The musings of an IT Consultant:

September, 2009

September 30, 2009  9:08 PM

Another way to P2V NT

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, legacy hardware, old hardware, p2v, VMWare, VMware Converter 3.0.3, Windows NT 4

Hello again folks! This is an update to a previous blog post. So I was P2V'ing another Windows NT server the other day and I was able to get P2V to work with an older version of VMware converter. VMware converter version 3.0.3 is the version I used and it installed into Windows NT just fine...

September 30, 2009  9:05 PM

Oversubscribing your Internet

Posted by: Raj Perumal
bandwidth, cable, DSL, overprovisioning your internet, wireless

Hi folks, I wanted to talk about your Internet bandwidth in your client networks! These days most people have either cable or DSL for their Internet access. It's very rare that you see anyone with just dial-up access. Even wireless Internet services have become popular. However, the one thing I...

September 30, 2009  8:59 PM

Differences between Cisco ASA 5505 base and security plus versions

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ASA 5505, ASDM, base, differences between base and security plus, features, K8, K9, security plus

Hello folks! One of the common questions I've been getting as of late is what are the differences between all the models of Cisco ASA 5505...

September 30, 2009  8:54 PM

IT Certification Standards for Testing

Posted by: Raj Perumal
accredited, IT Certification standards, universities

Hello again folks, time for another rant! This time it's about certifications! Everyone who knows me knows that I am a big proponent of certifications combined with experience. Combined together I think they make for a great way to show an employer or a potential client your...

September 30, 2009  8:48 PM

VoIP Solutions for the SMB

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco 500 series routers, Cisco Unified Communications, UC 500, VoIP

Hello again folks! Last blog post I was speaking about wireless in the SMB. Let's take that a step further shall we? How do we bring voice to our SMB environment? Well luckily for us, Cisco offers us some nice solutions for our SMB network. Cisco has something they called Unified Communications...

September 30, 2009  8:38 PM

Corporate Wireless for the Small Business

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco 521 wireless express access point, Cisco 526 wireless express mobility controller, Cisco wireless express

Hi folks! Most of you are probably quite familiar with the wonderful world of wireless. You've probably also read previous blog posts of mine where I have spoken about managed wireless in your environment. What's that you might ask? Managed wireless is when you have a wireless controller that...

September 30, 2009  8:29 PM

There is such a thing as too much documentation

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Too much documentation

Hi folks! Have you ever been on a project where you didn't have enough documentation? I have! I'm sure everyone has! Well one day you might find yourselves in a project where documentation is the focus. Where every last thing you do needs to be documented. Yes, you might find that old adage come...

September 30, 2009  8:24 PM

New Router Announcement from Cisco

Posted by: Raj Perumal
2009, Borderless Networks Vision, New Cisco Router, October 6th, router announcement

Hello! So for those of you that live in the world that is Cisco, you will be very excited to hear that the folks that brought us the self defending network are now going to be announcing a new router. There is a big router announcement brewing from Cisco and the rumour mill states it is going to...

September 30, 2009  8:17 PM

Issues with Latest iPod Update

Posted by: Raj Perumal
3.1.1, Apple, firmware update, Infiniti, iPod, iPod update won't work with vehicle

Hi everyone! So I have a bit of a rant. It's regarding the latest iPod update. I love my iPod, it's so easy to use in my car. My car has steering wheel controls built in to control the iPod without me having to pick up the iPod while driving. Unfortunately, Apple has decided to release an update...

September 29, 2009  2:33 PM

Faulty ESX USB keys from HP

Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, blades, ESX, HP branded ESX USB key, HP servers, usb keys, VMWare

Hi guys, I wanted to chat about something I've run into in my experiences. Faulty USB keys for ESX! As you know, VMware has the ability to load onto a server using a USB key instead of hard drives. Well I have now seen an issue with this, not with VMware so much as with HP branded ESX USB...

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