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New 64 bit Enterasys Netsight

At UNI we’ve been anticipating the new 64bit version of Enterasys Netsight. We’ve been running the 32bit version on windows since windows 2003, prior to that we ran on Solaris. We anticipate the 64bit version will improve some intermittent performance … Continue reading

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New in Netsight 4.3 Zones

Zones are a great solutions for large organizations with distributed IT groups managing devices in IaM (NAC). Although netsight has had the ability to put switches into groups, which is enormously helpful to restrict access to by workgroup it is … Continue reading

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Netsight 4.3 Feature Review

Alarm Management – Alert based on thresholds, like CPU or errors! – View alarms per device. Zones – Allows access to devices in IAM based on end system group, location groups and user groups. Load Balancing – Improved load balancing … Continue reading

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sh version – Active Linecards

One of the issues we’ve experienced with the K series is determining if a linecard has failed. We can configure netsight to alert on traps for when a linecard fails. However if there is insufficient power, or if the is … Continue reading

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MC Hammer – Multicast testing

Last summer when we we configured routed multicast in ResNet to support imagging lab machines with sccm we found a new tool from nortel called MC Hammer. This allowed us to create streams, join them or join sccm streams in … Continue reading

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Campus wired and wireless access management

Wireless: After spending 2 days refining our strategy for campus network authentication, we have a plan that should have a number of wins. We tested a PoC with enterasys NAC and our juniper wlc 2800s using rfc 3750 dynamic attributes. … Continue reading

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LLDP MiB

I received a couple of flexviews from enterasys in response to writing my own lldp flexview. between some of the unusual behavior of these oids and limitations of flexviews I’m not able to get what I need from the flexview.

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Data Center Planning

Lately we’ve spent some time thinking about data center infrastructure in conjunction with the network refresh. We’ve been trying to establish a new rack standard and have been reviewing, deep and wide racks. After having seen the deep and wide, … Continue reading

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Network Refresh Phase 2 Complete

This month we will pass another milestone. The last of our student lab refresh equipment has been installed. Although most of the equipment was install between January and March. We had been waiting on fiber in one large building. Every … Continue reading

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Enterasys Hi Ed Overlay

Enterasys has added a new position specifically to focus on higher education issues. One aspect we discussed was the need he observed for skilled network engineers in hied. Many of his customers are looking for people experienced with enterasys and … Continue reading

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