For a list of all jabber users and their last login time, you can run the following query:

run sql
select e.userid, cd.timelastaccessed from enduser as e, credentialdynamic as cd, credential as cr where e.pkid=cr.fkenduser and e.tkuserprofile=1 and e.primarynodeid is not null and cr.tkcredential=3 and cr.pkid=cd.fkcredential order by cd.timelastaccessed

This date is in something called “epoch” format. To convert to something that makes sense, you’ll need to use the following formula:


This is for Eastern Standard Time where -5 = UTC -5, you can change this accordingly.

So I took the CCIE lab and failed my first attempt. I realize now it’s more about efficiency and speed than skill. 8 hours goes by in what seems like an hour. So I decided what I needed to do was practice the lab by repetition. After creating a mock lab, I made snapshots in vmware, then created a Power CLI script and bat file to revert to the snapshot and power back on. In one click I can just start all over and do it again!


Connect-VIServer -Server vcenter -User root -Password blahblah

$VMs = Get-Content ‘C:\vmlist.txt’
Get-Snapshot -VM $VMs -Name ccie | Foreach-Object { Set-VM -VM $_.VM -Snapshot $_ -Confirm: $false }
Start-VM -VM $VMs




C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -PSConsoleFile “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere PowerCLI\vim.psc1” -NoExit -Command “& ‘C:\revert.ps1′”


So for a g711 call with default payload carried over ethernet:

Total Packet Size: 40 + 18 + 160 = 218 bytes = 1744 bits

PPS = 64,000 (bitrate) / 1280 (payload size) = 50

Bandwidth = 1744 * 50 = 87,200 (or 87.2 kbps)

You could also use the Voice Bandwidth Calculator from TAC: