Leon Adato is a Head Geek and technical evangelist at SolarWinds, and is a Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSE and SolarWinds Certified Professional (he was once a customer, after all). His 25 years of network management experience spans financial, healthcare, food and beverage, and other industries.


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Systems

SysAdmin Day 2019: The Secret to Getting Ahead

July 26, 2019

Looking back across the months since SysAdmin Day 2018, it’s obvious we’re all dealing with a remarkably different (in some ways exciting, in others, horrifying) IT landscape than the one we had a year ago. Sure, all the familiar landmarks are there: routers still …


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Networks

How to Create ACLs

July 24, 2019

It’s no secret that I have a love affair with all things “monitoring.” I love the tools; I love the basic techniques those tools execute; I love the ways the data can be visualized and used; I love the opportunities for automation that monitoring …




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Networks

Head in the Sand About Cloud: Part 3

March 18, 2019

In my first post in this series, I introduced an online discussion that sparked a few ideas for me about ways in which some IT professionals have developed poor responses to common situations. In that post, I looked at what may be lurking underneath …



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Networks

Head in the Sand About Cloud: Part 2

February 18, 2019

Last month I started an analysis about an argument… I mean a “passionate discussion” on social media. My goal in this series is to use that conversation as a framework to explore and solve some sub-optimal thinking patterns that I’ve seen in both beginners …


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Networks

Head in the Sand About Cloud: Part 1

January 30, 2019

A recent argument on Twitter (“What?!” I can hear you exclaim, “People disagree on Twitter? This cannot be true!”) highlighted for me just how persistent people can be in holding on to outmoded beliefs, despite the overwhelming preponderance of evidence to the contrary (“WHAT!!” …


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Networks

The Cost of Monitoring – With the Wrong Tool

December 17, 2018

or “It’s not just the cost of buying the puppy, it’s the cost of feeding the puppy that adds up” This is a story I’ve told out loud many times, on conference calls, and around water coolers. But I’ve never written it down fully until now. …