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Collecting PC to Printer relationship information across an entire domain using a script

I'm trying to create a script which will enable view every PC to Printer relationship across an entire domain of around 1200 machines. In theory I am looking for a script to be run so that it will ...
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Securing Webserver and Database

I need to secure an internal web server and sql db, that is going to be made public(www) At this stage im only looking to provide a reasonable amount of security($$) until it gets bigger at which ...
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Best way to connect the network to the internet?

I'm setting up a small network for an air cadet squadron I help to run. We've just moved into a brand new HQ which is kitted up with ethernet ports throughout the building so I thought I may as well ...
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using pgpool doesn't see a list of variables into group_var directory

I am using Ansible + Vagrant to create my infrastructure or make a little simulation of I wish. It installing postgres and creating a ssh directory to store the differents keys for each host. It is ...
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Wireless network infrastructure for an office with 40 employees

In my company we're facing connectivity problems due to our not very professional network infrastructure. We're growing now, and we expect to be 40 people at the office by the end of the year. I'm ...
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Export AWS Infrastructure to diagramming tool [closed]

Is there a tool, like visio, but preferably open source, that will connect to Amazon AWS, retrieve a list of my EC2 machines, S3 buckets, Route 53 Settings etc and then add them to a diagram in some ...
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How to use terraform.io to change the image of a stateful server without downtime or data loss?

Say I have application servers, database servers, and a few dns-round-robin load balancers. All this powered by images created with Packer with deployment managed with Terraform. How do I change the ...
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What types of systems have to “scale up” rather than “scale out”?

I have been wondering for a long time if there are systems that have to "scale up" (onto a more powerful, more expensive server) rather than "scale out" by being split across many smaller servers. ...
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Pros and cons of virtualization [closed]

I'm aware of many questions here discussing similar topic, but in this case, I'll try to be much more specific. One target scenario is small to mid-size ISV, the second scenario is an enterprise ...
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Infrastructure advice - appliaction and network servers

I'd like to ask for server infrastructure advice. We'll be upgrading our network infrastructure (built on MS ecosystem) and so far we have two servers (not counting ISA server): one machine serves ...
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Doubts about Cloud Infrastructure [closed]

Maybe a little more of the same questions that others have asked but wanted to clarify my doubt, for some years run my hosting company (reseller of esds) and I've done well so far, but I am determined ...
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Beginning a company's digital certificate infrastructure [closed]

What type of digital certificate product do I need to begin a digital security infrastructure within my company and for use by our customers (pre-trusted by chaining)? I believe I need some kind of ...
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Looking for recommendations on how to evaluate replacement of on-premise server with new server or go to cloud

My business has about 15 people in a single location. We've lived forever off a local Windows Server for file sharing (about 800 GB) and access to our accounting system, which is also file system ...
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Load Balancer and using multiple SSL certificates

Here is our current production configuration at a 3rd party data center: •2 LINUX/CentOS tomcat web servers behind a shared load balancer •DNS entries point to the load balancer •Web apps are ...
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How to setup my email infrastructure (small company) [closed]

I am new to the field and I am trying to learn. I have a domain name (let's say mydomain.it) registered with Company A. Company A provides me both a DNS service and a Mail service. I use the DNS to ...
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When should an org invest in a private infrastructure as opposed to a partially or fully hosted solution? [duplicate]

Not referring to militaries or governments, but for other organizations or shops that needs an IT infrastructure (who doesn't nowadays). Similar to this question, but purely in regard to hardware ...
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Can I build an Azure Only infrastructure for my small business?

I have small business, 63 people now, but we are growing slowly. We have no Active Directory, we use Office 365 for email, and about 25% use Macs. We are kind of spread out, 3 offices with more than 5 ...
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LAN Redundancy - NIC, Cables + Switch?

I'm trying to move to a HA solution and would like to understand what hardware is required to have redundancy in the NICs, switch and cables. The diagrams below show how I envisage a non-redundant ...
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Separating Secure Network and DMZ (nonsecure) in a PCI Compliant Infrastructure

We are setting up a PCI Compliant infrastructure where most of our applications are running in a DMZ (demilitarised zone) that contain no sensitive information. The part that contains sensitive ...
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Questions to ask when choosing an infrastructure [closed]

My company will be in need of a backend to bootstrap its services and I'm in charge of the infrastructure choice. The products will consist of several apps (mobile, web, desktop) with a common backend ...
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A backup system alone: tower or rack chasis?

We'll install a backup system in following possible configurations: two servers in cluster with a SAS JBOD attached to them one server with the same JBOD in back However I'm thinking if really is ...
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Switching from Windows Server to NAS

so I recently started my new job as an IT specialist in a small media agency (~6-8 people). We currently struggle with the server crashing occasionally (within 4h - 48h) probably due to a hdd / ...
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It is possible to visualize the load of an APC switched PDU for a specified period of time?

There are some APC PDUs AP7953 and now we think about a solution for check the load over a period. We don't need a 100% correct Value only a trend on which hours we have more load to localize peeks in ...
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Infrastructure Wiki Documentation Diagram?

I am in the process of designing a documentation Wiki for Infrastructure. That is, the whole gamut of servers, networks, storage, and applications. I have been poking around with some ideas via ...
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BT socket Device over Structured Cabling

Not sure if this is the right stack* site to post on but I believe cabling is a just subject. Essentially I have a Credit Card machine which is connected to a phone line via standard BT Socket. So ...
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TCPing reports 20ms latency between Web Farm and DB

We have a IIS web farm sitting in a DMZ connecting to a MSSQL DB(Windows Cluster). After troubleshooting some performance problems we stumbled upon strange network behavior. We wanted to test network ...
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infrastructure of an web app [closed]

I'm curious as to the infrastructure of an web app... is it a network of cloned servers with the same exact app/source code, a network of cloned database servers and a network of media/asset servers ...
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VOIP Power outage strategy

In the past 2 years, we have had 4 instances where we have been without power for a period of 4-6 hours - due to construction crews cutting power lines, car accidents involving downed power lines, ...
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Infrastructure design recommendations for a simple proxmox setup

I am aware of the dangers of this question being non-constructive so bear in mind I did my best to narrow the possible answers I get. I am swapping an old dedicated Gentoo server for a new one, and ...
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Inter-site linking with a WAN cluster infrastructure

I am planning to deploy an infrastructure of 11 nodes using Opscode Chef, providing for a high availability web application. I would like to spread the nodes across datacentres for availability, for ...
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What to look for in a server rack?

I'm looking to purchase a rack/enclosure for some servers. As this is my first time shopping for this type of equipment, I need to know what to look for. I'm asking not only about how to buy the rack, ...
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Out of band notification when UPS loses mains power?

We're currently looking into upgrading our UPS and possibly having a small petrol generator on site in the eventuality that the UPS battery is used long enough to drain it completely. Realistically, ...
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10GBASE-T shielded cable switch-to-server connection

I'm venturing for the first time into the 10 gigabit (over copper) realm. Likewise, I have never worked with shielded CAT-5/6 cables previously. From my own research, I understand the types and ...
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Opscode Chef nginx compile from source issue reports successful run but does nothing

I am trying to install nginx from source in Opscode Chef and its bit weird, it runs complaining nothing but does not install it either. This is how my role attributes look like looks like "nginx":{ ...
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On-premise VMware vSphere vs Amazon VPC for small business [closed]

Background I have been managing all the IT for a small business (owned by a family member) of ~5 users for about 10 years. Since about 2 years the infrastructure is 100% virtual running on VMware ...
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What happens with the Guest OS's on ESXi in the event of a power failure?

Many small businesses would prefer to let their server drop on power failure than to pay even $100 for a cheap UPS. It's often difficult to convince them of the value of something like that; it's why ...
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Rails/Mongo across multiple different geo-regions

I have a system that by necessity requires physical presence in three or more different locations and I need advice on structuring in such a way that my database stays replicated in a timely manner ...
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Standards for documenting/designing infrastructure

We have a moderately complex solution for which we need to construct a production environment. There are around a dozen components (and here I'm using a definition of "component" which means "can ...
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What piece of software do you recommend to help me keep an inventory of only infrastructure equipment? [closed]

I am aware of the popular suggestions for IT Inventory & Asset tracking software like Spiceworks, GLPI, Open-AudIT, etc. Unfortunately, these pieces of software are not geared toward my specific ...
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Small store infrastructure - where to begin? [closed]

It looks like my older brother is about to change jobs - from lawyer to shooting range proprietor - and since I'm the family 'computer guy' I have the task of coming up with and setting up the ...
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Creating an office network and monitoring all activity without a proxy

We are setting up our office network and would like to track all the websites visited by our employees. However, we would not like to use any proxy based solutions. Our work is highly dependent on ...
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How to handle server failure in an n-tier architecture?

Imagine I have an n-tier architecture in an auto-scaled cloud environment with say: a load balancer in a failover pair reverse proxy tier web app tier db tier Each tier needs to connect to the ...
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Dynamically loading chef recipies from URLs

I'm deploying a web app on AWS. I intend to use chef to build AMIs which I'll then put into production. I want to have Chef monitor a URL stored in simpleDB. The URL would point to a tarball in S3. ...
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How to securely control access to a backend key server?

I need to securely encrypt data in my database so that if the database is dumped, hackers are unable to decrypt the data. I'm planning on creating a simple key server on a different machine, and ...
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Documenting Client Infrastructure [closed]

Working on a new project, and need some documentation advice. I need to be able to document ~ 400 client sites to track assets, setup, hardware layout, network layout, etc. We want to have photos, ...
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How to involve QA with the Infrastructure Department [closed]

A software company delivers software and hosts the solution on their own servers. Once, a faulty hardware caused delays, random reboots, service downtime and client disappointment. The backup servers ...
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How to model the infrastructure for the Rails application with processor/memory intensive tasks (using EC2)? [closed]

I need to model a Rails application that does video processing using Amazon AWS resources (EC2). Application allows users to convert videos. Videos are uploaded by users. Right now it is running on ...
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Starting a branch office on the other side of the world

Going to cut right to the point on this question, as I'm after as diverse range of solutions as possible so don't want to effect any opinions with the question too much. Client is a UK based ...
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Bootstrap Linux Server for URL Redirection

I am setting up a nginx/php-fpm only server that will just redirect requests in a very simple way. I am planing to do this like this: the request should be as simples as for example ...
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Infrastructure-oriented testing Methodology [closed]

In software development, there are plenty of testing methodology that one can adopt during the software lifecycle. Is there anyone aware of a testing methodology that is infrastructure oriented or ...