• Using SNMP traps for network monitoring

    What are SNMP traps and how can they be used for network monitoring in our new data center?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Monitoring server and networking health for clients

    We have a data center with 25 racks and cabinets. They are all owned by individuals or other companies. It is not our equipment but the racks and the network is. Long story short how can we monitor server and network health monitoring for our clients?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Basics for Data Center planning

    Would like to learn all what is related to data center planning, management, design, operations, etc. What kind of documents, book, career path should I follow if I'd like to be in this kind of business. Thanks in advance.

    Cidruid5 pointsBadges:
  • Advice for moving a data center

    I’m preparing for a data center move. What are the pitfalls I need to avoid and what current technologies would be best for a new data center?

  • Blocking cell phone activity or wireless broadband cards from within our server room

    Is it possible to block cell phone activity or wireless broadband cards from being able to function within our server room to prevent data theft? Is there a way to capture what they are trying to send? Can I have activity set off an alarm?

    ITKE351,880 pointsBadges:
  • Is locating a data center on the top floor of your company bulding a cost effective solution?

    In the wake of floods warning i would specify the locating your DC on the first floors would be dangerous as " first hit ".

    Latin10 pointsBadges:
  • Creating a bonded T1 for our data center

    We have two T1 connections coming into two cisco routers. The lines are from different providers. Can we make them into a bonded t1 for our data center? What equipment will we need and what configuration?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Exchange server sync to data center moving emails from client to email server

    Quick question, we are looking for the best way to mitigate data synchronization over our WAN after a large Exchange migration. For example, we have just taken a 250 user company with 450gb of mail into our system. With this project it was all or nothing, they needed access to all mail from day. So...

    ITKE351,880 pointsBadges:
  • Avamar vs. TSM – an Avamar scale to a large enterprise datacenter environment?

    We're a large TSM shop. But we also have a large distributed environment where we've recently implemented EMC's Avamar backup solution.  We're now being asked to look at the TCO of replacing TSM with Avamar in our datacenter environment.  We're only looking at our VMware and NAS areas right...

    Phrikas10 pointsBadges:
  • data center management tips

    Any advice for books on data center management?

    Apatheticnow780 pointsBadges:
  • Monitoring Windows server 2008 remotely

    We want to monitor our Windows 2008 server in our data center 40 minutes away. What is the best way to monitor its health remotely?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Monitoring software for data center

    Is there a monitoring software or appliance that can monitor the status of all systems in our data center from cisco router/firewall to servers and other devices on the network like printers and what not.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Free IT Book: Two-for-one this week!

    We got into the holiday spirit for this week's free IT book giveaway. Answer one of the unanswered questions below and win two IT books from our coveted technology library. Another plus? You get to pick which two books you receive. So get to answering, because you have a week to throw your name...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Setting up a Windows 2008 IT architecture

    I need to setup a new Windows 2008 architecture with the following problematics: I have two location: Office and the datacenter. I currently have two Windows 2008 Servers at the datacenter (WEB1 and DB1) And one Windows 2008 Server at the office (APP1). I want to have a private network with a VPN...

    Alexl5 pointsBadges:
  • debt collection

    I have been given the round-around concerning a debt collection for which I did not receive until June 2012 that according to your records were filed in 2008. I have several questions concerning this matter: 1) Why did it take so long to notify me of this debt? 2) I plan to pay this debt - what...

    eluck0 pointsBadges:
  • CoLocation Power costs

    We have 3 20Amp 110 PDUs in our rack and our currently paying 675$ month for them. Is this typical data center cost or is it excessive? We are charged a flat rate- but our usage on the 3 during the day is 37amps total.

    Mccollums5 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What to consider when building a data center?

    What are some of the key factors the enterprise should consider when building a data center that can last? We'd love to hear stories from your own experience, or see lists of your own must-haves when it comes to a new data center. Share your thoughts and we'll share 100 Knowledge Points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What data center fads should be avoided?

    There's always something new and improved, especially in something as complex as a data center. What are some recent technologies you've seen that strike you more as fads rather than essential additions to the data center? Share your opinion, and we'll share 75 Knowledge Points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What are some creative ways to cool a data center?

    Whether it's a nearby natural water source or a unique rack design, share your ideas for creative ways to cool a data center right here, and we'll share 50 Knowledge Points! When you leave your idea in the dicussion section, cast your vote on the best idea of the bunch! The winner gets a free...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: How do you prepare your data center for severe weather?

    Every season has its share of weather threats, and we want to know how you prepare for them. The east coast is gearing up for Hurricane Irene's arrival, and we were wondering what steps you were taking (if any) to make sure your data center doesn't see much (or any) downtime. What unique conditions...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:

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