Sysadmin Today #60: Taking over a Network

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In this episode, I am going to share my recent experience with taking over a network, POE Switching, Joining a workstation to the domain and Office 365 Audio Conferencing.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Show Links

Reset domain administrator password
https://4sysops.com/archives/forgot-the-domain-admin-password/

How to Inject Drivers into a Windows WIM/ISO Install Image?
http://woshub.com/integrate-drivers-to-windows-install-media/

How to allow/prevent domain users from join workstations to domain?
http://www.rebeladmin.com/2015/05/how-to-allowprevent-domain-users-from-join-workstations-to-domain/

Audio Conferencing in Office 365
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/audio-conferencing-in-office-365

Set up Audio Conferencing for Microsoft Teams
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/set-up-audio-conferencing-in-teams

Getting phone numbers for your users
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SkypeForBusiness/what-are-calling-plans-in-office-365/getting-phone-numbers-for-your-users?toc=/MicrosoftTeams/toc.json&bc=/microsoftteams/breadcrumb/toc.json

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Sysadmin Today #32: Onboarding a New Network

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In the episode, I will discuss how I onboard a new network.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Lansweeper Network Discovery Tool
https://www.lansweeper.com/

NEWT Professional Network Scanner
http://www.komodolabs.com/network-inventory/

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Sysadmin Today #14: Server & Network Maintenance

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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
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
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Click below to download the Server & Network Maintenance Checklist Guide!
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

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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 #7: Network & Server Monitoring

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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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