I have moved from no UPS on most of our HP Switch cabs to putting them on everyone. We have constant power outages and over voltages which have killed Macs, Printers and PC's. Battery replacement every three years is not a hassle and only costs about £20 each. Well worth it to ensure a smooth supply to the switch.
Moved from an unmanaged riff raff of Dell, Hp, Netgear and SMC to Juniper throughout, installed by @Net-Ctrl. Works like a charm. Having to refresh my memory on switch programming and vlans, but all is good. All cabs will have ups in as well, as soon as the refurb of the building is finished.
Sorry for the late post.
I now have my 5406 and 2530 HP switches ready for the summer, all ports traced and fibres mapped just to start configuring the layer 3 and tag all the ports. Notsure where to start understand the theory but never configured a layer 3. Will be using this our unifi deployment.
IP Ranges split in to:
Web filter lightspeed bottle rocket appliance.
Could any one advise on setting up networking, Microsoft network policy server, unifi etc where to start
This seems to have got off the original post but - you are brave doing this without help! You need to use a subnet calculator to ensure you don't have overlapping IP ranges for each of your subnets. Just google it. On the Unifi Wifi - I just fitted my first one last night for a local charity and discovered the WLAN controller software will not install on a Small Business Server 2011 essentials! So I installed it on my laptop and then discovered you have to be logged into the same user profile to get it to work at all. Since I had changed the domain I was connected to to configure it it meant a lot of work unjoining the domain, restarting and rejoining the domain. I was impressed with the Unifi AP and it only cost £54 including the celingin and wall mount brackets and the bespoke PoE adaptor. It was only single channel n ready so I only got 64 MBps but this was better than beofre and tonight I discovered I got a five bar connection in another room where I did not expect it to be good. Very impressed.
We have 25 unifi APs running from a linux controller, have some Pros and LR units ready to install over the summer.
As for the networking I have a friend helping me who is a networking engineer where I used to work. Just looking for some pointers on the vlan config scripts that others have implemented to get a starting point.
I am happy to copy and paste mine in for my layer 3 switch if it helps. Again, I paid someone else to configure this switch because it had to work properly straight away - especially as the core switch cost £7K!
I have an unmanaged UPS connected to each of my switch stacks, the aim isnt to provide uptime, just to ensure no failures occur due to a power problem that is out of my control.
Last edited by cogrady84; 18th June 2013 at 09:59 AM.
Its cost vs risk. how often does it happen? How much does it cost?
Are you prepared to spend x on the risk y of this happening. In my opinion no.
Risk is extremely low, cost is disproportionately high. I don't think its a bad idea, just an expensive one!
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