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    Alex Marler

    Sounds good! I appreciate the prompt reply.

    Thanks,
    Alex

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    Alex Marler

    Hey All,

    I saw that the Azure SQL as a Service course was moved to the Legacy course section. What current course replaced it? or was it moved for another reason?

    Thank You!

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    Alex Marler

    Hi all,

    I'm wanting to gain an in-depth understanding of the OS operation on server 2012 or earlier. Specifically in looking for suggestions of videos on here or books that cover such topics as how a cup scheduler works, processor affinity, multithreading, etc. I'm really looking for a detailed explanation of how the Microsoft OS functions.

    I came across a very detailed book by O'Reily publishing called Understandin Linux OS that covered this exact topic.

    Anyway, I'm hoping there is a videos series on this site, but if not any book suggestions would be appreciated!

    Thank you.

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    Alex Marler

    Would it be worthwhile to spend time on the A+ cert?

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    Alex Marler

    Hi Matthew,

    Full disclosure, I won't be able to answer all of your questions with out quite a bit of research myself. Just curious, if you are not quite comfortable with IPv6 why not just use IPV4 private addressing internally and NAT it on the router? Why use IPV6 internally if you are provided ipv4 addresses from the ISP? I'm not familar with pfense can it translate between ipv4 and ipv6, but once again, why bother at all.

    Also, It is NOT recommended to NAT IPV6. I believe that it is technically possible to NAT IPV6, but There is no reason to do this as there are an unfathomable number of available addresses. I can't even imagine the headache that would present.

    Why not give the servers static IPV4 addresses? I don't believe it is common practice to assign DHCP to servers.

    Are you employees using laptops at the workstations, i.e. are they taking them home? If not then you could use Stateless Auto Configuration, which does away with the need of DHCP. . Essentially the workstations will decide upon what IPV6 address to use by seeing what is available through NDP (neighbor discovery protocol). Please see this link text .

    Alternatively, if you did want to assign static IPV6 to the server then you would do so just as you would with IPV4 on the NIC. Then just make sure you have the IPV6 gateway address set. I know im not providing all the answers, but I hope this helps. Just curious why you are not using IPV4 for the entire network.?

    Thanks!

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    Alex Marler

    Hey All,

    I'm curious where the most appropriate place to start with certifications considering my experience level. I have been working support in a Datacenter for about 9 months. I have experience in the following areas:

    -basic vsphere 6 administration: migrating VM's, increasing datastore, creating disks, rebooting vm's, checking performance graphs (caught a CPU ready event for a customer), spin up new VM (there is a process to follow for this at my work btw), increase Ram and CPU.
    -Palo Alto, Juniper, Fortinet: create vpn, add/edit routes, and policies, troubleshoot vpn down scenario. Check session count for suspected DDOS attacks(very rare).

    • Server Hardening/ and patching
    • Manage customer documentation for IP space, procedures, inventory.
    • pull logs for just about everything! Open tickets with Microsoft and vmware for crashes
    • setup backups for customers in commvualt, monitor backups, troubleshoot jobs that are not running
    • respond to monitoring tickets and investigate: CPU/RAM/ disk space and many more.
    • exchange 2010 - create email addresses, change permissions to DL, and users.
    • some GPO, very limited
    • password resets
    • DNS record updates
    • IIS 6/7: create and completed CSR.
      -troubleshoot customer network issue to datacenter and possibly open tickets with Level3, XO, Cogent etc.
      and many more odd tasks that we see very infrequently.

    I am currently studying for ICND-1 and plan to take it in a about 6 weeks. Just not sure what next to focus on. Or what is appropriate.

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Alex Marler

    I bought the Premium membership awhile ago, and just have not made time to use it since I was taking classes at a local Cisco Academy -- which was consuming nearly all of my free time outside of work. Anyway, I just started using one of the virtual labs for SQL -- just to see what the labs were like -- verdict, excellent. I didn't realize these were tutorials that step you through everything. Pretty amazing stuff. I guess the only problem I'll have is choosing something where to start

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