Sysadmin Today #16: Office 365 has spoiled me.

In this episode, we will discuss how Office 365 helps Sysadmin’s. Plus sharing some stories from the trenches.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Log Parser Studio 2.0
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2013/06/17/log-parser-studio-2-0-is-now-available/

Exchange Server User Monitor
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51101

SQL Monitor
http://www.red-gate.com/products/dba/sql-monitor/

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Sysadmin Today #15: The DNS Show

In this episode, we discuss all things DNS. This will include internal and external DNS server’s usage, and how DNS works with Active Directory.

Host: Paul Joyner
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DNS Lookup Order
Local Cache
Local Host File
Sends query to assigned DNS Server
DNS Server Cache
DNS Zones
DNS Forwarders
DNS Root Hints

DNS Stub Zones Information
http://techgenix.com/dns_stub_zones
http://www.cloudyfuture.net/2015/08/24/why-dont-people-use-stub-zones

Why use third party DNS Servers
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-third-party-dns-servers-secure

DNS Made Easy
http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com

Open DNS
https://www.opendns.com

DNS Record Types
https://blog.dnsimple.com/2015/04/common-dns-records

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Sysadmin Today #14: Server & Network Maintenance

In this episode, we will review setting up a maintenance and renewal schedule. This will include Server, SAN, Network, AD, OS and Application maintenance.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Maintenance Checklist

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Replmon & Repadmin Info
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2009/07/01/getting-over-replmon/
https://virtualizationmaximus.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/run-replmon-on-windows-server-2008-r2-2012-r2-windows-7-8-8-1-without-installing-windows-server-2003-support-tools-2/

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Sysadmin Today #13: VMware Performance Best Practices

In this episode, I discuss best practices for setting up and maximizing a VMware environment. Including CPU, Memory, Storage and Network optimizations.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Disk Performance
Device Latency not to exceed 25ms | Kernel & Queue Latency not to exceed 2ms | Total latency not to exceed 27ms
Counters to use:
Queue command latency
Physical device read latency
Command latency
Kernel command latency
Kernel read latency
Bus resets
Queue read latency
Physical device write latency

Network Performance
Look for dropped packets, usage in KBPS, check for errors on the physical switch port.
Counters to use:
Data receive rate
Data transmit rate
Receive packets dropped
Transmit packets dropped
Usage

MEM Performance for VMware Essentials Customers
https://www.nexusos.co.uk/content/news/blog-articles/tech/mem-performance-for-vmware-essentials-customers.ashx

Performance Best Practice for VMware 6.0
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-perfbest-practices-vsphere6-0-white-paper.pdf

Veeam One Monitoring
https://www.veeam.com/virtual-server-management-one-free.html

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Sysadmin Today #12: The Future of Business Computing

In this episode, I will share my thoughts on the future of business computing. In particular, how hosted platforms like Azure and AWS are changing the foundation of business computing.

Host: Paul Joyner
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OpenEdx
https://openedx.microsoft.com/

PluralSight
https://www.pluralsight.com/

Udemy
https://www.udemy.com/courses/

IT Pro TV
https://itpro.tv/

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Sysadmin Today #11: My week in Tech

In this episode, I will share some stories and tips from my week in tech. This includes Office 365’s Litigation on hold feature, VMware performance tuning tips regarding vCPU’s, running WordPress on IIS and discussing how to develop policies to address phishing attacks.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Litigation on hold
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3079099/cloud-computing/doing-ediscovery-litigation-hold-and-addressing-journaling-in-office-365.html

ESX Performance Tool ESXTOP
http://www.vfrank.org/esxtop/
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/

Next Generation Sync Client | Sync now with # and % in filename
https://hansbrender.com/2017/04/18/next-generation-sync-client-sync-now-with-and-in-filename/

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Sysadmin Today #10: The Dell EqualLogic Show

In this episode we discuss Enterprise storage using Dell’s EqualLogic platform as well as optimizations for VMware and Microsoft

Host: Paul Joyner
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EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
https://vmpete.com/2011/01/28/how-i-use-dellequallogics-sanhq-in-my-environment/

EqualLogic Snapshots and Clones: Best Practices
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/3619.equallogic-snapshots-and-clones-best-practices-and-sizing-guidelines-by-sis

Best Practices for Deploying Dell EqualLogic Synchronous Replication
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20437935/download

Multipathing in vSphere using EQL MEM
https://vmpete.com/2012/09/20/multipathing-in-vsphere-with-the-dell-equallogic-multipathing-extension-module-mem/

Best Practices for Implementing VMware vSphere in a Dell PS Series Storage Environment
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20434601

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Sysadmin Today #9: Sharing Stories with Office 365, Outlook & AppAssure Tips

In this episode I will be sharing my experiences from the past few weeks with some tips along the way.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Samsung Galaxy Spam Setting
http://www.westwaypc.com/wpress/blog/outlook-exchange-unwanted-folder-getting-emails/

Word Zero Day Vulnerability
http://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-are-attacking-word-users-with-new-microsoft-office-zero-day-vulnerability/

Office 365 ADFS Firewall Exemption
http://www.markc.me.uk/blog/files/Office365PortalLogon.html

Microsoft Policy for Storing Cloud Data
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/security/encryption

Office 365 Secure Score
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Introducing-the-Office-365-Secure-Score-c9e7160f-2c34-4bd0-a548-5ddcc862eaef?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Dell AppAssure (Dell Data Protection) Speed & Stability Tips
https://support.quest.com/kb/148170
https://support.quest.com/kb/119686

Call that Girl Podcast (Outlook Expert)
https://callthatgirl.biz/podcasts-for-computer-technicians/

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Sysadmin Today #8: Planning & Managing BYOD

In this episode we discuss planning, implementing & managing a BYOD program.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Office 365 DLP Overview
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Overview-of-data-loss-prevention-policies-1966b2a7-d1e2-4d92-ab61-42efbb137f5e?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1

BYOD & HIPAA
https://www.scrypt.com/blog/byod-and-hipaa-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

Meraki BYOD Guide
https://documentation.meraki.com/SM/Deployment_Guides/Enterprise_Deployment_Guide_and_Best_Practices

AirWatch BYOD
http://www.air-watch.com/solutions/bring-your-own-device-byod/

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Sysadmin Today #7: Network & Server Monitoring

In this episode we discuss setting up Network and Server Monitoring.

Host: Paul Joyner
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SNMP Walk Tools
https://www.manageengine.com/products/mibbrowser-free-tool/
https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Network_Performance_Monitor_(NPM)/SolarWinds_SNMP_Walk%3A_A_new_tool_for_collecting_SNMP_MIB_walks

Monitoring Tools (Not Free)
http://www.solarwinds.com/
https://www.ipswitch.com/application-and-network-monitoring/whatsup-gold

Monitoring Tools (Free)
http://www.solarwinds.com/free-tools
https://www.ipswitch.com/resources/free-network-monitoring-tools
https://www.ipswitch.com/resources/free-tools/whatsup-iis-monitor
https://www.paessler.com/free_network_monitor
https://www.manageengine.com/sql-performance-monitor/sql-server-monitoring-index.html
https://www.manageengine.com/products/vm-health-monitor/free-vmware-health-monitor-index.html

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