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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 everyone,
I'm looking for an easier way to connect to my HP ProCurve switches for monitoring and configuring via my workstation.
I know I can take a laptop and connect to each one to set a static IP and get SNMP enabled, but I'm looking for a more efficient way to accomplish these tasks.  Any ideas?

Thanks,
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In a question placed previously regarding slow internet, an EE recommended the use of Acrylic Wi-Fi.  When we placed an image of the display of the apps (see pix below), the EE could recommended to change Channel to CH11, the Band Width to Only 20 MHz and disable WPS.

acrylic
Questions,

  • When running this apps from time to time, what should we look for to improve the connections? (Or be aware of possible "red flags" in our Wi-Fi)
  • We noticed that the "Max Speed" is 300 Mbps and now it went to 144.4 Mbps,
- what can it ba causing this decrease in Mbps?
(we also ran tha apps in another notebook and also 144.4 Mbps)

note, we run under Windows 10
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We have two sites, SiteA and SiteB....the network latency between them is about 15ms.

We want to run an application in both sites, but the vendor supports only 10ms latency between the two sites.

Is there anything we can do to reduce the latency?
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I want to retrieve the value 1 from registry value autoadminlogon=1. I see alot more Categories have been added to SCCM 2012 SUCH AS Registry and Registry Values I was wondering if anyone using Sccm 2012 has written a Query that looks at the autoadminlogon key. Please Share
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We have 2 notebook and we are transferring chunks of data that measure approx 50gb per chuck.  We are using wifi but it's slow (we are transferring at this point 90gb and file explorer says "time remaining about 7 hr".

What is the best way to transer large data from one notebook to another?

FYI on equipment:
1 notebook has 2 USB ports 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 and RJ-45 LAN port .  The other notebook has 2 USB Type C.  Finally we have latest seagate external 3TB drives and a USB 3.0 Hub (4 ports).

Based on the info above, what would be the most efficient way to transfer data, fastest and surest?
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I am using port 1433 to access SQL server. But I heard it is not safe and should use a non-standard port.

What is non-standard port? Is that any range for that?
Why is it very safe? What is the best-recommended port to use?
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My company has begun a 30 day trial of Network Detective, a network assessment suite primarily used by MSPs to inspect the infrastructure of prospective clients.  It reports on missing patches, insecure passwords, old/stale AD objects, etc.  There are optional modules for Exchange and SQL Server as well.  We're using it primarily to assess existing clients, as a sort of 'sanity check' of work we already perform for them.

While we're finding the tool useful, I'm getting the impression it's basically a nice front-end for freely-available software/scripts like MBSA (Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer).  It saves us time, and presents the information in an easy-to-parse format, but I'm not sure the pricetag of $400/month forever is worth it.  

What I'm wondering is, have you had success with a similar tool or Network Detective competitor, that has a similar feature set at a lower price?

If this is the best tool for the job, so be it (as I said, we do save a lot of time with it).  But if there's something very much like it, I'd like to at least take a look.
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I am looking for software that is used for wireless authentication.     The features I am looking for is that when a user connects they have to setup a username and password and they system will record the users cell phone number.  The wireless network is not in any way connected to the Active Directory domain.

Anyone know of a software package that will do this?
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my switch 3850 do not recognise the command 'any ' when i edit an ACL
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Hello

Need some advice on configuring some HP Procurve switches

Client is expanding from only having the 5th floor to having 5th and 4th floor. They currently have 2 x HP procurves on the 5th. I've purchased 4 x 24port and 1 x 48 to add to the 4th floor. I've also purchased 20 SPF ethernet transceivers.

my plan was to make 2 of the new switches core and the rest edge.

I need advice on what topology to use. How to connect the switches together.

Thanks
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I guess I should use a fake url and address below...

There is a website abc.def.com that most of our customers can access--just like any other website.  They can also do a successful tracert, which shows the address 12.34.56.78 which is a static IP.  Occasionally I have been out of town and could not access it myself, such as at a public venue or a hotel, so I would solve the problem by connecting my laptop to my Verizon hotspot and all was well.

But today I went to help a customer who does not have that option.  They need it to work from their small office network--like everyone else.  They are using a Comcast business router, and by chance the host address is on Comcast as well.  I spent a long time on the phone with Comcast today, while at the customer site, trying to figure out why they cannot access the url, and the tracert fails as well.  When I connected my laptop to my Verizon hotspot, the tracert was successful, with the last line showing ...comcastbusiness.net...  But when I connected my laptop to their Comcast business router and do the tracert, it shows the same last few lines as it did when I was connected to Verizon--EXCEPT for that last line showing ...comcastbusiness.net...  Instead of that last line, it times out over and over again and finally quits with a General Failure.

What can cause this?  Where might the problem lie...the customer office, or where the host computer is, or something else?  Note that this only happens at very few offices (out of…
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Hello, I am preparing  to enable BPDU protection on all my access ports (EX2200 switches ,15.1R5.5).
RSTP is the only protocol used for my topology.
What is the best practice syntax to use?
Do you still need to configure edge ports with junos version 15.1?
BPDU packets need to be enabled on all trunk ports.
Thank you
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Does anyone know of a good networking bandwidth monitoring tool for a virtual offices environment? There is no Active Directory and users are of different clients, similar to co-working space but not 100%.  Some have their dedicated offices and some have no offices but shared conferences rooms..etc that just use the internet.

We want to be able to mobile all type of clients (laptops, desktop and mobile devices and guests) as to who is taking up the internet bandwidth.
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People,

I’d like to know what’s your suggestion and comments regarding implementing SCCM and SCOM 2016 in the existing multi-site Data Centre environment for my environment below?
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/system-center-solutions

Because at the moment, my current IT environment is spread across three different cities in

Site1: 2 Data Center, 2 site offices [250 workstation users, 45 physical servers, 89 VMs]
Site2: 1 Data Center, 2 site offices [100 workstation users, 30 physical servers, 100 VMs]
Site3: 1 site offices [90 workstation users, 15 physical servers]

Most of them running Windows and VMware:
Server: Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2 up to 2012 R2 and few Linux servers.
Workstation: Windows 7 and Windows 10 and few MacOSX
Mobile device: Apple iOS and Android
Network device: Cisco routers, ASA & switches, HP switches and PaloAlto Firewall

At the moment I’m using multiple monitoring tools & software to achieve multiple things:

Workstation: LANSweeper
Server Monitoring: Solarwinds IPMonitor
Network Monitoring: PRTG
Server and Network Trending & Capacity planning: Zabbix [this is the only reason I use it and for capacity planning as well]

Can SCCM and SCOM version 2016 be implemented to replace those multiple old monitoring software above?

What are your challenges or cons when using SCCM/SCOM?

Thanks in advance
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Hi People,

I'm currently looking for the proper monitoring tool for my environment where I can get alerted for certain metrics like:

CPU, RAM and HDD utilization (Threshold based).
Service status
Uptime

My environment is mostly Windows based (100 servers, 200 iPhones/Android and 1000 workstations) and very few Linux (under 20), while the network devices are HP, Cisco switches and Palo Alto.

Does the below page is current or can be trusted for the review ?

http://network-management.softwareinsider.com/compare/24-42-57-60/Microsoft-System-Center-vs-SolarWinds-ipMonitor-vs-PRTG-Network-Monitor-vs-ZABBIX

Any comment and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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I need help to troubleshoot a network that goes slowly from time to time, any ideas on the easiest way to find potential issues? I have a Cisco SG300 managed switch in place in case that helps. In some cases I have not been able to ping the server or eve takes a long time to connect to the server via RDP.
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Please provide me with the instructions on how to reset a ZyXEL GS110-8HP-240W POE switch back to the factory default settings.

We need to make sure that any configurations or special programming within this switch is undone.
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I am working on a network that consists mainly of 2 stacks of 6 Dell PowerConnect 6224 switches. There are also a few other independent 6224's that connect to the stacks via CAT6 cable. I know when we're having an issue because the lights on the front of the switch will change. Typically they flash fairly slowly and not really in sequence. When they're having an issue, they pulse much more frequently and almost (if not totally) in complete sequence. This seems to be happening on all switches.

It's affecting the network here in that things are running much slower than usual (it's intermittent on some workstations). Mine seems completely unaffected. Others are slow in opening network applications, printing, and even some are slow opening local apps (Word, Excel, PPT).

The switches have spanning tree portfast enabled.

The network had been running fine until last Friday and I honestly can't think of anything that changed.

How can I find the source of this problem and get it corrected?
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We are looking into enabling WOL for our Cisco 2xxx & 3xxx switches.

The following links do not give any security considerations & assessments :

http://www.geekmungus.co.uk/cisco-and-networking/enablewakeonlanacrossvlanoncisconetwork
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/switches/catalyst-3750-series-switches/91672-catl3-wol-vlans.html

Q1:
Let me know what to look out for?  Any known WOL vulnerabilities in the past that needs to
be patched or mitigations to put in place?

Q2:
We do have SolarWinds (though not all options) that currently monitor our switches & servers:
anything we need to do or just use the tool mentioned in above links ?

Q3:
Do we need to perform VA/Pentest again after enabling WOL?

Q4:
Is WOL applicable only on Cisco switches only or routers as well?

Q5:
When WOL is enabled, any security or non-security precautions need to
be taken on the PCs/laptops & servers that they are connected to?
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Hey Team EE,

I have a user base with a highly mobile workforce that goes in and out between home, project sites and several corporate offices.
I'm looking for a Windows 7 and higher script to do the following rough outline:
    run at user login (using Task Scheduler, I'm thinking, when they are away from the corporate office and no, the Network condition would not work as it looks like it ONLY uses names and not dotted decimal subnets)
      detect for specific IP subnets (checks if they are in one of the corporate offices where the Active Directory script runs normally)
        exits if one of the specified subnet is found
          Else, if not one of the  specified subnets if found then, run a command to set a local logical printer ie. Adobe PDF
            End

            Thanks!
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            I am using " Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco Catalyst Fixed Configuration Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switches"
            And after I reset the username and password, then go into config t - all of the changes from my original config.text is not there
            its all wiped out.  Why ????   isn't this process only suppose to affect the username and password. ??

            config t                                                                    

            username admin33 privilege 15 password Cisco45  : I substitute this for enable secret and enable password.  

            line vty 0 15
            login local

            line con 0
            login local
            end
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            I have acquired a new SRX340 to replace an out-of-support SRX240.  Both JUNOS of course.
            I had rather expected, perhaps was told, that the configuration of the SRX240 would go straight into the SRX340.
            But, naturally, things aren't that simple.

            I tried it and got 6 complaints that I don't have on hand right now.

            Anway:
            I don't want to type in all the lines of code just to see which ones don't work.

            So, what would be a good approach to replicate what we have?  Step by step?
            I have used both the CLI and the J-Web interfaces, sometimes alternating between them for good results.
            But, I'm not so well-versed in the CLI as to take on a project like this wholesale.
            And, the SRX340 J-Web interface is quite different.  If it weren't then I might be able to replicate page by page but that seems not likely.

            I suppose I could call JTAC for help but I'd rather know what I'm doing first.
            My immediate objective is to get the SRX340 on the network (NOT in production) and to be able to configure it remotely thereafter.
            But, of course, it has to be in fairly good shape to get that far.
            I don't want to just hook it up and hope - even while not in production it would be connected to the network.
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            I have setup my username and password on a Cisco 2950 switch for security. My computer is connected to the switch with a console cable.
            When I restart my switch I get prompted for the enable password only.

            Problem.
            I do not get prompted for a username and password - Why ??- What am I doing wrong in my configuration.

            These are the commands I have loaded on the switch.
            enable secret Cisco1
            username admin privilege 15 secret  Cisco
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            I am attempting to reset the password on a Cisco 3560 switch, And I am following the steps in the "Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco Catalyst Fixed Configuration Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switches"  document and I am still having problems.

            In step I3 I use   enable secret examplePW1  then I use  enable password examplePW2, when the switch is reloaded or booted I keep getting a login for a username.

            My question is can I Reset the password and username with these commands in step 13.

            enable secret level 5 password
            username admin privilege 15 secret 5 cisco
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            So i have a Cisco 2911 that connects to Verizon FIOS, its a 50/50 circuit.  Users are complaining of slow speeds, I've used several speed tests sites and I'm getting 8 down, but like 64 up.  Is there anything you can think of on the router side that could cause this?  I'm am not onsite to just plug directly into the modem, and Verizon says they are getting good speed tests.  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.