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Network Management involves issues that are independent of specific hardware or software, including email policies, upgrade planning, backup scheduling and working with managed service providers for Desktop-As-A-Service (DaaS), Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) and the like through the use of tools, coupled with manufacturer standards, best practice guidelines, policies and procedures plus all other relevant documentation. Network management also includes monitoring, alerting and reporting, management reporting, planning for device or service updates, the backup of configurations, the setting of key performance indicators and measures (KPIs/KPMs), associated service level agreements and problem records as part of the IT Service Management (ITSM) framework.

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Hello, I'm looking for recommendations on a RMM or UEM solution for my company. There are approx. 30 PCs and 100 mobile devices. I'm looking for a solution that offers as much as possible of following:
Patch management, remote access/management, anti-virus, asset management, mobile device management, software repository, reporting, scripting, capacity monitoring, and OS deployment.

Thanks in advance
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I have been tasked with upgrading a component on SIMS that I believe syncs data to a third party website ParentPay. Being quite new in the education aspect of IT I have not had much dealings with SIMS itself apart from restarting SQL instances when SIMS is down.

I am just wondering if anybody has any insight on this? Capita makes it difficult to find any technical guides or my researching skills are not the same anymore :).

I would like to know if the MIS:Sync is likely to be installed on the MIS / SIMS server or do I need to look anywhere else? Do I have to upgrade any components on any clients? I can see a guide explaining how to link MIS:Sync to the ParentPay website but is any configuration necessary.

I could of totally misunderstood how MIS:Sync, & SIMS & ParentPay work but it would be great for some insight all the same.

If any of you require any more information I am happy to help the best I can.

Thanks in advance,
Antony
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getting errors from my Cisco 2504 Wireless Lan controller syslog

MYWLC: *Dot1x_NW_MsgTask_2: 1x_ptsm.c:730 Client MAC Address may be using an incorrect PSK

i have been noticing some dropped connections lately so i decided to setup syslog and seeing hundreds of these errors
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hosting a Fortnite competition on ipads - what can i do to remove lagging/ latency issues

everyone will be on ipads and my bandwidth is 200 MB dedicated, its a small competition in our company, is there a QOS setting i can apply or any other suggestions

maybe there is a gaming port i need to open on the firewall
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We have an internal application, whereby users are required to reset their passwords every 90 days. The application has its own security & accounts, and does not integrate with our AD domain in any way. The system itself stores fairly personal client records. If a user does not access the application in a period of time, the administrators do not seem very effective in disabling the users account which is what should happen (they are expected to manually review all active accounts every 8 weeks and disable any stale accounts, and query them with their line manager to determine if access is still appropriate or not), this what should happen – but a recent audit has identified this does not appear to be the case or working effectively.  

The application itself does not work in the same way as say Active Directory, as if a users password has expired (every 90 days is the current setting), the application does not simply prompt them to set a new password and then access can be achieved again, the administrator would have to reset the users password before access could be achieved. The admins are of the view that this is sufficient, e.g. if they have a list of 10 accounts who have not logged into the system in over 365 days, it doesn't really matter that they haven't disabled their accounts, as they cannot gain access to the data as their passwords will have expired. I am not overly comfortable with this approach, but I am struggling to find any real reasoning to counter their …
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Hi,

I am looking for a backup and restore (Disaster recovery ) solution for my servers. I have 2 cluster SQL servers, application server, and 4 domain servers. I found many solutions like solar wind, Zetta , MozyPro, CrashPlan...etc. My data size almost 2T. I really need help with this. Can you help me or suggest good backup solution with affordable price?

Thanks
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First Question.

Ages ago I had two switches given to me: a Cisco 2950 and a 3Com SuperStack 3 3C16592B.  And they've been sitting tossed aside for a long time.  I'm now in the process of decluttering and one has to go.  Which one and why?

Second Question

Now I'm a total noobie when it comes to these switches.  If I remove all passwords and take these machines back to factory or default they can be used as dumb switches, that is, I can plug anything into them and they'll function perfectly normally, getting their IP addresses from my home router?  I've just started playing with the Cisco and examining how it has been configured (shudder VLANs everywhere etc etc etc) so I'd like something simple to start off with before I venture into unknown areas.
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Hello everyone.
I have a INSIGHTPOWER UPS (aka Delta UPS) and I configured the snmp at UPS webportal with community 'deltaups' (without quotes) Digging on the internet i have finded this OID to the UPS:

.1.3.6.1.4.1.2254.2.4

With a gui named "SNMP Tools" i have the same OID:

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The UPS is discovered fine in opsmgr 2016:

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The same OID in discovered network device:

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The SNMP Service and SNMP TRAP service are both disabled.

In opsmgr i've created a new group with the UPS, when i create a new monitor and put the OID i receive this message:

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i've tested ".1.3.6.1.4.1.2254.2.4", "1.3.6.1.4.1.2254.2.4","OID.1.3.6.1.4.1.2254.2.4","OMG.1.3.6.1.4.1.2254.2.4", LMAO.1.3.6.1.4.1.2254.2.4"... and nothing works.

What i missing? The ports is open.
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I have been doing some analysis of which users use certain applications (these are business apps which record customer data), vs which users get the client software distributed to their machines of Citrix xenapp sessions. I have found numerous mismatches, e.g. people who dont even have accounts in certain business apps get the client software pused out to their laptops or citrix XA desktops. I am trying to put a case to the team who look after SCCM, Citrix and software distribution in general that this is bad practice, but there view is that its not much of a big deal, its just a piece of software on their laptops or Citrix desktop that they will never use. Can you think of any other useful reasons why distributing the client APP for systems that users will never use (as they don't even have accounts) is a bad idea/risks/issues that this causes.anything to add to my case to make them take note most welcome.
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CAT6A or CAT6?

The client is building a 100K square feet new manufacturing facility that potentially may have 500+ network cable runs - data, voice, WiFi APs, security cameras, etc. This new facility will be ready to occupy in less than a year.
The cost of deploying CAT6A can be 2.5x or 3x more expensive than CAT6, which is about $20K~30K more.
Does the cost justify the future proof of 10GB?
If you were me, will you propose CAT6A or CAT6? And importantly, the reasoning to convince the client?

Thanks!

PS - all the network devices (Servers, PCs, network switches, etc) that will be moved to the new facility will be 1GB
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Hi

I have a network with a Layer2 link back to a datacentre which provides our internet connection, we have no firewall onsite at present but looking to install one.

We have ordered an internet connection on premise.

We want to keep our Layer 2 connection and make use of it somehow.

We want to use the new internet connection on-premise and a firewall to route the internet. What's the best way to do this?
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Hi Experts,

I am able to access the call manager in our organization, I have a phone device and I can see it under Device --> Phone but I want to know how an anolog phone with DID phone number  will connect to call manager using internal extension usually using the last 4 digits as internal ext,

If the product Type Tye says : Analog Phone , does that mean it is a analog phone.
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Allow multiple users to login and use the same application at the same time.
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Hi

I'm moving layer 3 routing from an old core switch to a new core stack we've just purchased.

The stack has been configured with trunks and has access to the network.

The old core will not be removed just the routing will be removed from it.

At the moment the old core has links to different sites

My question is when the routing has been moved over, will I need to move cables over from the old core to the new?

Thanks
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Dear Experts,

I am at a client location today and they have a local server that will be accessing different sites with various ports. The client has ASA firewall and Cisco Firepower my question is do I add the access rules in Firepower or directly in ASA?

I am always not sure and the client has no preference.

Please let me know from your experience how to tackle this .

Thanks,
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Riverbed SteelHead configuration Issues - as Luns are degraded due space made full by multiple snapshots

I am new to Riverbed support
Here is Config i have
Appliance Details
Model:      EX1260 (EX1260VH_4)-Revision-A
SteelHead EX:      4.1.0 #8 x86_64
RiOS:      9.1.0-ex #8 x86_64
Storage Edge:      4.1.0 #8 x86_64

Would need experts help to fix below given errors..
Blockstore
ACTION REQUIRED: Free space on the cache disk is low. Please make sure your WAN link is up and the commit rate is more than the write rate. If free space falls further, Edge will begin deactivating LUNs. ;
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED: Deactivating LUNs: Free space on the cache disk is very low. High-traffic LUNs have been deactivated to prevent service disruption. Please make sure your WAN link is up and the commit rate is more than the write rate.
Degraded


Link state -disabled
Optimization Service - Internal Error      Critical
Snapshot
Error committing a snap to SteelFusion Core due to: Resource temporarily unavailable-Degraded
SteelFusion Core
Connection between SteelFusion Edge and SteelFusion Core for one or more LUNs is down
Please see the SteelFusion Edge Storage page.
-Degraded
Uncommitted Edge Data      Degraded

Storage team increased space @LUN end which is not increased actually as not reaching to riverbed steelhead because they can see
ISCSI Server port for both riverbed appliances is down

Please help to make it up  so that space can be increased @datastore end too

Thanks
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1.pngso all of a sudden some emails stop flowing and my connector is not validating, been setup for years and we did not change any server or network settings

i have Office 365 and a hybrid server - exchange 2010

the emails that are failing are coming from my mercury server and flows thru my exchange to office 365. i have contacted microsoft support but they are saying its an internal issue.
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Hello Experts,

I have 2 sites connected via OSPF neighbor relationship using MPLS  and I also have direct connect between the two sites. I had issue with the point to point connection and I removed the static routes between the two sites and OSPF was able to pick the routes again.

Now my Point - to - point connection is up again and I added the static routes but the issue I have now is that the traffic is still going through the ospf and not using the point-to-point path.

How can I make sure the path is reverting back to the point-to-point path, I thought by adding the static path it would pick it up again.

Thanks,
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I'm currently using a /22 address space, 192.168.100.x with a flat network, everything in one vlan. I know that's not good, so I want to change it.   We will be moving to a new facility in about 6 months, a bigger building with 3 floors, currently we have 1 floor.  There will be different buildings, so I'm debating about having two separate internet circuits for each building, or if I should just have both buildings under one internet circuit. The 2nd building is a church, so I'm thinking it might be wiser to have two different physical networks, for security.

I've done some research online, but wanted to see what is best practice when creating vlans?  Do I create vlans by department, or by security boundaries, etc...  I'm still trying to figure that out.  Plus, I think it might be best to configure my existing network with all the vlans that I want to create for the new facility, so I don't want to try to completely reconfigure my network during the move, as it would be a nightmare, right?

I have about 90 computers (PCs and Macs), 80 VoIP phones, 28 servers, 13 APs,  15 network printers,  at least 75 or so smartphones/laptops/tablets on the network in any given day.
I currently

Any input would be greatly appreciated
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What's handiest way to leave a Windows 10 PC connected to my Ethernet Network (DHCP),
but totally disconnected from the internet?
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Hello Experts,

I have these SIP audio alerter devices on site, and we use CUCM, what is the best  way to find the phone numbers of extensions assign these devices , I only have a sample Mac address of a device but need help.

Thank you,
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Hello Experts,

I am at a site location and they have BlueCoat Packet shapper S200 , I know the management IP and I know the port number and switch that the management IP is connected too.

I see there are other 2 ethernet cables connected to it and I want to find out their IP addresses and neighboring devices. Is there a way I can find the info from the portal? what will be the best way. I could go to the datacenter and find out but just want to know if there is in anyway I can do this from the portal.

Thanks,
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Cannot ping or access via ip new cisco switch


show running-config
config-file-header
SG350x
v2.4.0.94 / RTESLA2.4_930_181_045
CLI v1.0
file SSD indicator encrypted
@
ssd-control-start
ssd config
ssd file passphrase control unrestricted
no ssd file integrity control
ssd-control-end cb0a31af4e4430033719968c0
!
!
unit-type-control-start
unit-type unit 1 network gi uplink te
unit-type unit 2 network gi uplink te
unit-type unit 3 network gi uplink te
unit-type unit 4 network gi uplink te
unit-type-control-end
!
spanning-tree mode mst
vlan database
vlan 3,5
exit
voice vlan oui-table add 0001e3 Siemens_AG_phone________
voice vlan oui-table add 00036b Cisco_phone_____________
voice vlan oui-table add 00096e Avaya___________________
voice vlan oui-table add 000fe2 H3C_Aolynk______________
voice vlan oui-table add 0060b9 Philips_and_NEC_AG_phone
voice vlan oui-table add 00d01e Pingtel_phone___________
voice vlan oui-table add 00e075 Polycom/Veritel_phone___
voice vlan oui-table add 00e0bb 3Com_phone______________
bonjour interface range vlan 1
hostname SG350x
management access-list admin
permit
exit
ip http authentication aaa login-authentication https local radius
snmp-server server
snmp-server location "Server Room"
no ip domain lookup
ip name-server  192.168.1.10
ip telnet server
!
interface vlan 1
 no ip address dhcp
!
interface vlan 3
 name "Corpyy"
!
interface vlan 5
 name "Guest"
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/1
 …
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NOOB:

Cisco Switches: Various models.
As someone unfamiliar with these, I have been tasked with removing all configuration information from them, to return them to "stupid" or factory reset.
While I can find the makes and models and have a serial cable (attached via a USB) converter to my laptop.
I do not seem to be able to PuTTy in.
What connection I establish returns "garbled text".

The forums I have read all seem to suggest similar PuiTTY configuration settings - which I am unfortunately having no luck with.
I do not have any IP or config info...or I might have tried to TelNet.

I can provide more information if required - but this will give you a flavour of the issue.
Is there a default reset button - or switch - inside the case.

Any assistance will be gratefully received.
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Hi, need help on network devices. See attached drawn diagram for yr kind advice.

Having Cisco Core Layer 3 switch 5000 Series onward

Having Dahua Access PFS4228-24P-370 24-Port PoE Switch => https://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/productDetail/7041

Not sure whether is compatible to configure RSTP / STP with Trunk Port on Cisco Core Layer 3 to talk to Dahua POE managed switch

Thanks.

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Network Management

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Network Management involves issues that are independent of specific hardware or software, including email policies, upgrade planning, backup scheduling and working with managed service providers for Desktop-As-A-Service (DaaS), Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) and the like through the use of tools, coupled with manufacturer standards, best practice guidelines, policies and procedures plus all other relevant documentation. Network management also includes monitoring, alerting and reporting, management reporting, planning for device or service updates, the backup of configurations, the setting of key performance indicators and measures (KPIs/KPMs), associated service level agreements and problem records as part of the IT Service Management (ITSM) framework.