Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Networks and Systems UnSIG
Four Points Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
When:10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Note: Registration begins at 9:00am
Workshop Organizer: Ed Kohler of Siena College
You are a Networking or Systems Engineer. Or Systems Programmer, Systems Administrator, Network Manager, or any other title describing a hands-on technician responsible for campus technology infrastructure. You spend most of your time buried in the innards of highly complex systems doing work that causes your colleagues in Academic Computing, or User Services to have their eyes glaze over.
This SIG is an opportunity to share thoughts, stories, and challenges with people who get as excited as you do by things like virtualization hypervisors, P2P protocol fingerprinting, or the merits of different DNS TTL values. You will learn how new technologies are being implemented at other institutions; Hear about the risks and benefits of open-source versus commercial applications; and have opportunities to bounce your own ideas off people who are doing similar things on other campuses.
The day will be presented as an UN-SIG with very short presentations on specific campus implementations of technology in a particular area, followed by an open discussion where attendees can share what is happening on their campus, or discuss problems that they have encountered, or just listen to what others are doing. There will be three guided discussions on specific topics followed by an open roundtable discussion with all topics on the table.
Come enjoy a day spent with people who understand what you are talking about without having to simplify to the point of meaninglessness.
9:00am – 10:00am Registration and Coffee
10:00am – 11:00am Voip and Server Based PBX's
Mark Dumic, Director, Networking and Telecommunications, Swarthmore College
Ed Kohler, Network Technician, Siena College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Augmenting a standard PBX with a server based PBX to create an automatic call distribution system for support calls.
11:00amam - 11:45am Network and Systems Monitoring
Ryan Decker , Siena College
Mark Dumic, Director of Networking and Telecommunications, Swarthmore College
Ed Kohler, Network Technician, Siena College
Choosing an overall monitoring solution for servers, systems, and network equipment
11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm - 1:45pm Desktop Virtualization
An overview of desktop virtualization solutions and potential pitfalls in providing virtual desktop solutions to labs and off campus access. This would include providing specialized software, fixed environments, ease of management, and consistency of the user experience across platforms. Some of the solutions might be: VMware, Citrix, terminal services, etc.
2:00pm - 3:00pm Open Forum - Continuation of discussion on previous topics
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