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March, 2009


March 31, 2009  5:45 AM

VIDEO: How to enable SSH in the Cisco IOS

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

In the video by CCIE Chris Bryant, he'll show you how to enable SSH in the Cisco IOS, step by step. He will also expalin why you shouln't use telnet as it just isn't secure. This video is just a tiny part of Chris's new CCNA...

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March 30, 2009  5:36 AM

How to Manage VMware ESX using your cellular Internet

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

In my latest SearchVMware.com article, I cover how to manage your VMware ESX Servers and your VIrtual Infrastructure using a cellular Internet connection and my experience doing so. Read my full article at:

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March 29, 2009  5:23 AM

LANsurveyor: Automatically Discover, Diagram, and Document Your Entire Network

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Is it true, could Solarwinds LANsurveyor really does this! I recently ran across this tool and thought I would recommend it to any...


March 29, 2009  4:57 AM

Video: Installing VMware ESX Server

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Over at SearchVMware.com they have published a sample video from my VMware ESX Server video training course. This video shows you how to

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March 28, 2009  1:13 PM

Video: How to perform DHCP Snooping from Train Signal

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In this sample of the Train Signal Cisco CCNA training course, Chris Bryant offers a demonstration on how to perform DHCP snooping in the Cisco IOS.

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March 28, 2009  4:57 AM

Video: How to Backup Hyper-V using Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Did you know that Microsoft has a backup and recovery application that can backup Hyper-V? Neither did I. Even better, DPM can backup:

  • Hyper-V Standalone and Win Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Individual Virtual Machines in Hyper-V
  • Virtual Server 2005
  • Exchange...


March 28, 2009  4:03 AM

Creating a CatchAll mailbox in Exchange 2007

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

I recently read an interesting article over at the Petri IT Knowledgebase from IT Pro Tom Finnis about how to create a "catchall mailbox" in Exchange 2007. I found this very useful because, in most companies, you want to see what mail isn't delivered anywhere. In that mail you may find...


March 28, 2009  3:41 AM

Will you be at Cisco Live! (Networkers) 2009 ?

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

I have attended Cisco Live! (formerly Cisco Networkers) and I loved it. This year, Cisco will host Cisco Live 2009 in San Francisco from June 27 to July 2, 2009. As usual, it is a huge conference of over 15K people learning about Cisco technologies. To me, what is different this year, is Cisco's...


March 28, 2009  3:33 AM

VIDEO – Activating a new Windows Server Core system

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Windows Server Core takes some know-how to activate your Microsoft license, once installed. Learn how to do it, step by step, in this video from WindowsServerHQ. Click the video screencapture below to get...


March 26, 2009  2:58 AM

Will Cisco’s New Unifed Computing System (UCS) change your datacenter?

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Recently Cisco announced their new Unified Computing System (UCS) and they say that it will change your datacenter. The video (below) starts off with "there is a movement afoot"... Sure, Cisco wants there to be a movement but will the movement catch on to datacenters around the world? That's hard...


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