Welcome to The Hub! Would you please introduce yourself to the community?

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Hello everyone and welcome to our new community. It would be great if you could take a moment to introduce yourself, where you are from, and what types of information you are interested in seeing in the community. I look forward to working with all of you as your new Community Manager!
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Benjamin West

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Hi. I am Benjamin West. I am the IT Manager at Ross Environmental Services in Elyria, OH. We are a relatively new Enterasys customer who are in the process of converting over from a Cisco network. I am interested in learning more about the Enterasys solution. I am specifically looking for information on tips from converting from a Cisco environment, integration with VMWare, and how people are taking advantage of Netsight and NAC.
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Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Extreme Alumna

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Hi Ben,

This is a great suggestion for a new topic, so I created a question to the forum to continue the discussion with other members of the community.

Thanks! Tamera Please reference the new topic here: Anyone have tips for converting from Cisco to Enterasys?
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Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Extreme Alumna

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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main topic, so I created a new topic to continue the discussion.

Thanks Ben! Please reference the new topic here: How are others taking advantage of Netsight and NAC?
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Martin Fries

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My name is Martin Fries and I am manager of Network Services at Baruch College, City University of New York. I am interested in hearing from all kinds of users and for an open discussion of issues. I am most interested in issues from other large enterprises, but I feel I can learn from all other types of users.
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Welcome to the community Martin! I suggest that you create a question (topic) for the community regarding what types of issues regarding large enterprise issues you would like discussed. Looking forward to working with you on The Hub!
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Richard Applebee

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Hello. My name is Richard Applebee. I am a network engineer at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. We have been Enterasys customers since before they were Enterasys! Interested in pretty much everything as we are running S gear in our core, DFE and K series at the edge and HiPath wireless. NetSight is our NMS.
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Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Extreme Alumna

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Welcome Richard and great to meet you! I was with Cabletron back in the day. Please feel free to ask questions, give praise, or check out our FAQ.
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Hello everyone, My name is Lindsay and I work here at Enterasys as an Application Developer. I am interested in understanding the questions and ideas customers are sharing here in the new community. I am here to help with any technical questions related to using the community as the Community Administrator. I look forward to working with everybody!
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Jon Linton

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Hello, My name is Jon Linton. I manage Henry Ford Health System's Wireless network. We have over 4000 AP's deployed. I'd love to hear your experiences good and bad. I've been working with this product since HiPath V3.0. I'm also a CWNE so I'd also be interested in hearing about any wireless questions regardless of the vendor.
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Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Extreme Alumna

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Welcome Jon and great to "see" you! Might I suggest that you use this forum to suggest product enhancements for our wireless product managers? Feel free to start a new topic above and suggest away.
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Hi, my name is Karla Ledesma. I'm a network engineer working in Q Tech Now, Mexico. We are Enterasys partners, working with integrated solutions: switching, wireless and security.
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Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Extreme Alumna

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Welcome Karla! It's great to meet you. Please feel free to post questions, comments or start a topic regarding your experiences as an Enterasys partner. Also, feel free to post in Spanish if you would like. Have a great day!
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Good morning everyone! I'm James Wiedel from the University of Southern California. We have been an Enterasys customer since the company was nearly born (as Cabletron) and every once and a while find some gear out in the field to prove it. (We recently uncovered an MRXI still attached to a wall and it still works!) I also just found an LR2000. The point here is that we have run just about every product that Cabletron/Enterasys produced, minus the token ring goodies.
Current network approaches 100,000 ports based on 2200's, 6000's (yes, we still have some running SFS), A, B, C, D, E, K, N, and S series switches. We are in a long upgrade cycle replacing the 2200's/6000's with K's typically. Some N's are getting replaced too.
We make extensive use of the policies for our own protection. It is amazing how many times our own field services organization loops networks, set the IP address of a VOIP phone to the default gateway and the like.
We have CA Spectrum running as the major monitoring tool and over 4400 Aruba access points to boot.
This forum should be interesting because it's all about the users! Users are people and people are interesting
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Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Extreme Alumna

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Hi James. I sold many MRXI and TMS-3's back in 36 Industrial Way. It would be great if you could share some of your experiences in utilizing policy on the Enterasys gear. Perhaps even discuss one situation where this helped in some way. Feel free to start a new topic! I look forward to working with you in the community and look forward to any and all product feedback and suggestions. Welcome to The Hub!
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Good Morning James! Welcome to the new Enterasys online community, we are looking forward to your experience and expertise on this forum!
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Head: Data Telecommunications for the City of Cape Town in South Africa. Around 15,000 users across 500 sites.

We also go back to Cabletron -- not quite as far back as some of the above, but we did "enjoy" the use of SSR-520 routers, with the wonderful "t 5" and "t 6" commands. We still have SSR-8600 and XP-2400 devices in service.

We currently have more than 2,300 Enterasys devices live on our network, with S8 switches at the core all the way down to V2H124-24 switches at the far edge with just about everything else in between.
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Welcome to The Hub Patrick!  We are thrilled to have you and look forward to many conversations.  I see you added your profile pictures.  Fantastic!!  
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Hi. Neil McMahon from the UK. Manager of the HPC Advanced Networking Team at a government site.

I too go back to the Cabletron days - the MT-800 and its rebadged variants that were sold by companies such as Prime Computers back in the day. Over the years we have had pretty much every Cabletron and Enterasys product that supports Fibre Optic connections, including FDDI.

Currently we're running S8 chassis and filling them with either 40G or 10G in the core and 40g / 1G for the desktop connectivity. We also run C5 switches for desktop connectivity in smaller locations

Also in service are Mellanox SX1036 40G switches and shortly the Arista 7508E, both to provide high density 40G connectivity.

We also have NAC and SIEM deployed along with the usual management tools

I'm currently working on establishing a new HPC network and (amongst many other things) the challenges of implementing the above security tools in such a high bandwidth (non windows) environment.
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So nice to meet you Neil! I also hail from the Cabletron days so I'm sure we will have plenty to discuss. We would love it if you could expand your thoughts on some of the challenges you are facing deploying NAC and SIEM in your environment.
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Hello. I am Charlie Altherr, Lead Network Engineer for Sauder Woodworking Company in Archbold, Ohio US.

I go back to 1994, in the old Cabletron days, when we purchased our first MMAC plus, MMAC-8s and a bunch of token-ring gear. We have since gone through FDDI, fiber optics to the desktop, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, etc.

Today, we have S-series, N-series, HiPath wireless, RoamAbout wireless, Netsight Suite, NAC and Dragon IDS. We are currently looking at upgrading our IDS and adding SIEM.

We are a local campus environment, with other locations in California, Carolina and China. We also have subsidaries in Indiana.
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Mike Lytle, Employee

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Good Morning Charlie! Great to see you on here! Welcome!
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Hello, I'm Chandip Singh Jagpal, Technical Consultant at NETconnection Systems. We are a systems integrator based in the UK and a Enterasys European Partner. I'm also a former Enterasys/Cabletron employee and have been working with the products since 1996. Looking forward to sharing and learning user experiences.
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Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Extreme Alumna

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Welcome to The Hub Chandip!  We look forward to your valuable contribution to the forum.
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Javier Solis

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Hi. My name is Javier Solis and I work for Purdue University Calumet. I hold the position of network administrator. Our campus currently has around 10,000 students enrolled. We currently support around 7,000 edge ports and we see around 7,000 unique wireless devices connect to our network per semester. We have been a long time enterasys customer. We still have an old cabletron SSR sitting in our spare parts closet that hasn't been thrown away yet. We have E1's, G3's,C's, DFE's, K series, S series, enterasys wireless controllers/APs, NMS, NAC, and Enterasys SIEM. We love all the features we get with Enterasys and we use the heck out of netsight flexviews, oneview, policy manager, NAC manager, and inventory manager.

I hope to be able to share how we use the Enterasys product and would love to hear how others are using it as well. I would also like to give feedback to enterasys about our future needs and maybe see if others are interested giving feedback for new product ideas as well.
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Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Extreme Alumna

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Hi Javier and welcome.  I highly suggest that you take a moment to look at our forum and start a topic thread on some of the unique ways Enterasys products have worked with Purdue.  Also, please utilize our "Share and idea" tab and start suggesting product enhancements.  This is a direct line to our product deveopment group so hopefully everyone can see where these ideas lead.  Great to have you and look forward to seeing your feedback!!
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Hi!

Rodolfo Nützmann, formerly with Cabletron (96-00) Riverstone (00-03) and Enterasys (05-07) tech support (not mentioning deviations ;p ), currently (13-14) network and security technologies consultant at a top Extreme Networks partner in Brazil - TDec Network Group.

Have been designing, installing and supporting LANs, MANs, security and management systems for a while, and my current interests lie in applications and user experience - SDN, CDN/ADN, NGFW, and the next big thing - IdentiFi !


A road warrior, troubleshooter and customer advocate by nature, I enjoy myself the most when training people and developing marketing strategies.
Ok - closing deals and solving pesky issues do have their endorphine rush merits... ;-)
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Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Extreme Alumna

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Welcome to the community Rodolfo! I am also a former Cabltroner (90-96).  We look forward to your thoughts, feedback and guidance in The HUB!  
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Great to see you on here Rodolfo!  We look forward to your expertise and experience in this community!
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Marco A. F. Mendes

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Hello, my name is Marco Mendes. I'm a Product Manager working in Secure IT, Brasil. We are Extreme Networks partners, working with integrated solutions: switching, wireless, security and professional services.
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Welcome to The Hub Marco!  
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khaleed

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Hello, my name is Khalid. I'm a network engineer in Malaysia Airports Berhad, KLIA Malaysia. We are one of existing extremenetworks customer. Currently in our baggage network we are using summit 150x-48p, 250-24p and latest we change our cisco 2950-12p to x440-24p poe to support our AP in baggage area.

The reason I'm joined this community because I want to have a fast response and a good solution to any problem that we face with our network. Thank you
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James Reynolds

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My name is James Reynolds and I'm an IT administrator at the University of Utah.  The department I work for has Summit switches. I'll probably have some questions as I learn more about them.
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Hello my name is Lily Smith and am a part time blogger working with SageNext Infotech LLC as an IT Analyst. SageNext is a leading QuickBooks Hosting provider.
The reason I'm joined this group in light of the fact that I need to have a quick response and a decent answer for any issue that we face with our system. Much obliged to you. This discussion should be interesting in light of the fact that its about the visitors
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Drew C., Community Manager

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Hi Lily,
Welcome to The Hub!  We're glad to have you.
We've got a friendly group of people here with a wide set of knowledge, so feel free to come to us with any questions you may have about Extreme Networks products and features.

-Drew
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