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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 working on all of the licenses across our estate. I ran the Microsoft SAM tool and of course in the report we have so many users/mailboxes/devices which are over the licenses we actually have.

I'm trying to work out a way which I can get a report into an Excel sheet with the following to help me with all of the licensing:

a.  All of the people who have not accessed their mailboxes for over 2 months (the plan is to backup and then remove those mailboxes)
b. All of the mobile devices that have got Exchange emails added to them.
c. All of the computer devices that have not accessed or been active or no longer on the network.

Is this feasible? As it will hopefully help with getting rid of stale and unused records to aid me with organising our licenses.

Thanks a lot for helping
Yashy
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Hi All,

Trying to copy a config from a Production switch to Backup switch that will act as a backup hot spare. I matched the ios correctly and was able to back up the config from Production, however when I restore the config to the backup switch it gives some errors because I am connecting via tftp on port 1 of the backup switch and assigned an address to connect.

Do I have to fix manually or is there a clean way of connecting via tftp and restoring. There is no usb or other connection ports in that back such as using a cross-over. Thanks in advance for you assistance
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I have noticed on some Aruba wireless controllers the spanning tree is disabled.  Is there a reason to disable a spanning tree on aruba wifi controllers or on any wireless controllers?
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We use Emco Remote Shutdown to reboot our computers a couple times a week because I have the users only log off and not shut down.  Emco is a great product, however, the cost has now skyrocketed.

So I am asking EE if anyone has used a different product that is cost effective?
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Linux admin supporting Macs.  I have a good Linux helpdesk candidate that will be require to support Macs in the future as well.  Would that be a huge knowledge curve for a good Linux admin to support Macs?  He claims almost 0% mac knowledge.
I know Linux guys very intuitive supporting Networking stuff (Cisco, etc.)  Not sure about Mac OS tho.
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Hi,

I have a pfSense router at an office I manage.  I'm not very familiar with it but I've gone through the options on it and read up about it a bit.  I'm having a problem that I'm not sure how to resolve.  The ISP has notified the office that there has been malicious requests our IP address directed at other servers.  The information they sent shows that the "PORT HIT" was "x.x.x.x:49039->x.x.x.x:23".  I found a packet capture on the pfSense and set it to listen on the LAN interface and put 49039 in for the port number.  I started the packet capture but I don't see it reporting anything nor do I know where to find the log or output of the packet capture.  It looks like this pfSense router is from a July version in 2015 so it looks like the firmware needs to be updated.  This router looks very powerful and I'd like to learn more about it.  I'm used to using Sonicwalls routers mainly so this is a little different.  Oh, and here's a real strange thing that's going on there.  I called the ISP and told them that I wasn't sure where the IP address that is reporting the malicious activity is at.  The IP on the WAN side of the router ends in 69 and the reporting IP is 71.  They said that they were not able to see any devices ARPing to that IP address at that moment.

If I check the WAN IP on one of the networks in the office (there are 7 suites--so there are at least 8 VLANs), it ends in 71.  I've scanned all 8 of the computers on that reporting network but nothing came up …
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Would it be beneficial mixing up different switches models in the same office.  For example we're using C3850 access switches and need to add few more to cover the entire office.
Cisco recommends going with new C9300 for the access layer.  Would it create some operational issues?  I like to keep a consistency but like to evaluate a potential upgrade.
Advice?
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What are the steps necessary to disable SNMP polling on a Kyocera TASKalfa 3051ci network printer?

I have logged onto this printer within a web browser using its IP address but I'm not sure where to go to disable the SNMP polling.

Attached is the manual for this printer.

TASKalfa_3051ci...Re_03_-ENG-.pdf
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Why Document Management is Necessary for organization?
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The current Network setup is customer site connected one SIP trunk each in US and Europe respectively
over MPLS Network. The customer is asking for cross region resiliency in SIP Trunks, is it possible? I'm not sure
if inter continent trunking will cause any issues? Please provide pros and cons.
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I have a Seagate Central NAS drive at home and it has been working fine until just recently.

I can no longer connect to the NAS contents through Windows Explorer; I see it listed on network items but am unable to view the contents. I am able to connect to the Seagate Manager which shows me the IP address connection, users etc etc; I can change its name and it is reflected in Windows Explorer which shows that it is connected to the network.

I have read that it is something to do with Server Message Block v1 (SMB v1) settings which have been updated in Windows 10. I have tried updating the firmware on the NAS but it says it is already running latest firmware.

Any suggestions for overcoming this?? NAS holds all of our files; documents, music, photos etc.
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We are trying to locate serial number of Cisco UCS, we have access to Cisco unified communications manager, we have lost password for Cisco Enterprise License Manager ( CLI doesnt work, because passwords dont work).

Is there anyways to find out the serial number of the device through CUCM?
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I wanted to find the real IP address of a site as sometimes Akamai (came across a few cases) CDN
cause issues & if I browse the actual IP (without going thru Akamai), the sites load Ok without
error.

I found the following link but seems like they 'hang' or can't load:  did anyone manage to get
the sites below to work or can offer alternative ways to find the actual real IP (not the CDN IP)?
  https://geekflare.com/find-real-ip-address-of-website-powered-by-cloudflare/   ==> this url is ok
  http://crimeflare.org:82/   ==> not this, connection error
  http://namebase.net:82/  ==> not this : connection error
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I know this sound silly, we have an appliance which has option to community string and sm
mp trap .
My understanding is better to send the device trap than letting the management station yo monitor the device. Am I correct in this ?
Dies trap send information about cpu memory usage or just send the distress message?
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What would a good "Gap Analysis" look like? I had a recruiter call and they needed someone with a bunch of networking experience.
But the 10 month long gig was to travel to their various offices and data centers around the world and do a "gap analysis". It sounds
intriguing enough. I just wondered if anyone had an example document or general thoughts as to what the output of such a
project/assignment would look like in the end. ??
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We are noticing some really odd slow down when we use our ERP system ( hosted inside our networks) and syncing using Smart Connect with Dynamics 365. When a user enters information into our ERP system schedulers are run every 5 minutes through smart connect and ideally should update the Dynamics 365 pages at its slowest 5 minutes or so, but the updates at times are taking 10-30 minutes to populate back to the Dynamics 365 page.

Is there any software I can monitor the passes through and see at where process the times takes the longest. It could be how our smart connect is configured however there are too many variable right off the start.

Our ISP is 10mbs\10mbs. with a Sonicwall Firewall in between.
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Hi everyone,
                       iI have a serious issue: All my tapes in my tsm 6.4 are on filling status and unavailable/readonly access. Even if i label several fresh scratch tapes , after a couple of minutes the tapes goes from scratch to filling status and no scratch are available to reclaim, migration , move data,

Please can you help me with this?

Thanks in advance,
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Trying to connect Netgear WNDA3400 to act as a wireless access point behind a SonicWALL SOHO. I read post from other users about same issue. I tried but no success. Can anyone help me figure this out?
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Got called in to look at a very strange network the other day...  They were running a business off a (A) Linksys E2500 home wireless router.  Now off of this router is one cable going to a (B) Mako dual wan appliance, which then goes to a (C) Cybera appliance which hosts a VPN connection as well as a (D) Cisco RV042 router.  Now the other cable off the original router goes to another (E) E2500 Linksys router which only has a laptop and provides wireless to a printer and cell phones for employees.  

Now router (A) is controlling PPPoE from a bridged DSL modem.  Router (A) IP is 192.168.1.1 and servicing everything via DHCP (This will change in near future).  Router (E) acting as an access point is also LAN IP of 192.168.1.1 and handing out DHCP.  The laptop connected to (E) also has a secondary NIC via USB that connects to some point in the other side of the network.  The Mako fails over to secondary ISP (Cellular) after only a few minutes and generally won't return.  I believe either the laptop router (E) is creating the problem.  Router (A) is experiencing over 2,000ms latency and over 5% packet loss.  So I removed router (A) and reconfigured the DSL modem to handle the PPPoE and this now becomes router (A) in the equation.  This router is set to 192.168.0.1 and has around 25ms latency with less than 2% packets loss and everything works great!  We are keeping an eye on this for a week or so, before any more changes are made.

Eventually the Mako should be the router and…
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How do you know if your security is working?
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We have a Watchguard XTM 2 firewall device.

We have set it up successfully with a static IP address through our modem.  The modem works and plugged it directly into the computer with IPv4 manually set.

We have the WAN in X0 and the LAN is X2.

When we setup the device with the Trusted Interface of 192.168.0.1/24 with DHCP range of 192.168.0.2-192.168.0.199 it works but does not get Internet.   The DNS server is set and the computer has no problem getting a DHCP address.

The only thing that looks wrong is this picture with the gateway is showing up as 0.0.0.0 but don't see a place to change it nor do I see any settings wrong.  Help!
20180503_110739.jpg
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We have watchdog devices in every server room/closet every location in our company.  Every device have an IP/hostname with cname.  So I can go by the name of the room.
Issue is I still have to go to individual every IP to monitor.  Is there an easy way to consolidate into one single page with links, that doesn't require a lot of html coding.  
Any advice?   Solution using Watchdog15 devices with temp, and flood probe attachments.
http://www.itwatchdogs.com/temperature-humidity-climate-monitor-watchdog-15-p71

Thanks in advance.
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Qnap NAS TS-1635 connection to server

i just bought a QNAP, i would like to connect it to my server is it better to

1 - add the NAS as a network store and add that way
2 - buy SFP connector and use fiber to connect it to my server with a Fiber card
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Any reference on configuring Fortigate Analysis into my existing Fortigate 100D environment ?

Thx
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I have been ask by PCI QSA regarding what is SonicWALL using for PCI industry hardening standard.

I have been searching the internet and talking to SonicWALL support but couldn’t get the answer. So I will try here.

Anyone know this information or any PCI expert here that can tell me what to do with PCI Req 2.2 regarding system hardening standards?

Please advise.

Thank you
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Do I still need Cisco Smart Assist Service Contract if I already have Smart Net Total Care?  Does anyone know the average price of Smart Assist?
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Network Management

13K

Solutions

15K

Contributors

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.