The musings of an IT Consultant:

March, 2009


March 31, 2009  8:05 PM

Hot imaging Linux servers to a virtual environment



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Acronis, Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server, hot imaging, image Linux, Linux, p2v, p2v linux

Hi folks, I wanted to discuss hot imaging of Linux servers. Often you will run into a situation where you need to migrate an existing Linux server into a virtual environment. The downside is that you might not want to power it down to do this and use something like VConverter or PlateSpin...

March 31, 2009  7:18 PM

China accused of spying on people with GhostNet



Posted by: Raj Perumal
China, GhostNet, invasion of privacy, privacy, spying, trojan

So you guys may have heard. Big brother is watching! Recently some researchers at the University of Toronto here in Canada have uncovered a GhostNet network of spying that reports back to China! Apparently...


March 31, 2009  2:38 PM

New Message Indicator still displays on BlackBerry even though all are read



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, new message indicator, new message indicator still displays even though all messages are read, new message indicator won't go away, new messages, Raj Perumal, RIM, saved messages, The musings of an IT Consultant, view saved messages

Hi folks, today I want to show you how to fix a common problem with BlackBerries. One of the common things that I find happening is with your new message indicator. Whenever you receive an e-mail from someone it will cause a small icon to appear at the top of the screen indicating you have "x"...


March 20, 2009  4:08 PM

I think therefore I XBOX!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Blog, End of April, http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itke-community-blog/new-contest-a-trio-of-xboxes-for-our-top-three-users/, ITKE, knowledge points, The musings of an IT Consultant, XBOX Contest

Hi folks, great news for all you knowledge seekers out there! ITKE is holding a contest from now until the end of April for the top 3 ITKE users that have the most...


March 18, 2009  4:13 AM

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 AKA The Javelin



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3.2 MP, BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Javelin, cell phone, Javelin, PDA, phone, Raj Perumal, smart phone, smartphone, The musings of an IT Consultant, UMA, WiFi

Hi folks, you might recall how I was really wanting to get my hands on a BlackBerry Javelin. Well I just picked up a BlackBerry Curve 8900 AKA the Javelin! After having used the BlackBerry Curve 8300 for a long time, I have to say I am suitably impressed. The Javelin is smaller, sleeker, and...


March 17, 2009  2:20 AM

Consolidating Large Data Centers with PlateSpin Recon



Posted by: Raj Perumal
consolidation, Novell, PlateSpin Recon, statistical analysis, virtualization planning, workload analysis, workload profiling

Hi folks, sometimes virtualizing your servers can be a daunting task. Especially if you have tons of servers you need to wade through to get the job done. How can you make this task easier? PlateSpin Recon of course! PlateSpin Recon is owned by Novell, and they have a great product on their...


March 17, 2009  12:07 AM

Cisco UCS Announcement



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Blade Server, Blade System, Cisco, Cisco UCS 5100 Blade Server Chassis, HP, IBM, UCS, UCS 5100, Unified Computing System

Hi folks, today Cisco made their big announcement regarding their Unified Computing System. At the heart of this system is Cisco's new UCS 5100 Blade Server Chassis. This chassis can hold up to 8 blade servers and 2 fabric extenders within a 6 RU enclosure. UCS is being marketed as an all in one...


March 15, 2009  9:04 PM

Using Windows Server 2008 as a desktop OS



Posted by: Raj Perumal
desktop OS, laptop, Raj Perumal, The musings of an IT Consultant, using Windows Server 2008 as a desktop operating system, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008

Hi folks, as you know I have been trying out various OS' as of late on my laptop to see how things work. I used to use Windows XP Professional for the longest time on my laptop but finally got bored of it and wanted a change. The next thing I tried was Suse Linux but unfortunately it couldn't do...


March 14, 2009  5:33 PM

EnergizeIT 2009



Posted by: Raj Perumal
EnergizeIT 2009, Microsoft, Microsoft Events, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 7 Installfest

So Microsoft has a bunch of events running across Canada soon. These are the EnergizeIT 2009 events. Durings these events they will be discussing Windows 7 and Windows 2008 amongst other things. This will be a good opportunity for...


March 14, 2009  5:08 PM

Client Hypervisors



Posted by: Raj Perumal
client hypervisor, mobile hypervisor, VMWare, VMworld

Hi guys, as you all know I'm a huge proponent of virtualization. Virtualizing the server environment is a no brainer in my books. Just imagine how excited I was when the IT community started getting all pumped up about client hypervisors! There is now talk of the ability to install a client...


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