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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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    Information Systems high unemployment?

    That's why you get a part time job in your expected field (in IT) in college. Going to college full time for a CIS degree while working at a subway or gas station part time for 4 years is a huge disservice to your career.
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    Information Systems high unemployment?

    This article is BS. The real problem is that recent grads come out of school with no experience and turn their nose up at helpdesk or other entry level jobs. They think because they sat in a chair for 4 years and covered some Java scripting, and a few classes on the difference between a switch...
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    re-visit network monitoring

    We have both ISE and Prime however I'm not super familiar with either one. From what I'm hearing in the office neither offer historical reporting and such which is important for the higher ups. What about SCOM?
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    re-visit network monitoring

    At my previous job we had solarwinds. It was nice, but pricey. And honestly we didn't use it to its full potential. We had the SL500 and only monitored about 100 network devices, about 80 servers, and 20 or so volumes. I'm now at a new organization that is substantially larger and we are...
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    Passwords expiring in the middle of the day

    jesus you people get all bent out of shape about this. They are NOT queryable. I wasn't even going to waste my time arguing with that idiot but you people don't seem to understand how this stuff works. The extension attribute that we use to store the last 4 of their SSN is flagged as...
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    Passwords expiring in the middle of the day

    :rolleyes: k thanks.
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    Passwords expiring in the middle of the day

    awesome. And let me know how exactly that's going to affect anything? When you call your cable company they ask for your social, when you call your power company they ask for your social. Trust me, a lot less qualified people are looking at your social or parts of it in other industries computer...
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    Passwords expiring in the middle of the day

    I work for a school. It's mostly to reset teachers passwords on the first day of school because they haven't been at work all summer and they all forgot them.
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    Passwords expiring in the middle of the day

    We store the last 4 of our users SS number in an extension attribute. When we do mass resets like this we typically will combine their last name and the last 4 of their social as their password. This way we can tell everyone what their password is, without anyone actually knowing each others...
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    How do I stop XP PCs from even logging into the network?

    Yes. Lookup WMI filtering for GPO's.
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    How do I stop XP PCs from even logging into the network?

    WMI filtering. easy. select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Version like "6.1%" and ProductType = "1" This is for Win7. Modify version to match XP
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    Who's going to Cisco Live 2014?

    Anyone else going?
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    Cisco 10G SFT port configuration

    It won't auto rename. It will however 'just work' interface ten3/1 switchport mode access switchport access vlan 4 etc, etc. A ten gig port will operate at 1 gig without any additional configuration.
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    multi-year multi-million infrastructure overhaul

    We have sprinkler systems at the schools per local fire code. It is not cost effective to put FM200 systems in the school MDF's because of the relativly low importance any one schools MDF plays in the overall capability of the network. However the district office is our central MDF for all...
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    How do you write network documentation?

    That's all visio brotha.
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    How do you write network documentation?

    LIKE THIS :D :D
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    wire duct for apc netshelter

    So you buy things from a vendor without having ever gone to a manufacturers website to do your own research? :confused:
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    wire duct for apc netshelter

    dude, have you even been to the APC website? They have over 15 different kinds of netshelters http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=301 You need to spend some time on that site and figure out what you have, and what accessories are compatible with your specific model. APC has some...
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    wire duct for apc netshelter

    Which netshelter do you have? APC makes some great wire management specifically for their racks. Are you looking for vertical or horizontal wire management.
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    Kickstarting a municipal WISP by selling hosting services

    I know. E-rate is for infrastructure. They don't pay for phones. However FYI a loophole you can use is that if you buy a qualifying intercom system they will pay for the handsets(phones) used for the intercom system. They won't be super nice cisco phones, but you might find something cool. I...
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    Kickstarting a municipal WISP by selling hosting services

    because you mentioned e-rate. And I guess good luck on this venture OP, but the entire thing sounds very shady. Schools are not businesses. The more you focus on this colo WISP project the less you're focusing on your teachers and your classrooms.
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    Kickstarting a municipal WISP by selling hosting services

    I'm going to stay quiet in this thread but I'll throw this out there OP. Tread lightly. USAC frowns upon what you're doing and if you submit for e-rate P2 service you have a very high probability that your application will be denied. I'm also curious what state you are in. Most districts are...
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    DHCP Pool Selection

    Vlan 5 at site 1 has IP range 10.1.5.x /24 Vlan 3 at site 4 has ip range 10.4.3.x /24 Your DHCP server at central office is 10.0.2.50 interface vlan x (at site x) ip helper-address 10.0.2.50 (assuming cisco switches) Then on the DHCP server just make a scope for each of those subnets.
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    Creating image for mass deployment

    :rolleyes: no he doesn't. You need WDS at the minimum. If you want to get crazy with it you can also learn WAIK and MDT. That is the route I recommend. taking things to the SCCM level for 30-40 machines is a waste of time and money. At a very high level: take your machine you want as your...
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    multi-year multi-million infrastructure overhaul

    I am in the Phoenix area. FYI I have accepted a new position at a different school district so we are hiring to replace me. Anyone looking to inherent this environment that you've seen and are at the network engineer level and in the phoenix area PM me and I'll provide the link to our job posting.
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