said by HELLFIRE:What's the knowledge base / qualifications? Across the board? Fresh out of school? Handy with a screwdriver but that's about it?
Immediate takeaway from this is as follows :
a) change control. I've had it drilled into my head the last 5.5 years to do it everytime. I can't count the number of
times it has saved by backside, while all the other yahoos still run in cowboy mode.
b) STP -- get it implemented ASAP! Also look into securing your layer 2. VLAN attacks, DHCP snooping, no trunk
autonegotiation, BPDU / ROOT guard, etc. I'm trying to visualize your network; it sounds like a collapsed core, but
I'm dreading that you've also collapsed your access layer into the core as well. I'm not sure.
said by Some1 SaveMe :
and these guys dont offer to contribute to any projects or any troubleshoot anything they just stand around and stare at me.
What's the knowledge base / qualifications? Across the board? Fresh out of school? Handy with a screwdriver but that's
about it? Second Wily_One
in that SOMEone needs to step up and say "we're going to fix this." First thing I can
think of is cross-training. The fact that they just "stare at you" is the first thing that needs fixing. If this is a team, then
anyone should have been able to pick this up and start working on it, with everyone else backing him / her up as needed.
If all they did was stand around and only offer information when you asked for it, "Houston, we have a problem."
A good starting point, after this mess is cleaned up, is sit everyone down and ask "okay, now if I wasn't here, what would
one of you have done in my place?"