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New Job - One Month In Update

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by craigie, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Well, I haven’t been on the forums much in the past month due to my promotion. But I have a spare five minutes and thought I would let you know what I have been up to.

    Perhaps the largest project has been working on is a Three Tier Firewall installation for a major UK bank. The brief was to meet there security requirements which is 6 Cisco ASA 5510 Firewalls in an Active/Passive configuration, full failover, internet redundancy from two leased lines.

    I designed the network from scratch and have implemented all of it on my tod. It encompasses everything from EIGRP, VPN Tunnels to third parties, different security levels, Access Lists securing each part of the network from each other and for SMTP, HTTP, HTTPS via Proxy etc. It’s nearly finished and will be definitely going on my CV.

    I also performed two Server 2003 to Server 2008 domain migrations in a week, which was pretty hectic. But it was pretty cool as I needed a break from all the Cisco stuff, just your normal run of the mill SMB installation which included which included a couple of Server 2008 R2 Standard Servers:

    - Exchange 2007
    - Active Directory DC’s x 2
    - DNS
    - DHCP
    - File Server
    - Print Server
    - SQL Server

    Scripting out mapped drives and the norm for logins and GPO’s for things like Printers, Folder Redirection, Offline Files etc. Repointing A and MX records and recreating Firewall rules so that the environment is more secure.

    Installed Hosted Websense, that was interesting as it doesn’t work like the normal flavour!

    Configured various GPO’s for terminal servers that require meeting banking standards.

    Performed various health checks on customers networks and made recommendations on how we could improve them, e.g Gigabit Switches, configure iLO, lock down SMTP etc.

    Installed and configured a couple of BlackBerry Enterprise Servers 5.0.2 on Server 2008.

    Installed a few Cisco 877 ADSL routers and created VPN tunnels.

    Installed a couple of SonicWall Firewalls as well using Network Load Balancing across two ADSL lines for redundancy.

    It's been pretty busy, but the company expect you to be able to go into any environment and come out smelling of roses :biggrin
     
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  2. cyphertheory

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    that sounds so interesting, to be thrown in there with such a mixed environment :)

    congrats on getting the gig it sounds like its going to be constantly challenging!
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Wow thats a wide variety of stuff, sounds great mate well done. Our place would of had 10 fellas doin that, seriously :S
     
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  4. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    LOL, we are just told to crack on and make stuff work.

    Mate do you work for ATOS Origin?
     
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  5. LukeP

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    Sounds great. Well done mate!

    Just makes me wonder what the next would be for you from here :D
     
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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Sounds great mate. Keep up the good work. I sure do baby :D
     
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  7. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Been dealing with some of your colleagues recently building some VPN tunnels.

    You do like your change control :biggrin
     
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  8. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Need to get on the VMware band wagon, we have been doing more alnd more SAN installs with VSphere 4.

    So I wouldn't mind getting involved in some of that.
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Nice one mate, sounds like you are progressing well. 8)

    IT director next?
     
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  10. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Just trying to keep up with you fella 8)
     
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  11. Sparky
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    I'm slowing down, well with the certs anyway.

    Need to get the finger out but the work stuff comes first (pays the bills), another install tomorrow to plan for! :biggrin
     
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  12. jk2447

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    Ha ha ha don't we just, I feel like I know Incident, Problem and Change better than I do the guys sitting next to me :S Love you guys n gals if you're reading this :D I love working for AO, you should give us a try if you ever fancy a change, although judging by what you're up to, I doubt thats going to be anytime soon :cry:
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  13. Bluerinse
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    Great to hear your being given challenging work Craigie 8)
     
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  14. onoski

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    Well done Craigie:) and glad to hear you're cracking on well with the new role.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
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  15. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Yeah Craigie but stop pigeon holing yourself with one specific skill, broaden the tasks you do sheeesh.......:twisted:
     
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