This was an interesting read. I had never really given any thought to corruption in IT beyond the faking it idea. I sure as heck wouldn't feel comfortable working somewhere and not knowing what I'm doing and not even making an effort to learn.
And yet, it's so common that people no longer even realize it is something to question!
@worden2 So this is one of those get certified while getting a degree schools like WGU?
Yes and no. I don't think my college is going to start employing "course facilitators" instead of professors, and simply point students to the material and expect them to grind through it. On the other hand, as a 2 year college we're not diving too deep into theory and abstracted concepts because of the time scale we're at. Does that clarify it? I do know one of our graduates is doing the WGU thing right now as part of a BS and is getting their MCSA as part of it. Personally, I think we use the certs as external validation that we're staying relevant, but when I see the A+ and other certs not keeping up (the latest A+ cert finally eliminated floppy drive questions!) I worry we're slipping behind as well.
Certs are not in any way a validation that you are relevant and certainly not ones that are not even in the right field. Certs have a place, a good one, but they are VENDOR TOOLS, not industry ones. It's not appropriate to be using them in an academic setting in any way unless, as you had originally stated, using them as a guide to the "level" of knowledge, but never as a guide to the actual knowledge.
How do you teach IT or Systems Administration without teaching students about any technologies they would be using on the job? You can't administer a System (which is from a vendor) if you don't know anything about it.
So if a course wants to teach Linux or Windows Server administration... Well surely covering many of the things the "vendor tool" covers is a great start... Competencies, measured skills, etc.
Well the first thing is that a course in college should not be teaching Linux or Windows administration, that's a trade school's job. They should be teaching concepts of administration. Now, that said, they need operating systems to use for that. But teaching concepts instead of specifics is the core concept of academic work and is very different than teaching to a vendor cert.
Remember collegiate academic work isn't for the purpose of teaching on the job skills, but to teach someone the fundamentals and concepts so that those specific skills will make sense. You aren't teaching them which button to push, but why a button like it needs to be pushed.
Example... you don't learn details of NTFS and ReFS, but you do learn file system concepts so that when someone tells you the details of NTFS and ReFS you can immediately understand them and understand other IT concepts when the market changes.
This is a problem I see with most college grads. Instead of learning IT concepts, they just memorize the motions to go through to accomplish a task. They are only trained to follow a script, they don't understand why they do things or what they do means.
I think that while it would be great, older XenServer is going to be out of scope, at least for a really long time, with Sodium. There are a lot of barriers there and a really small use case. Now the current XenServer might be a different matter. Has anyone looked at that at all?
Yeah, while I had a system available I figured looking to see if it would "just work" made sense. But the version of Python is to old, and it's a huge hassle to get a newer version installed at best.
The way that refurb Dell gear works is that it is still new, but has been passed through a customer, has had a box opened, been returned on a deal with changed specs, etc. It's not legally new, but not used, either.
Cant you just use the wsus console to view this information? It will tell you how many computers and which computers need/have a specific update applied.
I suppose you could take that page, find the query it uses and copy it.
Or just use the console.
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These things really make me wish for a way to have a fake bank account that could track these schemes.
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@dashrender For me personally, it's almost stressful, because as an IT educator I straddle both realities. As for your last point, my wife and I just had our 20th anniversary, btw. I know of what you speak, but do not speak of it! :)
20 years, nice. I've been married for 16, together for 23.
And that would do it, one would need to create 2 files, companyName.txt.j2 and mast.conf.j2 with either variables, or just directly with proper values. If someone is already using Ansible, they should easily be able to do that.
The OP has one internet connection that needs to be split over two servers.
Normally one would install a switch and then run a cable from each server to the switch, and the switch to the internet... BUT - in this case, the OP doesn't have an open power socket for the switch (it would cost them more money) so they are looking for a way to do ICS (Internet connection sharing) from one server to the other.
This really seems like a bad idea. I'm guessing this means no Out of Band connections for the servers, and only a single connection for both servers. So if the first server dies, the second one becomes useless.
Really seems like a time to re-evaluate the priorities here - why are you in a DC if you can't afford these other seemingly needed things.
Thanks for the response! If the first server died, the datacenter team would pull the cable from the dead server and immediately plug it into the 2nd server, so there'd be a small window of downtime, but it'd theoretically take over all duties immediately. Agree it's a bad idea, but this is all for a hobby project where some downtime is acceptable and I'm trying to really be a cheap muhfuh :)
Not sure that would work. It would depend on how it's set up.
It would be really nice if we could share links directly to tickets and assets with people. That way when I am working with someone I could just grab the ticket link and give it to them in a IM session or email and they could go straight there, no extra effort. Would speed things up a lot and allow things to be referenced in other ways.
This is a really good point, I can understand that. Maybe we can sneak this in on one of the releases tonight.
Not tieing my to me desk to make a phone call. I wear a DECT headset pretty much all day. When I am at my desk I don't need this function, but when I am working from elsewhere around the house, I cannot originate a call without it. That or I have to walk back to my office.
Luckily FOP2 also has a call origination function.
aww, since your headset doesn't have a keypad, you need this to make calls from your headset.
Why would I want a headset to have a keypad? It is a headset.
I know your just angry because you haven't had enough coffee or nooners, whatever - it's OK.
If hangry is when being hungry makes you angry, would this be cangry or nangry?
Tinkering a bit with FreePBX at home and I saw there is an option for using SMS service with it. Documentation suggests that this only works with SIPStation and I was not especially looking to sign up with them.
Does anyone know if that function is really locked down to the one SIP provider? I saw that VoIP.ms has some support for SMS but wasn't able to find anything about whether that would work within FreePBX or not. All signs kind of point to this being a no go at the moment.
There is nothing locked down to a specific thing with Asterisk. Asterisk is completely FOSS.
FreePBX modules may or may not be FOSS as you see.
There have been SMS modules and scripts created over the years for Asterisk systems. I would have to dig into them to find something though. It has not been anything a client has requested recently.
SIPStation pricing is not the best, but if SMS is really needed, it is not all that expensive.