Here is a follow-up from a post about 6 weeks ago.
- Working with Mark Moreno about upgrading our Firebox x700 to a Sonicwall NSA device. Lately the Firebox has been flaky. Since we use Google Apps, Fellowship One, and live on the web, we can’t have a flaky security appliance. UPDATE: The NSA 2400 is in place and working great. In the meantime I have been setting up advance configurations for VLANs, NAT routes for our security cameras, as well as site to site VPNs.
- Repairing a network cable Mike decided to cut in a fit of cleaning rage at The PontiacChurch. Luckily we had enough cable to re-terminate it and plug it right back in. UPDATE: No cable repairs needed lately 🙂
- Mess with VMware Server 2.0 to see if I can successfully update our Windows Server 2003 domain to Windows Server 2008 but still house it on the same hardware. This should allow our Remote Access through our Terminal Server (WS2008) to be much smoother. UPDATE: Within our VMs, I was able to run a DCPROMO on our 2003 domain and then configure our 2008 box as secondary domain controller. I have yet to this in our actual environment.
- Ebay a bunch of old hardware (old Dell 2650 and 2 laptops, Panasonic Security cameras). UPDATE: Money from the sale of these items went towards the purchase of a new Sharx SCNC2607. This camera does great in low light or even no light. A full review is on the way. The rest of the money went towards rackmount fiber hardware in the Bread of Life building.
- Installing Sophos Anti-virus on a few stubborn computers. UPDATE: Turns out the problem was within Windows Firewall
- Buying the necessary hardware to install a Dell 124T Tape Autoloader < $550. The Adaptec 39160 SCSI card was $6.50 and 5 tapes were $53 (used for now). This will make our backup solution much more reliable and give us the ability to take it off site. UPDATE: Equipment is working great. Our 55GB backup now takes a little under an hour. Not too long ago this would have taken 18 hours via a USB 1.1 external harddrive.