    Managing iphones

    Absolutely, Thats my reasoning behind a management platform. We've got blackberry devices now. Heres my issue: RIM just had a large layoff, There last 2-3 product release generations have been stale and quite aways behind the competition. I don't want to give my users and have to manage...
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    Managing iphones

    We were looking at mobileIron, but frankly, the quote I got was a bit crazy. We'll have around 10 iphones and would like to have some way to lock them down. Our VP is worried about the users using them for games/freeforall time wasters. We aren't running any mobile enterprise apps yet(except...
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    Brands - Who Do You Use At Work?

    Chemical Manufacturer Servers: Dell Switches: HP E or V series Routers/Firewalls/VPN: Sonicwall Workstation: Old Machines were Dells, newest purchase were Acer Veriton AiO system for the lighter users Laptops: Dell Latitude
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    Small Bookshelves

    Great responses guys. Thanks a lot. Wish we had a rep system here. You'd all be getting greens!
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    Small Bookshelves

    http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=126730 Its a modded radioshack accurian amp (which is a rebadged ST&T imicro 84) I didn't get rid of the Energy Micro's, just used them on my HT
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    Small Bookshelves

    I agree those aren't really small bookshelf speakers. Before this I had these satellites http://www.energy-speakers.com/na-en/products/rc-micro-overview/
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