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Sysadmin Today Podcast

Discussing and sharing ideas, solutions and strategies related to building and maintaining an IT infrastructure. Will also be sharing stories from the trenches, product and tool reviews, virtualization, Office 365 and much more. Please check us out every week for new episodes.
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Aug 5, 2017
In this episode, it's all about Active Directory. I discuss the history, features and structure of Active Directory, including best practices.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Comparison of Active Directory and Windows NT
http://www.windows-active-directory.com/active-directory-and-windows-nt.html

AD Features introduced by different version of Windows Server
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/19037.active-directory-features-in-different-versions-of-windows-server.aspx

Active Directory Best Practices
http://www.mdmarra.com/2013/04/best-practices-for-configuring-new.html

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Jul 29, 2017
Just wanted to say Happy Sysadmin Day to all, and provide an update regarding upcoming episodes.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Podnutz Daily #487
http://podnutz.com/pnd487/

Call that Girl Podcast #86
https://callthatgirl.podbean.com/e/show-86-lisa-talks-to-paul-joyner-from-sysadmin-today-podcast-about-office-365-and-podcasting/

Sysadmin Day Website
http://www.sysadminday.com

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Jul 15, 2017
In this episode, we will cover tools & utilities and sharing some stories from the trenches.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Supported USB device models for passthrough from an ESXi host to a virtual machine https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1021345

Altaro
http://www.altaro.com

Hak5
https://hakshop.com/

RoboCopy Sample
robocopy "source" "target" *.* /E /B /SEC /R:0

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Jul 2, 2017
In this episode, we will cover the code of ethics for system administrators, and how it can affect customer/user relationships.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Code of Ethics
https://lopsa.org/CodeOfEthics

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Jun 17, 2017
In this episode, we will discuss how Office 365 helps Sysadmin’s. Plus sharing some stories from the trenches.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Log Parser Studio 2.0
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2013/06/17/log-parser-studio-2-0-is-now-available/

Exchange Server User Monitor
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51101

SQL Monitor
http://www.red-gate.com/products/dba/sql-monitor/

Please Support the Channel
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Jun 5, 2017
In this episode, we discuss all things DNS. This will include internal and external DNS server's usage, and how DNS works with Active Directory.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

DNS Lookup Order
Local Cache
Local Host File
Sends query to assigned DNS Server
DNS Server Cache
DNS Zones
DNS Forwarders
DNS Root Hints

DNS Stub Zones Information
http://techgenix.com/dns_stub_zones
http://www.cloudyfuture.net/2015/08/24/why-dont-people-use-stub-zones

Why use third party DNS Servers
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-third-party-dns-servers-secure

DNS Made Easy
http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com

Open DNS
https://www.opendns.com

DNS Record Types
https://blog.dnsimple.com/2015/04/common-dns-records

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May 27, 2017
In this episode, we will review setting up a maintenance and renewal schedule. This will include Server, SAN, Network, AD, OS and Application maintenance.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Click below to download the Server & Network Maintenance Checklist Guide!
Maintenance Checklist

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Replmon & Repadmin Info https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2009/07/01/getting-over-replmon/
https://virtualizationmaximus.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/run-replmon-on-windows-server-2008-r2-2012-r2-windows-7-8-8-1-without-installing-windows-server-2003-support-tools-2/

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May 20, 2017
In this episode, I discuss best practices for setting up and maximizing a VMware environment. Including CPU, Memory, Storage and Network optimizations.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Disk Performance
Device Latency not to exceed 25ms | Kernel & Queue Latency not to exceed 2ms | Total latency not to exceed 27ms
Counters to use:
Queue command latency
Physical device read latency
Command latency
Kernel command latency
Kernel read latency
Bus resets
Queue read latency
Physical device write latency

Network Performance
Look for dropped packets, usage in KBPS, check for errors on the physical switch port.
Counters to use:
Data receive rate
Data transmit rate
Receive packets dropped
Transmit packets dropped
Usage

MEM Performance for VMware Essentials Customers
https://www.nexusos.co.uk/content/news/blog-articles/tech/mem-performance-for-vmware-essentials-customers.ashx

Performance Best Practice for VMware 6.0
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-perfbest-practices-vsphere6-0-white-paper.pdf

Veeam One Monitoring
https://www.veeam.com/virtual-server-management-one-free.html

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May 7, 2017
In this episode, I will share my thoughts on the future of business computing. In particular, how hosted platforms like Azure and AWS are changing the foundation of business computing.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

OpenEdx
https://openedx.microsoft.com/

PluralSight
https://www.pluralsight.com/

Udemy
https://www.udemy.com/courses/

IT Pro TV
https://itpro.tv/

Please Support the Channel
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Apr 29, 2017
In this episode, I will share some stories and tips from my week in tech. This includes Office 365's Litigation on hold feature, VMware performance tuning tips regarding vCPU's, running WordPress on IIS and discussing how to develop policies to address phishing attacks.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Litigation on hold
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3079099/cloud-computing/doing-ediscovery-litigation-hold-and-addressing-journaling-in-office-365.html

ESX Performance Tool ESXTOP
http://www.vfrank.org/esxtop/
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/

Next Generation Sync Client | Sync now with # and % in filename
https://hansbrender.com/2017/04/18/next-generation-sync-client-sync-now-with-and-in-filename/

Please Support the Channel
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Apr 22, 2017
In this episode we discuss Enterprise storage using Dell’s EqualLogic platform as well as optimizations for VMware and Microsoft

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
https://vmpete.com/2011/01/28/how-i-use-dellequallogics-sanhq-in-my-environment/

EqualLogic Snapshots and Clones: Best Practices
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/3619.equallogic-snapshots-and-clones-best-practices-and-sizing-guidelines-by-sis

Best Practices for Deploying Dell EqualLogic Synchronous Replication
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20437935/download

Multipathing in vSphere using EQL MEM
https://vmpete.com/2012/09/20/multipathing-in-vsphere-with-the-dell-equallogic-multipathing-extension-module-mem/

Best Practices for Implementing VMware vSphere in a Dell PS Series Storage Environment
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20434601

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Mar 26, 2017
In this episode we discuss what it is like being a System Administrator.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

IT Pro TV
https://itpro.tv/
PluralSight
https://www.pluralsight.com/
Altaro Backup Solution
http://www.altaro.com/
AirServer

https://www.airserver.com/
Synology
https://www.synology.com/

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Mar 20, 2017
In this episode we discuss how to protect your data and provide redundancy.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

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Mar 5, 2017
In Part two of our Cloud series we will be discussing hosted Infrastructure. I will be using Azure as the cloud platform to build our hosted datacenter.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Show Links
Azure Pricing Calculator
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/

Azure Server Information
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines/windows/

Azure VPN Gateway Information
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-about-vpngateways

ExpressRoute Information
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/expressroute/expressroute-prerequisites

Azure Storage Types
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/storage/?b=16.50

Azure Backup Information
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/backup

Azure Estimate for our example Acme Company Data Center


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Feb 26, 2017
In Part one of our Cloud series we will be breaking down the components of Office 365.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Show Links
Compare Office 365 Plans
https://products.office.com/en-us/business/compare-more-office-365-for-business-plans

Instructions for using the new One Drive client for SharePoint
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Enable-users-to-sync-SharePoint-files-with-the-new-OneDrive-sync-client-22e1f635-fb89-49e0-a176-edab26f69614

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Feb 24, 2017
In this Episode, we discuss the purpose and direction of this podcast as well as getting to know your host.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

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