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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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Cannot ping or access via ip new cisco switch

show running-config
v2.4.0.94 / RTESLA2.4_930_181_045
CLI v1.0
file SSD indicator encrypted
ssd config
ssd file passphrase control unrestricted
no ssd file integrity control
ssd-control-end cb0a31af4e4430033719968c0
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
spanning-tree mode mst
vlan database
vlan 3,5
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
ip http authentication aaa login-authentication https local radius
snmp-server server
snmp-server location "Server Room"
no ip domain lookup
ip name-server
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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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.
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


MAN Network setup.

I am tasked with setting up a MAN network.  We currently have 5 offices; 3 on East Coast and 2 on the WC.  

We are getting Comcast ENS 500mg circuits at these locations.  The plan is to have the 3 East coast offices come back to the HQ office in NY and the 2 West Coast offices to go to the office in Seattle with Seattle being the failover option if HQ goes down somehow.

We currently have a range of ASA5506/5525/5545 at the office locations that handoff to the switches.  It is a pretty flat network with the users on a /24 subnet and any VLANs at HQ are done on the 5545 handed down.  Would ASAs be best for a MAN network, will they do the job or is a router needed.

Currently I have these office's on a IPSEC VPN tunnel back to HQ.  Passing just their /24 subnet to HQ and we send out the required subnet(s) back to them for needed access.

Remote office - ASA5506/ASA5525 (depending on office) ISP connected to them then inside interface to L2 switch.

HQ - Layer 3 switch handoff to ASA -- multiple stack switches behind it.HQ DiagramProposed_Topology.vsdx
Our business just got a new copier.  The old copier drivers work on the new copier, but I want to update workstations to the new driver.  So, I added a 2nd printer GPO (users/policy/windows/deploy printer) and (computers/policy/windows/deploy printer), so the transition would be seemless to the end user.  In a couple weeks, I want to remove the old printer driver gpo (gpo setup the same way).  If I simply delete the old gpo, will the printers disappear from the users device & printers?  If not, what do I have to do to remove the old printer install?
Our company has installed a pair of Cisco 2960x switches (Model: WS-C2960X-24TS-L) stacked with FlexStack Plus stacking module. Currently, we have configured the local user database for a few network administrators to logon and managing the switches.

<.. Extracted Running-Config..>
username mcms_admin password 7 <..Password..>
username mcms_admin2 common-criteria-policy policy1 password 7 <..Password..>
username mcms_admin3 common-criteria-policy policy1 password 7 <..Password..>
aaa new-model
aaa common-criteria policy policy1
 min-length 8
 max-length 25
 numeric-count 1
 upper-case 1
 lower-case 1
 special-case 1
 char-changes 4

ip ssh time-out 60
ip ssh version 2
ip ssh server algorithm mac hmac-sha1
ip ssh server algorithm encryption aes256-ctr
line con 0
line vty 0 4
 transport input ssh
line vty 5 15
 transport input ssh
<.. Extracted Running-Config..>

Currently, the switch does NOT trigger any audit logging if an administrator logon successfully or logon failure to the switches. When entering a "Show Log" command, the switch only show interface up/down/connect/disconnected status.

Our security team would like us to implement some kind of logging such that there will be a historical Logon audit log whenever a system admin (Or intruder) logon failure or successfully to the network switches both a SSH remote user or thru the console port.

Our team is a bit new to the Cisco network management and would like to know how can…
Bandwidth allocation - we are trying to increase our dburg bandwidth, currently its at 25%, we have class-default at 17%. Can we drop class default to 10% and increase dburg to 33%. Will it cause performance issues on our router? to better help we have a 500MB pipe

below is the router config

ip dhcp pool ccp-pool
 import all
ip domain name domain.com
ip name-server
ip cef
no ipv6 cef
multilink bundle-name authenticate
class-map match-any domain
 match access-group name VPN-TO-NY
class-map match-any VoIP
 match access-group name VoIP-NY
class-map match-any Broadcast-Video
 match ip dscp cs5
class-map match-any Outbound-Priority
 match access-group name VoIP-Bos
 match access-group name Polycom-Bos
 match access-group name TO-SFB
class-map match-any Bulk-Data
 match ip dscp af11  af12
class-map match-any Multimedia-Steaming
 match ip dscp af31
class-map match-any Interactive-Video
 match ip dscp cs4
 match access-group name Lync-out
class-map match-any Net-Control
 match ip dscp cs6
class-map match-any Multimedia-Conferencing
 match ip dscp af41
class-map match-any OAM
 match ip dscp cs2
class-map match-any Inbound-Priority
 match access-group name VoIP-NY
 match access-group name Polycom-NY
 match access-group name From-SFB
class-map match-any Transactional-Data
 match ip dscp af21
class-map match-any Voice
 match ip dscp ef
class-map …
Hello Experts,

I want a generate a utilization report from ASA outside interface, I do not see any tools as such except for cisco prime infrastructure. Can we generate Egress report ?
I have a working WLC5508 which I want to replace with 2 WLC 3504 configured in HA.
I'm trying to figure out how to proceed with having the 30 AP now managed by WLC5508 move to new WLC3504. What is your suggestion ? Do I have to cope with a disruption window time ?
What about having APs survive in case of WLC3504 sudden death ? Is Flexconnect the answer to this ?


need to make my fortiWifi-80CM to be wireless client to connect to my ipad personal Hotspot so that my internal network able to connect to internet.

can't settle wireless client screenshot


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 I have 3COM BASELINE 2824-SFP switch and like to access it via IP address. But I don't see it in DHCP server and I have not assigned a static IP address to it in the past.
 I ran Advanced IP scanner and I see my two CISCO switches, but I don't see 3COM switch.
 What can I do to make it receive a dynamic IP address from DHCP server?


I'm setting Netwrix Auditor for track mailbox access events.
I did launch data collection but always received the Status completed with warning or errors "The user name or password is incorrect"
[img]http://imageshack.com/a/img921/6075/7wRWWe.jpg[/img]- With the same way i could get data collection for others object as like AD, Group Policy, Inactive User Tracking.
- Default Data Processing Account is Domain Administrator.

My Enviroment:
Windows 2012 std, Exchange srv 2016, Netwrix 6.5

Anyone can guide me ?
Thank you !
I am asking for recommendation on MSP and/or RMM platforms solutions or software--please provide your recommendations based on your personal experience and why you recommend it over any others--thanks.
adding an additional layer 3 switch to my network

i am trying to add a cisco layer 3 switch to my existing Dell Layer 3 switch, i configured the Cisco 3 switch and added my Vlans etc.

My Dell is Dell PowerConnect 6248 and Cisco is Cisco SG350X- 48MP

i enabled the Dell XG4 fiber port and turned on trunk but everytime i connect the fiber the network goes downDell Switch config1Dell Switch config2
I'm attempting to connect some switches in my IDF locations to my MDF switch via SFP.

The fiber connecting each IDF to the MDF is multimode, OM3. It connects to a LANscape housing in each location. From the housing, I'm trying to connect a fiber patch cable to the SPF module on the switch.

I managed to get ONE switch working in ONE IDF by using an aqua OM3 patch cable connected to a Ubiquiti module. The only way I could get that connection to work was with a multimode fiber converter in the MDF connected to a port on the switch. SPF would not work. I've tried various SFP modules, including an SPF+ 10G multimode, a Trendnet 1.25G multimode, a generic 1.25G multimode module, and even a couple single mode SFPs, just in case. I've tried aqua OM3 patch cables, orange OM1 patch cables, various LC to SC adapters, and some yellow single mode patch cables, again, just in case. I've tried just about every single combination of the above in some fashion.

On a second switch in a second IDF, even with a fiber converter in the MDF, I can't get a link. If I remove the converter from the first connection in the first IDF, I can't get a link with any combination of the above.

I am about to go insane with this problem. This should be straightforward and easy, but it's driving me nuts.

The contractor installing the actual fiber backbone has told me it's multimode fiber, OM3, 50 microns. I suppose that might be incorrect information, but I have had no issues or inconsistencies …
On an Avocent console server 5000 or 6000 model - how can you modify the password of the GUI if you have access to root at the console?
It appears the two aren't linked? Thanks.
Milestone XProtect Management software.  How can I setup SNMP to monitor cameras and alert me when a camera is off line.
When doing cisco switch implementation what is the recommended checklist that has to go through for successful implementation? Is there any excel sheet someone can share which is general template for any network implementation? This will be great help.
Having a very strange issue whereby a few webpages do not display correctly on all computers in the office (including a mobile phone  - not on the company domain).
Two examples are speedtest and westin (see below)

speedtest.net page
As such I am doubting the issue is related to any specific computer. Have spoken with the ISP (BT) and they say if they come and visit they will charge if it is not a BT related broadband issue. I am guessing the issue must be either on the router or somehow network related. I have tried local stuff like flushing the DNS, changing DNS to etc but running out of ideas, apart from perhaps resetting the router. Apparently all was working fine up until a couple of days ago on this network. Any help/ideas would be appreciated.
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Dear Wizards, which one is the best open-source software for log management?

I'm doing a research about Octopussy and Greylog, but not sure which one is better. Does anyone have experience about this?

Many thanks!
Hi Experts,

 I have used N-able/Solarwinds for the past four years! but being a one man band and their current pricing structure thinking its time to move on...

 I have had numerous issues with their patching just not working, despite working with their support in trying to rectify (Their support - which I have to admit was not too bad)! but just has not been a stable product for me and has cost me clients, with it just not quite working as expected...

Now that's out of the way....

I am looking at the replacement between the following Naverisk - Atera - SyncroMSP.... I have looked up some posts and some mention of comparisons with Atera but found nothing with Naversisk and Syncro anyone have any thoughts dealings with these companies???

Naverisk seems a to be quite a good fit with my needs and wants, but it looks quite dated

Syncro - Waiting to see on Xero integration prospects but they have Bit Defender built in.

Atera - Sync with Xero but via CSV file

My needs/wants,

The billing system to sync with Xero, the backup to monitor Datto & Storage craft, and the AV  - Bit Defender !!

Thoughts on these companies in your previous dealings with them if you use or have used would be great!

thanks in advance!!
Running SPLUNK Enterprise / Version: 7.1.2 / (Build: a0c72a66db66) in a Docker Container on my Synology 416play NAS / DSM (Ver: 6.2-23739 Update 2) . I have access to the Web Interface but am not seeing any of my log files from the Synology. Sending log information using PORT 514 / UDP / BSD (RFC 3164). Not sure what I'm missing.
I want to monitor in my network system if any one using a VPN, on my system how can i do that, and also want to know the IP address of the VPN server
Need to recover passwerd for cisco switch 4507R-E without removing the configuration
Is there a way to route email traffic from my server to another computer with 2 NIC cards installed;
one NIC on the same network segment as the server and the other on a different network?
the goal is to get email traffic routed from the server to the computer with 2 nic cards then over to nic on
the different network address

Server Win12R2 [; gw] to the gateway computer >
Gateway WIn7 enterprise HAS 2 NIC CARDS [] & []

Network Management





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.