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I'm a sysadmin for a Windows environment (MCSE: Security) with a few Linux boxes as well, which includes handling the whole list of things that come up in an office. If it uses electricity, I pretty much support it. My areas of "expertise" would be VMWare Infrastructure, Exchange 2010, SQL Server 2005/2008, PHP programming, and scripting of all kinds (VBS, Bash, Perl).


Feb
9
comment Are there solutions that can combine gigabit ethernet, 10gig ethernet, and fiber channel in a single device?
@Chopper3 - I tried to edit the question title to make it a little clearer. A complicated device would be fine; I'm mainly wondering if it was possible and what the general pricing would be.
Feb
9
revised Are there solutions that can combine gigabit ethernet, 10gig ethernet, and fiber channel in a single device?
Changed question title to try and clarify the goal of the question
Feb
9
comment Are there solutions that can combine gigabit ethernet, 10gig ethernet, and fiber channel in a single device?
@JimB - I definitely believe it may be cheaper, but I need to pull together options and pricing for management. The idea with this would be to make the investment on the 10Gbps switch now, and then the NICs later down the road when we fully move away from the fiber equipment. My thought is a dedicated 10Gbps switch and the NICs would be cheaper than a more complicated device that can handle both, but I can't be sure until I understand what that "more complicated device" would be.
Feb
9
revised Are there solutions that can combine gigabit ethernet, 10gig ethernet, and fiber channel in a single device?
Added clarification based on answers received
Feb
8
comment Are there solutions that can combine gigabit ethernet, 10gig ethernet, and fiber channel in a single device?
I believe I am looking for FCoE. I came across those options, and I think I was thrown off by the price differences, which made me think I was looking at the wrong options. The HP converged switches seem to be about 5x the price of the Cisco switches, which definitely surprised me. I guess these both do have the same general features though, right?
Feb
8
asked Are there solutions that can combine gigabit ethernet, 10gig ethernet, and fiber channel in a single device?
Feb
7
awarded  Yearling
Jan
28
answered Cisco DSCP based packet drop
Dec
18
accepted Cisco 12.4 ACL with DHCP-obtained address
Dec
18
answered Downside of using public DNS in corporate network
Dec
17
comment Downside of using public DNS in corporate network
Active Directory requires lots of internal DNS records to function. Are you referring to just using public DNS as forwarders on your AD DNS server, or do you mean actually using public DNS instead of an AD-integrated DNS server?
Dec
4
asked Cisco 12.4 ACL with DHCP-obtained address
Nov
15
comment HP ProCurve & Cisco switches interoperability
Do you have trunks configured on these switches? You might want to post more of the configs for us to have a better idea on how you have things set up, and what is currently working. Also, it would probably be useful to see your config for MTA2-bcsw[12] to see what you were trying to do.
Nov
10
comment DNS records to have website on different server
+1 It would probably be beneficial to go through the Google Apps documentation to help you understand how things should be set up so you can compare it with how it is currently configured: google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=48090.
Nov
7
answered Exchange 2010, user access logs?
Sep
29
comment ERROR 2013 when connecting to mysql via HAProxy
Are you running replication or anything like that on MySQL? How are they in sync to load balance between them?
Sep
29
comment Does changing default port number actually increase security?
Definitely agree. Security is all about layers, and the more you have, the more secure you are. This may be a weak layer, but still a layer nonetheless. As long as it's not relied upon solely, it can only add to security.
Sep
6
answered Is there a usable DNS for 192.168 range?
Sep
1
comment Ionization option on our A/C turned on or off in a server room?
I'll mark this one as the answer and go with it, but I'd still love to get more info from anyone else who might know something about this. This is the direction I was leaning towards, so I'll be leaving this option turned off unless I learn otherwise.
Sep
1
accepted Ionization option on our A/C turned on or off in a server room?