David’s Cisco Networking Blog:

May, 2009


May 31, 2009  5:24 AM

VIDEO: How to Install Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Recently, I created a new video that shows how to install Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008. While this isn't that hard, you do need to know where to go, inside Windows Server 2008, to install and configured Hyper-V. Learn how to install it, configuring it, and use it. Watch my step by step video...

May 31, 2009  5:07 AM

Prevent Network Attacks on your Cisco Network including the ping of death

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Over at TrainSignalTraining, they recently published towCisco Security articles that I found to be very helpful if you have any remote interest in preventing networks attacks. The articles are:


May 31, 2009  4:59 AM

5 Great Things about Windows Server 2008 – is an upgrade worth it?

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

In a new article from Windows Server HQ, Microsoft Windows guru Brian Nelson delves into 5 things that make Windows Server 2008 so great. He covers each of the following major changes to Windows Server, in detail:

  1. Virtualization
  2. Core Server Installation Option
  3. Read...


May 30, 2009  11:38 PM

VMware vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA)

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

VMware is now offering a "technology preview" / beta of an upcoming new product - vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA). By installing this appliance in your virtual infrastructure, you will be able to remotely manage your ESX hosts and virtual machines. Here are some of the features of...


May 30, 2009  9:41 AM

LanSweeper – free inventory of network devices and software

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

One of the best free network hardware and software inventory applications out there is LanSweeper. Recently, they have begun to offer a free edition. What does it do for you? Lansweeper is a powerful freeware solution (without any embedded ads) that performs a  complete software, hardware,...


May 30, 2009  8:31 AM

Cisco IOS How-To Tips and Tricks

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

I have published over 20 different Cisco IOS tip and trick articles over at the Petri IT Knowledgebase. In these Cisco tips, I cover things like setting up a Cisco switch, VLAN configuration, DDNS, ACLs, and selecting the right router for your CCNA...


May 29, 2009  12:03 AM

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

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

I attended Cisco Live/Networkers 2007 in Las Vegas and it was a blast! While I may always call it "Networkers" instead of Live - its still the best networking conference in the world. Besides John Chambers big keynote, tons of Cisco Education, lots of vendors, and big This year, Cisco Live will in...


May 28, 2009  12:16 AM

Free Network Security Scanner from GFI LanGuard

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Like free tools? Who doesn't! GFI, the makers of the very popular network security scanner, are now offering a free version LANguard! LANguard performs:

  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Patch...


May 24, 2009  11:21 PM

Use your iPhone or Blackberry to Manage VMware ESX and Hyper-V

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Hyper9, the makers of the virtualization management, alerting, and troubleshooting tool, is about to release a new version of Virtualization Mobile Manager (VMM). With this tool, you can manage your VMware, Hyper-V, or Xen Infrastructure from your iPhone or...


May 24, 2009  7:21 AM

Free SQL 101 Video & New SQL Server 2008 Training Course

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This week, Train Signal computer training announced their latest video training product - SQL 2008 Administration. In this new 10 hour course, their MCT Instructor, Mel Haynes,...


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