The musings of an IT Consultant:

December, 2009


December 9, 2009  2:21 PM

Wan Emulation



Posted by: Raj Perumal
jitter, latency, Open Source, simulate WAN, slow down network traffic, sourceforge, virtual appliance, VMWare, WAN emulation, WAN Emulator, WANEM

Hi folks! One of the great things about my job is I always get to experiment with all sorts of technology. Whether it be hardware or software, I'm always running into somethineg new. Well, here I was looking for a way to slow down (yes you are correct, I said slow down) my users connection to a...

December 9, 2009  2:12 PM

Passed the ISCW exam!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
642-825, ccnp, certification, Cisco, exam, ISCW, training

Hi folks, great news! I passed the Cisco ISCW(642-825) exam!!!! I am so happy to have that one behind me! As some of you may know, I've been studying for this one for quite some time now. I've had a lot of projects going on so I really haven't had the time to buckle down and get this one done. But...


December 1, 2009  12:04 AM

Why would you use static addresses?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
DHCP, IP addresses, managing address space, static addresses

Hi folks! This is going to be a bit of  a rant. Why the heck would people use static addresses in their internal network instead of DHCP for workstations that don't need it? It's absurd! Most workstations should be fine with DHCP, and if they really need a static address you should try and make...


December 1, 2009  12:00 AM

Ticket management in the IT consulting world



Posted by: Raj Perumal
connectwise, ConnectWise PSA, IT Consulting, IT ticket management, Managed Services

Hi folks! So you start out in IT in your fancy new consulting business and you wonder what you should use for ticket management? Well I've used a myriad of products, as there sure are a ton of them out there. Most I find are oriented to the Help Desk portion of the IT industry. However the...


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