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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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hi guys

I'm currently trying to put a plan together to senior management for a strategy for their infrastructure and security. I have only just been hired for the project. My role is to provide leadership for the infrastructure and security teams.  I know exactly what I need to do, but my issue is that I'm trying to put this into a structured plan to follow in steps, but articulating this properly has been a bit of a challenge. The purpose of the plan is to liaise with important stakeholders to understand the vision/mission of the business goals in order for I.T to better support them.

At the moment, I've gone and met people in the teams and asked them about how things work, the infrastructure and the security in place. But, that's not part of a structured method/plan.

For example, I am setting the plan together in phases. In the first phase, I want it to be the understanding phase. So something like 'meet with direct reports'. Then 'understand from direct reports, their roles and responsibilities by spending two hours in the first week with them'.

Then something like 'exploring vulnerabilities across all verticals to identify shortfalls affecting productivity....' (or anything similar'.



The purpose is to expand this into phases, so that I can come up with a conclusion and show senior people as to what I will do in the next X number of months.



Do you guys have any plans you created or know of any good structure that is out there which can be …
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OWASP: Threats Fundamentals
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Learn the top ten threats that are present in modern web-application development and how to protect your business from them.

Dear Experts,

I've completed my basic home network setup by configuring VLAN with router and switch. I was able to make it happen with ubiquiti Edgerouter and cisco Sg200 switch. I setup the Vlan10, 20, and 30. I am able to communicate between the vlan as well. I will later setup the rules in the router to restrict the access between the vlans. The funny thing is that I've configured my router under 192.168.10.1 and my switch under 192.168.10.2. I was able to access my router via the IP but I cannot see my switch. My computer is on 192.168.10.100. The setting of the switch port that my computer connected to has this setting:
 switchport #20:
 vlan 10
switch port mode: access, untagged (excluded from other vlan)

I can set my PC's IPv4 configuration to auto which I will be assigned to one of the IP under 192.168.10.x/24 I can see other devices on the same network and have the access to internet as well. I just can't access the switch portal on IP 192.168.10.2 and I cannot ping it.

If I connect to a different switch port with a different setting like this:
switchport: #24:
vlan 1 (default vlan)
switch port mode: trunk, untagged (excluded from other vlan)

I will need to configure my PC's IP in Windows10 to IP: 192.168.10.100, submask 255.255.255.0, gateway: 192.168.10.1 then I will be able to access the switch portal at 192.168.10.2. If I don't manually configure my window's IP then I will not be assigned into an IP under 192.168.10.0/24 range.  Under this …
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I need to design a topology of our network for a meeting that shows all the network servers and communication appliances.  What software can I use that is simple or free to do so?

Thanks
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What is the best way to segment several workstations?
Simply put...I'd like to take 2-3 workstations (Secret) and set them in their own subnet (ex. 10.10.1.###) while the rest of the workstations (Agency) remain on the subnet (ex. 192.168.1.###).  
How would I grant Secret subnet access to network resources, dir shares, etc.?

Thanks in advance
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I am trying to whitelist youtube on OpenDNS.  I whitelisted the youtube and the site shows up, but unfortunately the videos don't play.  What URLs do I need to whitelist in order to fully open up youtube?
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Hello,
I want to create a MikroTik script that search for a rule in nat with comment "rule1" and delete it and add a new rule with order 4
so could you please help me  :)
thanks.
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Dear experts,

I have a network with Servers and end points that need to communicate via IP and TCP ports. I would like to add these IPs to our SolarWinds management, can I also monitor TCP specific ports connection.

On the network or server how can I find how many TCP ports are established between the server and clients.

Any Feedback will be appreciated.
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Hello Experts,

I have issue with an external client, he is using
a laptop with Cisco anyconnect vpn client and he would
usually connect to the vpn and would be able to browse the
internet and also access internal resources, shares and sites.

Today he connected from home and he was not able to browse anything,
I checked his laptop remotely and I was not able to ping google or resolve
any DNS names. To get him going I gave him default gateway IP in his VPN connection
but I am not suppose to do that.

My quest is why when he connects to vpN, the DNS stops.
I tried to replicate the issue using my hotspot and on my laptop
but i did not get the same symptons, my VPN does not give me GATEWAY ip and I
am able to browse plus access the internal resource.

I am certain this issue is local to his internet connection
at home.Please do let me know if anyone has any suggestions.

Thanks,
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Which can be a good software to monitoring the network, for example to know which computer is using alot of data in the network

Free or buy
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I'm trying to limit SSH access to a Cisco ASR 9k switch running IOS XR Software, Version 6.2.3

From this document https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/resources/increase_security_ios_xr_devices.html#18 ..I tried to limit the ability to SSH to the management IP of the switch.
But after adding removing allow ssh and replacing it with allow SSH peer/address ipv4 10.3.7.27 - I am still able to ssh from any address at all. What am I missing?

control-plane
 management-plane
  out-of-band
   vrf management
   interface all
    allow SSH peer
     address ipv4 10.3.7.27

ipv4 virtual address vrf management 172.18.21.11/24
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Angular Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of Angular 2, a JavaScript framework for developing dynamic single page applications.

Hello Experts,

I have 200 MEG internet connection and recently due to business demands and changes they want to transmit in and out close to 1000 packets each will be 1 MB = 6000 MB worth of transaction over 8 hours daily, I want to know how to put this in a calculator to check if I will have enough bandwidth.

Can any of the experts recommend how to check this type of demand against the bandwidth and determine utilization consumption/

Thank you,
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Experts!  Has anyone had any experience with the Ubiquity Unifi SDN product.  I have some aged firewalls and switches but have a few Unifi APs.  I've used Meraki in the past but get's quite pricey.  How does the UniFi Firewall, Switch, AP and network controller solution add up?  How is the Intrusion Prevention/Detection system?  I really like the ability to centrally manage and define my network.  We are an educational institution and have 2 primary and 2 satellite campuses.
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Hi

I need to allow access to a remote ip to be able to manage the config on my Cisco 5506. What's the best way?

Thanks
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I am currently using Ninja but am in the middle of a 30-day trial with N-Able. N-Able looks impressive but 30-days isn't really long enough to learn about the issues and problems. Does anyone currently use N-Able and can you give me an honest evaluation of it?
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Hi guys

There are moments when people in a particular area of the office have connectivity issues from their local PC's to the actual servers. They will say that connecting from their local machines to the server is taking a while.

I know it may not be necessary, but I would like to know if tomorrow I wanted to show people how you can measure network traffic or even connectivity problems at different points on the network, I wanted to be able to showcase it.

I was wondering whether there are ways of testing each segment of our network to see whether there are any red flags that come up. For example, how would I measure if there is a physical connectivity issue between the floor port their PC's are plugged into and the port on the switch? How about from the switch they are plugged in to, to the server? If so, then can you explain, literally, how would you go about doing this?

Thank you for helping
Yash
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On two separate projects in two separate companies I have become aware of an issue where AD information from a long time ago, seems to revert back into AD.  In case A, a DC had been removed several months prior, and then Bam!   it looked like there references in AD to the "flying dutchman" AD server.  In case b, the event seems to revolve around a switch reboot.   In this case AD information from YEARS ago returned (We think the information coincides to the point when the systems were imaged and first brought into the domain (like 6 years ago))  I did note that one of the DC was not responding to dns queries via nslookup, and workstations on a specific subnet seemed to revert from DHCP subnet IP to a 169 address.  Immediately after the event rebooting the workstations still left the system with the 169 addresses.  The switches involved are Cisco switches and the subnet has an IP helper for the interface.


I don't have specifics on what happened, I am just trying to understand what causes an event like this.
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Thousand Eyes seems like a really good software.  Helped me to figure out routing issues.  Love to deploy it our Data centers. Worth to have paid account?
Wonder what other forks are using?
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I have an idea to create a separate DNS zone for the wifi network.  Segregation would help with administration and management.
 Does anyone do that already and does it help?  Has any benefits?
My concern is the lag maybe longer when moving laptops from wired to wifi network I think. Any other concerns?
 Please advice.  Thank you!
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I appreciate the feedback i've received thus far. I've demoed multiple products, and have narrowed down the list to about 6 products. What would you recommend, based on personal experience, from the following:
SolarWinds RMM
Atera
Pulseway
Kaseya
NinjaRmm
LogMeIn Central

My core requirements include: remote access (unattended), anti-virus, remote script execution, patch management, asset management, reporting, and performance monitoring

Thanks in advance!
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Microsoft Azure 2017
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Microsoft Azure 2017

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hello
i have more than 100 andriod devices and i have my owned application on it and it work on private network without internet via 3g connection
some time we reinstall our applixation becuse of updates
is there anyway to make that from free central application ?
thanks
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Hi,

I have a Cisco SG200 Switch and a Sonicwall TZ400.  I need to isolate 9 networks from each other. Each network has its own DHCP.

Here's my config:

VLAN1 192.168.2.0
VLAN2 192.168.1.0
VLAN10 192.168.10.0
VLAN20 192.168.20.0
VLAN30 192.168.30.0
VLAN40 192.168.40.0
VLAN50 192.168.50.0
VLAN60 192.168.60.0
VLAN70 192.168.70.0

Sonicwall interfaces
Sonicwall DHCP
 I've read and followed the instructions on setting up VLAN on the CG200 but maybe I'm missing something or maybe I'm missing that magical matching combination of correct settings and a router/switch reboot at the right time.  I've checked with Sonicwall and they say that I have everything configured right on the TZ400.  They say that my SG200 is not properly tagging the traffic going to the Sonicwall is not seeing the tag so it's not going to the proper VLAN.  Here's a screenshot of my Port VLAN Membership:

cg200 port vlan membership
I've spent hours trying to get this figured out and it feels like I've hit a wall now.  Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Hi,

I am trying to setup VSS and VLAN in Cisco 6807. I followed the steps in the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVYcdgaLeeQ

I have questions (Any help will be appreciated)
- This steps must be done in one of the switches. Is that correct?
- I have 9300 switches that need to be connected to 6807 switch. I must connect two physical fiber connection one from each switch  (6807) to (9300 switches). Is that correct?
- I want to configure 10 VLAN's (192.168.0.0, 192.168.1.0,......192.168.10.0) with VTP domain in the (6807) switch ( I will need to assign IP address for each VLAN and create Management VLAN). How I can do that?
- I will change all the port that connect the 9300 and 6807 switch to trunk mode and use encapsulation Dot1Q.
- DHCP server (Multi scopes) address is 192.168.0.100. So, I will need to configure IP helper address under each VLAN.
- Port 10 of Cisco (6807)  in switch 1 are connected inner interface of ASA [IP address 192.168.0.1 and outer (public IP address 85.X.X.X)]. I need to be able to connect all VLAN's to be able to connect to internet and can see each other. How I can configure that?


Switch6807-1(config)#switch virtual domain 6
Switch6807-1(config-vs-domain)# switch 1
Switch6807-1(config-vs-domain)# switch 1 priority 110
Switch6807-1(config-vs-domain)# switch 2 priority 100
Switch6807-1(config)# interface port-channel 1
Switch6807-1(config-if)# no shutdown
Switch6807-1(config-if)# description VSL to switch 2

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Hello Experts,
I have a computer named "Toshi-A"  (Win 7)
its local IP: 192.168.0.14
all its drives are shared with "everyone" "full privileges"

when I try to access from other computers (WIN10)
using
\\Toshi-A\c    ----- I get 0X80070035 Path not found

But when I use
\\192.168.0.14\c
Works just fine.

What do I do to fix this?

Regards,
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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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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.