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    Colo network design

    Create an LACP trunk to each device. create a VLAN for storage, a VLAN for VM traffic, and a VLAN for your management (can include IPMI in this same VLAN probably)
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    juniper firewall/vpn recommendations

    I deploy SRX100's everywhere. they're solid.
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    Who, besides Cisco, for enterprise access switches?

    +1 hate seeing sketchy non tier1 gear
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    My home network rebuild

    http://fastening-solutions.itwbuildex.com/viewitems/sammys-threaded-rod-anchors-1-2-/sammys-1-2-vertical-threaded-rod-anchor?
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    Who, besides Cisco, for enterprise access switches?

    I've used a bit of everything. Dislike brocade, avaya, nortel, and Dell. HP is good, but limited feature sets (mostly worked with 28xx, 29xx and zl chassis. CLI is very close to Cisco Juniper is my current favourite (disclaimer, I'm a Juniper partner, but also a Cisco Partner) I love...
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    Favorite Netflow Analyzer/Collector

    I've used flowviewer in the past and liked it, simple: http://sourceforge.net/projects/flowviewer/ plixer is also okay: http://www.plixer.com/Flowalyzer/flowalyzer.html
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    Upgrading fiber between buildings

    damn, that's gonna be an aweful lot of broadcast traffic...
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    Network pics thread

    nice! I know what you mean about the commit time, it's annoying waiting for my SRX240 cluster to commit, our config is getting rather large, and commit does take a while.
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    Network pics thread

    nice! how are you liking the QFX gear?
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    iSCSI over dvswitch, or hybrid?

    Curious what most people are doing in this scenario. I've got a few hosts with 4 1Gb NICs, currently have a DvSwitch with ports 0 and 1 for vm traffic, mgmt, and vmotion, and a standard vSwitch with port 2 and 3 for my iSCSI with the virtual initiators bound to physical ports as per the relevant...
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    Does this router exist?

    What is your budget? Does it need to be passively cooled?
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    re-visit network monitoring

    if orion/npm is too pricey, there is always ipmonitor (also from solarwinds). HP sitescope sucks. Zabbix is pretty cool, and cacti+thold works pretty well if you have the time to set it up. Lot's of love around here for nagios as well, but I don't use it personally.
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    Post Your Connection Speed

    Need to find a faster test server :/
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    Juniper switch for home use?

    I've switched to using nothing but Juniper in new deployments at work, mostly EX4200. We've got EX-2200's in our office though. They're good switches, and the CLI is the same across all product lines running JUNOS, so it's nice that the switches and firewalls have the same config setup.
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    Network pics thread

    yup, the EX4200 stack is LOUD, those are EX4200-48P's, with dual 930W PSU's, they move quite a bit of air.
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    Network pics thread

    They're R610's mostly, also an R410, P4100, 2x R200, and some R210's none of them are very quiet, but it doesn't really matter at the colo. The 12g series are much better, the R420 isn't bad, I deployed one of them in an office environment.
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    Network pics thread

    started racking some of my new gear today. EX4200 virtual chassis, and a few new vSphere hosts for the cluster. New SRX240H2's should get in tomorrow.
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    Network pics thread

    Currently leaning towards Control4, doing a few window coverings, all the lights, garage door, 5 zones of audio, and eventually when I finish my basement, I'll be building another dedicated home theater. Crestron is tempting, but like twice the cost of Control4 for a lot of stuff. That being...
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    Network pics thread

    Juniper network connect and junos pulse are pretty damn good, should have a look.
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    Network pics thread

    Took possession of my new house last week, started installing gear. Have a Juniper SRX, Ubiquiti APs, APC UPS, and a few other goodies to go in yet. Will also be rebuilding my home theater, and doing some home automation, so lots of work to do.
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    Network pics thread

    I really like JUNOS, have only deployed a few of the EX switches, but we'll be changing out our HP's for a stack of EX4200's in the colo fairly soon, and I've deployed dozens of the SRX series. They are a good value for your dollar, rock solid, and support has been pretty good. an SRX100 beats...
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    Network pics thread

    A few more pics: a small install i did a while back rolled out some juniper gear, replaces a whole bunch of sonicwall stuff.
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    Network pics thread

    bds1904: I pm'd you with some info Red: That's not my garage, just my companies warehouse space, my personal garage is actually larger than that, haha.
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    Dream list of tools to attain advantage in IT world (if can afford)

    I use the pro-3000 as well, it's nice having the clips for voice/fax troubleshooting. also, since I'm onto voice/fax a bit, nice to have one of these too: http://www.flukenetworks.com/datacom-cabling/installation-tools/TS-30-Series-Test-Sets
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    Network pics thread

    used to run a small on-prem datacenter, moved into a larger colo, all new gear, so the old stuff went into storage, I've been too busy to put it onto ebay.
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    Dream list of tools to attain advantage in IT world (if can afford)

    Yes, we do. I can't recall exactly how the policy breaks down, but I think we've got about $50,000 in coverage for tools/etc, and between 5-10 million in liability insurance.
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    Quality RJ-45 Plugs

    Leviton, and put boots on them if you find you often snag the tabs
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    Dream list of tools to attain advantage in IT world (if can afford)

    I have most of the hand tools mentioned, all fluke/klein, but I do it for a living. spending a few thousand on tools really isn't much. I wouldn't mind getting setup to do fiber, but we usually sub out on any large structured data cabling jobs. a good splice kit and OTDR is very pricey. add...
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    Network pics thread

    started cleaning up my garage a bit, bought a new house and moving an a couple months. This is some of my excess gear: sorry for image quality, taken with my iPotatoe
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    Firewall Recommendation

    for $2k mark you could get a Juniper SRX210, so long as you don't have OSX remote clients the dynamic ipsec VPN would work for you.
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    Official Red's server room thread

    needs an EPO and a wiring panel, also you should probably not have your fuses mounted to a 2x6, they get hot if they blow.
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    Network pics thread

    ouch! right in the power bill!
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    Need iSCSI switch

    Juniper EX4200, cross stack etherchannel
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    Need iSCSI switch

    what do you consider a high amount of traffic?
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    Official Red's server room thread

    yup, I contemplated it. I have a 100A ATS and an extra subpanel for it, along with all the wire, twistlock plugs etc. /usr/home PM me, don't want to highjack the thread, wasn't planning on doing a FS thread on here, I mostly sell the equipment through my company to other local IT providers.
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    Official Red's server room thread

    Pay for it and it's all yours, sitting in my Saskatoon warehouse right now. All of my gear is moving into colo, so I have piles of racks, servers, SANs and UPS's, pretty much everything to start a small datacenter.
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    Official Red's server room thread

    Wow, I've got a 15KVA liebert in my garage I would have sold you for a lot less than you've spent, haha
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    Network pics thread

    the IP550 handset is jsut my desk line, and there's an IP6000 for conference calls. I'm just using a hosted voip provider right now until I have my colo up, then probably going to play around with shoretel. I do have an asterisk box on my test server, but haven't had much time to get it...
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    Alternative to ladder rack for wires.

    you can get narrow sections of ladder rack (like 6" wide), and suspend the ladder rack from the drop ceiling with threaded rod. That would probably be the most "proper" way. Not sure I understand your aversion to using ladder rack.
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