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I may have my chance to shine.

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Today at work the IT guys were installing some new cabling and replacing the switches, I was told it wouldn't affect my department, however nothing runs smoothly and I lost my connection to the server so I could not do my work.

    I informed IT and they said they were loosing the IP address then it would appear again then go down again.

    Also the DNS server was dissapearing, I made an a comment basically saying why do you not put the old switches back in and see what happens, which they did and everything started talking again.

    I had to failover the server in my department then switch backover again as it had just lost the plot by this time but after the old switches were all back in it worked.

    The IT director came up to thank me afterwards and said next time they will do the full switch over on a saturday afternoon when there is very little traffick on the network but they'll need someone in my department as its one of the most critical parts of the company (although were not treated that way).

    I said when you are going to do it, I will come in and watch things at my end and resolve problems that will occurr when they are doing it.

    my question is: Is there anything I can read up on with regards to server 2003 so I could try to impress with a hope of being considered for a position in the IT dept?

    Also he mentioned they use Vlans am I right in saying a Vlan is a virtual network that runs on a wire with routers to provide some sort of filtering?
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Sounds like an interface going up and down...

    VLANs are used by switches to segment a network into logical groups. For example, you could have ports 1-4on a switch be on a VLAN that contains only servers, and ports 5-24 be on a VLAN that contains only host computers. Traffic stays within a VLAN unless it is routed from one VLAN to another by a router or a Layer 3 switch with IP routing enabled.
     
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    ahhh I understand.

    Thanks for clearing that up. :)
     
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    Good going, GBL. Way to be a team player. :D
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Cheers Trip

    Hopefully something good will come of it. 8)
     
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  6. Theprof

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    Good stuff, its things like this that gives you a good rep and makes you look good in front of the boss. Trust is growing!
     
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    cheers mate :D
     
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    way to go green. I hope something will come out of it in the furture for you!
     
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    Hey, thats pretty much how I landed the job im in 18 months ago! Internet connection went down, I got it back up and running, and viola, 3 months later I was asked if i'd consider moving into the IT Dept. (Which now only consists of me and one other!)

    Way to go GBL, hope something comes of it :)
     
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    Hey GBL, do you not work in IT already then? If not, and you're being asked to look into your work's IT dept, that's pretty impressive stuff!!!!
     
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    Sounds good at least your showing initiative, drive and enthusiasm which is good. You'd land yourself an IT job with time so just keep on keeping on:biggrin.
     
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    I allways explain it as hacking (with an axe) the switch in two or more parts.

    BTW, good work GBL!
     
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  13. Sparky
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    Nice one mate. 8)

    The fact that you offered to help over the weekend should get you a few points.
    It was a bizarre time for your IT guys to make a big infrastructure change, generally I would do this out of hours as sometimes you can have problems.

    Do you know if the switches are managed? If so the arp cache on the routing tables of any routers on your network will have the MAC address of the old switch, you might need to flush the arp cache or reboot the router. This is just a guess though! :biggrin

    Perhaps email the IT director if you don’t see him day to day and ask if there are any jobs going?
     
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    No I don't work in IT, I only went into the IT deot to tell them my connection to the servers went down which were not to be affected by the work being done.

    I do have access to the server room at all times as I can failover the main servers for my room if neccessary without informing IT. I mainly work at night and there is IT support on call after normal office hours but I doubt they would appreciate a call at 3am, so I am trained in the failover procedures.
     
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    I think you've hit the nail on the head.

    Thanks to everyone who has replied. :D
     
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    This sounds like a good opportunity for you :), hope something comes of it. If not, you may have just planted the seed and you will more than likely learn some new things anyway.
     
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    Way to go mate. Maybe the guys in the IT dept don't want to work different hours or on weekends but if you show that you don't mind doing what it takes then I'm sure the management will see this and take note of it. Then when a position becomes available you'll be asked. :thumbleft

    Good luck. :thumbleft
     
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    Cheers people for the encouragement.

    Hopefully when the switch over weekend comes, I can do something to impress and hopefully get a chance at a job.

    I was hoping to apply for one anyway as the IT manager was leaving for a 50k a year job a sellafield, but the company have made him IT manager of the North and are paying him 60k a year for him to stay.

    Hopefully a new position will be created or Becky the assistand IT manager will leave, as she is planning on starting a family as she has just married.
     
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