huband, father, gamer, it guy

Jon Vallier

Experienced IT professional and devoted family man, constantly striving to perfect my skills at both.


I am an experienced IT professional acquainted with all aspects of technology and business, including server and desktop support and management, VoIP phones, database and financial management in the legal industry.


  • So after passing the Security+ in 10 days I decided to go back and take a look how I got here and why.

    Also since I already had the CompTIA Network+ under by belt, I also received the CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist.

    Training Material


    Thoughts on Test

    Passed the CompTIA Security+

  • Content coming soon…

    Rasomware: what is it and what can it do?

  • Benefits of hosted

    • Quick installation and ease of use: PnP phones, training already in place, less downtown during change
    • Integration with existing systems: Outlook, Android/iPhone
    • Scalability: easily add 10/100 phones, server users only what is needed
    • Adaptability: many different desk/cell phone options, can change
    • Enhanced Collaboration: join meeting with 1 click, static team chat, IM
    • Superior customer support: more than just the firm’s small department, 24/365 (variable)
    • Budget flexibility: Same small cost over time, CapEx vs OpEx, no lump sum, only pay for what you use
    • Reliability and security: big company = big security budget, same price for 2x 3x redundancy
    • Be a better manager: included detailed call logs, mobility for always on monitoring

    Benefits of On-Prem

    • Ownership: asset, cannot be taken away or changed without notice
    • Control: CSIT can manage and customize and change as desired
    • Cost: all up-front, small maintenance/license fees monthly
    • Stability: don’t fix it if it’s not broke

    VoIP PBX On-Prem vs Hosted

  • Content pending…

    VPN to MPLS and Changing ISP

  • Contracted with vendor to purchase and install 5 high quality PTZ cameras that allow multiple streams locally and remotely for 8 hours of recording of a mock jury.

    Camera System

  • My experience with going to high availability has been great. I took the firm from single hardware servers installed with a single operating system and upgraded us to running hypervisors and setting those hypervisors up with high availability.

    We set up high availability and multiple stages of backups. I have set up our servers in sets of three and two where the software allows High availability mode. For our citric servers we have a grouping of three that run High availability mode period with a backup off-site server in case the entire cluster goes down. We also have two Synology servers that run at high availability mode. There is only two because that is all the Synology supports the synchronization of two servers.

    But do remember that high availability like raid is not a backup. Well all the drive discs are set up and raid and the physical servers are set up with High availability, we still need a backup. I’ve configured backups using the standard 321 rule. Have at least three copies of your data store it on at least two different Medias and have one copy off site.

    Going HA

October 25, 2020

“When You Aren’t Sure of God’s Direction” by Karen J. Salisbury

Sit Tight ‘So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.” But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” ‘ […]

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October 23, 2020

Daily Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 4

Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.1 Timothy 4:7‭-‬8 ESV

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July 24, 2020

Verse of the Day: Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. Nahum 1:7 ESV

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June 6, 2020

Daily Bible Reading: John 17

“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.John 17:20‭-‬21 […]

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