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Posted By Kevin Schmidt 05-25-2023 05:54:00 PM
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My terse statement to senior executives: -----The stated dollar value does not recognize several factors:Selling IPv4 space inherently means we have to stop using that space. This would cost substantial time and money to implement across campus, greatly eroding any potential gains.Prices continue to ...
Posted By Kevin Schmidt 05-05-2022 10:01:00 AM
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The cost savings on each optic is more than enough to cover time for multiple programming cycles. The other significant benefit is the reduction of inventory, since we don't need to keep spare optics for every type of equipment in service. We've occasionally programmed optics for other departments, particularly ...
Posted By Kevin Schmidt 04-27-2022 10:11:00 AM
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I follow a similar approach as Julian. Network equipment software upgrades are for service or operational bug fixes, security vulnerabilities, or new capabilities. That said, I find myself doing more updates for relatively new hardware, even when I can't point to a specific need (bug, security, capability). ...
Posted By Kevin Schmidt 09-30-2021 12:41:00 PM
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UC Santa Barbara experienced the well-known STM crashes and took two steps per Aruba recommendations. 1) Implemented ARP/Grat-ARP rate limits. We went with 60 & 30 respectively, which still seems excessive for any well-behaving client in our environment. 2) Eliminated nearly all monitoring. Shut down ...