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November, 2009

November 30, 2009  6:40 PM

Feeding your Cat the Internet way

Posted by: David Davis

This video is very unique in that it uses Internet technology with behind the scenes web command language to automate a cat feeder. Even better, it uses a Cisco switch in the process! Check out the youtube video. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/HygPN9VpNWg " width="425"...

November 30, 2009  6:40 PM

Learn how to configure VMware ESX Server Alarms

Posted by: David Davis

Setting alarms can be very useful to a  VMware Admin. In my latest article, I discuss various alarms that come as default with VMware such as monitoring host usage. Take a look at this default overview screen:

November 30, 2009  6:36 PM

All Aboard for the VMware vCloud Express

Posted by: David Davis

In my latest my video I discuss what  vCloud Express can do to enrich the VMware Admin's world. VMWare is partnering with some specific companies to utilize "pay-as-you-go" capacity. Check out the virtual future of infrastructure computing in my new video, below...

November 29, 2009  6:31 PM

Gestalt IT, the Craigslist of new tech journalism

Posted by: David Davis

Gestalt IT's Field Day happened this month. This is a 2 day event where 15 independent bloggers are brought together to listen to vendors. From there, the bloggers post unbiased content about what they learned and what...

November 29, 2009  6:30 PM

How to configure VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM)

Posted by: David Davis

Why have servers powered on when they are not in use? In my November Virtualization Admin.com article, I show you by example how to automatically configure your VMware and recommend the best practices for "turning the lights on or off". Check out my detailed

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November 29, 2009  6:28 PM

Veeam says that the new Veeam Backup 4.0 is 10x faster

Posted by: David Davis

Backups have just become a lot faster and easier to manage. Veeam Backup 4.0 combines backup and replication into one convenient product for the same price. Some of the great features are:

  • Recovery of specific files without restoration of the entire image.
  • Provide...

November 29, 2009  6:24 PM

Woulda – Coulda – Shoulda-hinesight from the Experts

Posted by: David Davis

If you could go back in time, what would you have wished you'd known before starting an IT career?  Kasia Grabowska has compiled some really good insights from IT Experts to help those starting out in the field. Some thoughts resounded loud and clear as like mastering management skills along with...

November 28, 2009  6:28 PM

Cisco’s free iPhone app grabs security feeds

Posted by: David Davis

Cisco's offering of the Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) to go iPhone application is specifically made for security concerns and it's FREE. Michael Weir, manager of Cisco  security says, ... it let's users select from a range of information, including risk reports or news-related...

November 28, 2009  6:23 PM

CCNA Certification – Understanding Interface Characteristics

Posted by: David Davis

This great little video gives you practical information on several show commands relating to the router. Things like show router, show interface, and show network are some of the commands discussed. The video also displays some hot-keys that you could use like the...

November 28, 2009  6:22 PM

CCNA Certification – How to configure an IP address on your Cisco Router

Posted by: David Davis

If you're looking for a precise video on configuring an IP address on your Cisco router, than this is the video for you. It steps you through the how-to's and just as important, the why's of the process. It's so helpful for you as an Admin. For instance, knowing that a switch can only...

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