What is SD-WAN?
Jun02

What is SD-WAN?

KB ID 0001752 SD-WAN? What is SD-WAN? A (Software Defined Wide Area Network) is a solution that unlike previous WAN architectures, (the type you typically see on a Visio diagram with maybe some MPLS, leased lines, and maybe some Optical DWDM etc. in them). SD-WAN gives you a more ‘Layered’ approach, that directs USERS to APPLICATIONS based on POLICIES.  For example, let’s say your main business CRM is a SaaS solution...

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Cisco ASA DHCP Reservation (Solved)
May20

Cisco ASA DHCP Reservation (Solved)

KB ID 0001751 Problem We have been asking for this for years! Even on my home network I’ve not been able to allocate an ASA DHCP reservation for my laptop and my MyCloud drive. I’ve been in discussions in forums with people who are convinced that putting a static ARP entry into the ASA would solve the problem (it doesn’t – I tested it extensively!) But finally in version 9.13(1) we can now add a static DHCP...

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Cisco Catalyst 9200 / 9300 DNA Licensing
May06

Cisco Catalyst 9200 / 9300 DNA Licensing

KB ID 0001750 Problem I get asked this at least once a month, “What’s the score with this DNA Licensing?” It took long enough for everyone to get used to Lan Base, IP Base, and IP Services! The cynic in me would say, Cisco have learned from Meraki that selling subscription licences is much better than selling products that you don’t get any recurring revenue from. But I’ll try an give you the short answer...

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Exchange Stopped Working?
Apr26

Exchange Stopped Working?

KB ID 0001749 Problem I see various posts in online forums, and the process is held up because a lot of techs can’t do basic troubleshooting on their Exchange deployments. So I thought I’d put together some basic ‘first steps’ for you to do when your  ‘Exchange Stopped Working’ This way you can at least get an error code to search for or a better idea of what’s going on. Exchange Stopped...

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How Many Users in AD? (User Count)
Apr16

How Many Users in AD? (User Count)

KB ID 0001748 Problem I had to get some stats from a number of customers earlier today, one of the stats I needed was the  user count from within their respective Active Directories. If you have a tedious job to do, there’s usually a PowerShell command to help! Getting Object Numbers From Active Directory User Count (Get-ADUser -Filter *).Count Computer Count (Get-ADComputer -Filter *).Count Group Count (Get-ADGroup -Filter...

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