The musings of an IT Consultant:

March, 2010


March 31, 2010  10:55 PM

Cisco ASA upgrades….

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so are you a fan of the Cisco ASA firewall? I am too! However if you use it, and want to use the latest firmware update you will need a RAM upgrade! With the latest upgrade to the Cisco ASA, unfortunately you need to order more RAM. But once you have this you will be good for all the...

March 31, 2010  10:50 PM

Standards and different vendors

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi there, so if you're from the world of routing and switching you've probably run into this before. Dueling vendors in the same data center for network equipment. So everything supports the same standards but for some reason you can't get different network equipment to play nice? Welcome to the...


March 31, 2010  10:45 PM

Cisco Wireless for cheap

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, here's a common question I get regarding managed wireless access points. How do I get cheap wireless that is managed for a low budget? The answer is the Cisco Wireless Express solution! Normally I would recommend a wireless lan controller that manages it's access points from the 2000...


March 31, 2010  10:39 PM

Jumbo frames and virtualization

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, I want to talk about slow backups and virtualization. Sometimes we encounter problems where people have tried to setup backups but they are having problems with the speed of the backups to their network attached storage. So what is a person to do? Well check to see if you have enabled...


March 31, 2010  10:33 PM

Buying a laptop that is more powerful than you need

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So working in consulting I sometimes see people buy or want quotes on laptops that are well beyond what they need. There are a lot of sleazy sales types out there that will be happy to sell you on the most expensive thing in their inventory and won't bother to question you on how you...


March 31, 2010  10:28 PM

Hard core storage at a great price point!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So for those businesses that need critical storage for those critical apps, what do you do? There are a plethora of storage options out there, but the ones you need for those really critical applications can cost an arm and a leg. Well I wanted to tell you a little bit about the HP EVA. This is...


March 31, 2010  10:24 PM

Don’t underestimate the power of Windows Backup

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so with all the crazy and cool software packages out there, we often overlook some of the simplest things right in front of our noses. In this case I'm talking about NT backup, or Windows backup as it's commonly referred to. This is the built-in backup into every Windows operating...


March 31, 2010  10:19 PM

Cisco Live! 2010

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So coming up this year again is the North American version of Cisco Live! This is Cisco's yearly conference that contains all the great stuff that is Cisco! Cisco Live is a great place to learn about all the new and current things Cisco as well as to meet like minded individuals in the...


March 31, 2010  10:13 PM

Usings Kaseya, random instances of server slow?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, here's an interesting problem I ran into. I recently had some complaints about something causing some slow server issues. Having never seen this before I decided to investigate further. After investigating I found that there were a bunch of snmpget.exe requests running on the server...


March 31, 2010  10:09 PM

QNAP update

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So I've been using the QNAP NAS for quite some time now as per my previous blog posts. I just waned to post an update for you guys. This device is great! If you need a cheap san for secondary storage or for a home lab environment it is great! The device does take some time to initially provision...


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