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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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Looking for best way to manage vlans on 5120 switches, especially for a remote site

What are the main things i need to look at?
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First timer here with a Sonicwall Soho wireless. I want to integrate it into a network where currently Verizon FIOS is providing Internet connectivity to one Server and three Windows 10 Pro workstations. Server is the only DC.

I'm almost certain the Verizon router's IP is dynamic, but will check when onsite.

I am thinking that the Sonicwall appliance should be set up physically where I run a CAT5 from the Verizon Router's LAN port to the WAN port on the Sonicwall, and then from the Sonicwall's LAN port to the switch.

Is this correct implementation? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Verizon Actiontech RouterMI424WR
Sonicwall SOhO Wireless-N
DellServer 2008 set up as DC
3 Windows 10 Workstations
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are there any standards which can be used to help establish a corporate risk register specific to IT? I know most projects have risk logs but I am more talking about the organisation on the whole, and risks specific to IT. I am keen to learn what standards/frameworks are out there, and how the risks are identified and fed into the register. And what the overall benefit of having such is. Most individual teams I presume know their risks, e.g. loss of service, security compromise, disgruntled customers, reputation, non-compliance etc etc. I just unsure how organisations pull this altogether for a corporate risk register.
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So I have an old sonicwall I am replacing with a fortigate.  The PC's have 7 day DHCP leases... The Fortigate will be set up to be the same IP as the sonicwall was and it will have the same DHCP range... But of course when I make the swap the fortigates lease list will be empty... Im curious - as PC's check in with the firewall, will they keep their addresses?  Or will they wind up getting reset the lowest available address at the time?

Any other concerns to think about with swapping the firewalls?  

Thanks!
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can anyone recommend any sort of physical door lock which would allow the office manager to change the combination/PIN at set intervals.

We currently have a very basic simplex/combination lock protecting an office which has some spare equipment, but putting in a high tech card-key/proximity/biometric lock is perhaps overkill and out of our budget. But I am unsure if other more traditional physical locks could be sought which may allow the office manager to change the locks PIN once every few months. This helps minimise risks whereby someone has guessed the current simplex locks PIN, or an employee changes role and therefore would know the PIN from either previous job etc etc.

I am unsure of the class of lock which may provide this facility to run some searches on cost etc. any pointers most welcome.
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laptop been moved from production to a another segment for testing purpose .but when changed vlan of other segment the laptop cannot get ip address. when reverted back to old vlan connected to network & obtained ip.
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I am looking to create an IP strategy for a hybrid environment (VMware on prem and Azure public integrated). I am wondering if anyone has best practice on best practices for IP strategy and more importantly on IPv6 implementation in Azure. Anything to watch out for with IP addressing, in particular IPv6.

Your help is appreciated.

Regards,
J
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What types of daily/weekly/monthly activities are require to effectively manage a SAN device? I appreciate this is very generic, but often organisations use a 2nd SAN as a repository for disk based backups, so having some assurances from a management perspective that this DR SAN is well managed/maintained/monitored is quite important.

Also from a contingency / support angle, what sort of arrangements / contingencies should you look for in terms of support if there was a failure of the entire device or a core component?
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Our Solarwinds admin guy said he can't set up rules unless a sample event is sent to solarwinds.

We have about 70 events from an app : so far the apps team only could get someone to login/logoff
to simulate once such event but for the other 69 events, need to do reboot etc which they can't
unless there's downtime.

Attached is the full list of snmp events our apps team gave to me.

I'm wondering :

a) what exactly our solarwinds admin is expecting or hinders him from creating rules?  He's
    elusive & extremely busy (ie no time to show me)

b) are there free tools like snmpwalk etc which I could trigger sample events?

I'm sure Cisco devices & Windows events which are currently sent to the solarwinds will
go through the same process to be monitored but really doubt the network chaps will
send the 100+ Cisco event types to Solarwinds for them to be monitored.
SAA-Event-Distribution-Snmp.XLSX
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looking for some sort of checklist or ideas in terms of criteria in which to critically appraise the performance of our IT service, which is partially in house and certain functions outsourced. I know there are obvious areas such as time to resolve incidents/service requests, uptime of critical apps etc. But was hoping if you work in a contract monitoring type role where you outsource certain IT functions if you have any criteria in which you audit/assess the relevant team against.
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i Have an unregistered NSA240.

Setting up two LANs both trusted but cannot route between them also on second LAN, management not allowed.

Is this do to the device not being registered?

Cannot remember having this problem before.
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Looking for some advice here....

About a month ago we sent out a notice to our customers that we would be moving our SAaS service from our hosted data center to the AWS cloud.  The weekend to do teh migration is now here and we have run into an issue migrating data that will give us reason to believe there is a chance that the site may not be ready Monday morning when we are supposed to be ready.  The management team here is saying that there is no way we can send out a notice delaying this migration.  I am requesting we give the customers notice that the migration will be postponed.  How bad does postponing the migration look?  How does it compare to having real problems on Monday if it does not go as planned?
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I have been using SonicWall for years. Never really thrilled with their support (primarily a language barrier until recently) but their content filtering seems to be problematic. I spend more time on the phone with them trying to keep it running correctly than it is worth.

Does anyone else use SonicWall for content filtering and in your opinion is it easy to keep running? Any comments about sonic wall in general?
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Hello All,

I found "IPsec (ESP) packet dropped" events in attempts section in Sonicwall GMS.
Can anyone help me to resolve this issue.

Thanks
Yogiraj Pattani
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I have an outside vendor that needs to communicate to their equipment on our inside network. I would like to set up a DMZ for that access. I have 5 public IP addresses to use. The ASA i want to set up is strictly for this use and no other. I have four devices on the inside that will have static IPs which will require certain ports to be opened. This is what they require. I do not have a config to post as of yet. I am trying to configure one.

Four static private IPs
External port forwarded to internals
  Port 90 Open - 1st internal IP
  Port 91 Open  - 2nd internal IP
  Port 2048 Open - 2nd internal IP
  Port 92 Open - 3rd internal IP
  Port forward 2049 to 2048
  Port 93 Open - 4th internal IP
  Port forward 2050 to 2048

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello EE,

Our VPN firewall prevents ipV6 (blocks) so our Visual Studio debugger is failing to connect.
I wonder if anyone knows of a way in Visual Studio to turn off ipV6 and only use IPv4.
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Dear All,
I am not able to see anything after login Forti Gate 60 C . "internal server error"
IP sec vpn also dwon how i solve this problem.
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i have 4 networks connected to firewall and all routed and working fine

now i need to stop 2 networks communicating with each other

need a simple way.
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We have users that don't have static IPs and need them to gain access to some servers. They do have DDNS with nutpile so wondering if those dns names could be used instead of a source IP.
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Hi Guys

I need to find a way to allow the 10.0.0.0/24 network to be reached from 10.10.1.0/24 – 10.10.3.0/24 networks. Given little documentation, I need the help to allow for communication between the networks, trying to achieve the below (sorry, I know it is sketchy)
 
10.10.1.0/24 >>> PING >>>> 10.0.0.0/24
10.10.3.0/24 >>> PING >>>> 10.0.0.0/24
 
10.0.0.0/24 >>> PING >>>> 10.10.1.0/24
10.0.0.0/24 >>> PING >>>> 10.10.3.0/24

The below is .conf file I pulled from our OpenSwan 2.2.6, this .conf file is for our 10.10.1.10/24 network (the 10.10.3.0/24 network is similar)
 
conn ifly-pen
        auto=start
        type=tunnel
        left=%defaultroute
        leftsubnets={172.17.0.0/16 10.0.0.0/24}
        leftid=54.153.249.30
        right=115.70.193.138
        rightid=115.70.193.138
        rightsubnets={10.10.1.0/24}
        authby=secret
        ike=aes128-sha1;modp1024
        esp=aes128-sha1
        pfs=no
        forceencaps=yes
        force_keepalive=yes
        keep_alive=10
        ikelifetime=8h
        keylife=8h
 
You can see, the leftsubnets allows for communication to the 10.0.0.0/24 network from the 10.10.1.0/24 network. However, in the 10.10.1.0/24 network, when I ping the 10.0.0.1 IP address I get no response, see Ping.png and Tracert.png
 
Our OpenSwan IP is 172.17.0.6 and it is a VM in AWS, you can see the above is routing through the 10.10.1.1 (on the 10.10.1.0 network, router), through to the 172.17.0.6 but then goes …
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Hi Experts,
I have a Sophos Firewall and want to use at home. I got some Information that if i use it at home then i Need Home-use license.
how can i get homelicense for it? I look at Sophos web site but i did not understand how is?

Thank you so much and Regards
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Trying to configure a CISCO 1941 router in order to distribute internet services to a hotel guests
the Scenario as following
40 d-link wi-fi access point
access switch d-link
Cisco 1941 with interfaces (gig0/0 gig0/1)
technicolor TG670s with two DSL line connected

and the ISP provide me one ip to access the internet

what is the Configuration required for CISCO 1941
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switch model: Aruba 2920 48G POE+

Adding to a stack which already has 3 switches. Is it just a matter of reordering the stacking cables or is additional config required?
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Looks like the re-seller sold us network gear (routers, firewalls, switches, controllers) without any manufacture or 3rd party support.  Probably cost effective that way.  Now they getting me a support quote.  Tricky?

Questions.  Can they do it normally?  And does it mean I wont have any support even day 1 after installation?

This is in US and licensed large certified reseller.  Network gear, Cisco/PAN.
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It should satisfy the following conditions:
1. Capable of 75Mbs bandwidth
2. Up to 25 users
3. Its VPN client must flawlessly work on all client machines including Linux and all modern Windows versions.
4. Costs less that $500

Currently we use a Sonicwall TZ170, its maximum bandwidth is just 25Mbs
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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.