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  • How network management can use ITIL best practices to b

    Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) offers network professionals a way to thrive. Understanding business process is the first of four ITIL best practices for network management.

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet: Investigate carefully before choos

    In any data center with 10 Gigabit Ethernet, IT professionals must decide whether optical fiber or copper cables will best support their networking equipment. Solutions vary in terms of maximum int...

  • Optimization of the data center with 10 Gigabit Etherne

    Data center networking has taken advantage of 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Optimize your interconnection equipment and prevent latency with more efficient LAN technology.

  • Converged Enhanced Ethernet: Protocols enhance data cen

    10 Gigabit Ethernet performance in the data center is improving. Network traffic and packet loss issues are being solved with new, more efficient protocols. Price, performance and flexibility have ...

  • Verify network connectivity with TCP/IP protocol stack

    When you troubleshoot Windows network connectivity, make sure there are no problems with the local TCP/IP protocol stack. Brien M. Posey guides you step-by-step through testing the local host's abi...

  • Persistent, secure connections for roaming WiMAX, 3G an

    With the proliferation of wireless services, mobile workers who must communicate over both the LAN and WAN seek secure, persistent connections for their wireless devices across WiMAX, 3G and 802.11...

  • Securing embedded 802.11n devices

    As WLANs are updated to 802.11n, most will be populated by increasingly diverse embedded 802.11n devices, including phones, cameras and barcode scanners. These pose unique challenges for network ma...

  • 802.11n's impact on WLAN security

    802.11n wireless LANs offer many benefits over 802.11a/b/g for not only performance but also network security. However, 802.11n can also bring new security threats. As businesses move full steam ah...

  • Check IP configuration to troubleshoot Windows network

    You can diagnose network connectivity problems by checking your TCP/IP configuration. To learn how to do this, article author Brien Posey gives you step-by-step directions on how to perform simple ...

  • How to monitor and manage your data center network

    A large part of designing and building a good data center network is making sure you can monitor and manage it effectively. This tip covers some issues that complicate managing data center networks...

  • Building the network infrastructure in your data center

    The network architect must help contribute to an energy-efficient and cost-effective data center network design -- without sacrificing performance. This can be accomplished by choosing optimal netw...

  • Power and cooling in data center network design

    The network architect involved in data center design needs to be aware of issues that factor into networking the data center beyond the network itself. This tip will introduce physical facilities c...

  • Managing virtual network relationships

    Managing virtual network relationships is trickier than managing physical server relationships. When using server virtualization, data center network managers need a way to reconnect physical resou...

  • Using ping command to troubleshoot Windows networks

    Using ping command for troubleshooting networks will narrow down the causes of your Windows PC connectivity problems from the command line (CL) prompt window. The introduction to this TCP/IP diagno...

  • Network performance in virtual server environments

    Network performance and throughput are crucial areas where server virtualization can affect the data center network. These need attention from networking professionals. As organizations expand thei...

  • How to use Netsh WLAN to configure wireless connections

    Learn how to configure wireless networking connections, specifically, Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista wireless connections, from the command line interface (CLI) using Netsh WLAN. Figure out how ...

  • Server virtualization and the impact on network configu

    Server virtualization delivers sophisticated capabilities that affect performance, scaling and connectivity needs. Solutions have evolved from enabling partitioning of a single computer into multip...

  • Avoiding the WPA wireless security standard crack

    The latest crack in wireless Internet security, specifically, the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security standard, can threaten the safety of enterprise networks and company information or data. Thi...

  • Learning more about WMI scripting

    Once you've learned how to write Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scripts to manage various aspects of Windows-based networks, check out the top resources recommended for your study. In thi...

  • Disabling friendly error messages to troubleshoot HTTP

    To troubleshoot an HTTP error code, you may need to disable Internet Explorer's friendly error messages. In this tip, learn how to do this and discover the reasons why you may continue to see the s...