The musings of an IT Consultant:

October, 2009


October 31, 2009  9:14 PM

The BlackBerry Bold 9700



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Bold 9700, RIM

Hello all you BlackBerry addicts out there! The new BlackBerry Bold 9700 is here, and Bold lovers everywhere are rejoicing! You see I have a few friends with Bolds and a few friends with the Curve 8900. They are constantly...

October 31, 2009  9:09 PM

Tethering your BlackBerry



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, dial-up, Internet, modem, RIM, TetherBerry

Hi folks, so if you're like me, you might find yourself locked away in a high security managed data center somewhere working on a problem with limited network access and no Internet access whatsoever. You run into a problem and you want to use trusty old Google to find the answer. But with no...


October 31, 2009  9:00 PM

Is your data network ready for VoIP?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
call manager, Catalyst, Cisco, data, data network, engineers, IT, PBX, phones, POE, QOS, switches, switching, voice, voice network, VoIP

Hi folks! One of the greatest things about today's network is that it seems to be able to handle anything. It doesn't seem to matter what you want to do on your network, there is always a technology around the corner that can make it happen for you. Well one of the most common things happening...


October 31, 2009  8:46 PM

Epic Technology Day a great success!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
CAnada, Epic Technology Day, HP, largest partner event, Manitoba, Winnipeg

Hi folks, so as you know I work for the largest locally owned IT consulting company in Manitoba. Twice a year we hold one of the largest HP partner events in North America called Epic Technology Day. This year I did a presentation on VoIP and Wireless and I was very...


October 31, 2009  8:40 PM

Cisco’s SDM, how much do you hate it?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, gui, managing routers, SDM, software

Hi folks, so as a Cisco certified individual that works for a Cisco partner, it's pretty easy to guess that I would like all things Cisco. Well almost all things. The one thing I hate immensley is the Cisco SDM. This is the gui software that was used to manage Cisco routers in the past. Now...


October 31, 2009  8:35 PM

The Cisco ESW 500 Series Switches for the SMB



Posted by: Raj Perumal
cheap, Cisco, ESW 500 series switches, POE, vlans

Hello again folks! I wanted to talk a little bit about switching again. This time in the SMB! In the SMB space it has been historically hard to find good quality but cheap switching. Especially if you require POE switching for things such as VoIP or POE powered access points in your wireless...


October 31, 2009  8:26 PM

Great small business firewall from Cisco



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Cisco SA 500, firewall, small business, Small Business Pro, SMB, wireless

So as a result of Cisco getting more and more into the small business world, they have finally decided to position a small business firewall in the market for the smallest of small businesses. The Cisco SA 500 series of security appliances. This is from the Cisco Small Business Pro line. The


October 31, 2009  8:19 PM

How to monitor free space on a LUN?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
disk space alerts, ESX, ESXi, Free Edition, free space alerts, LUN space monitoring, storage monitoring, Veeam, Veeam Monitor, VMWare

Hi folks! So further to my last post, once you've decided on free space for your LUN, how the heck do you monitor it? There are a few scripts out there that will do this for you and a few free programs that will show you the free space. But how do you get it to check and then email you an alert...


October 31, 2009  8:11 PM

How much free space is needed on a LUN for VMware?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
disk space, ESX, ESXi, free space, LUN, snapshots, virtual, Virtualization, VMs, VMWare

Hi folks! One of the common questions you might find in the virtual world with VMware is how much free space do I leave on a LUN? When is it not enough? A common mistake is to think you only need enough free space for the size of the VM itself and not much more. Well if you do that you'll...


October 6, 2009  7:17 PM

Windows Mobile 6.5 to challenge BlackBerry and iPhone



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, cell phone, cellphone, iPhone, smartphone, Windows Mobile 6.5

Hello again! Windows Mobile 6.5 is released! And the world went crazy......ummm...yeah....no, not really. I think Windows Mobile 6.5 has been...


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