The ranting of an IT Professional:

August, 2008

August 7, 2008  3:07 PM

Dealing with Vendor tech support

Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

I have the "joy" of dealing with vendor tech support on a semi-regular base and it's just a constant pain. First you have to try to find their phone number. Most vendor's seem to go out of their way to hide this to the best of their ability. It's on their website somewhere but never in the most...

August 5, 2008  1:51 PM

Transferring VMDK files to your local machine

Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional, Virtualization, vmware

If there is one thing that really ticks me off is wasting a lot of time trying to accomplish tasks that in theory should be really straightforward. Here is what I mean. A few days ago I was working in VMware ESX server. I had built a VM which was residing in the data store and I wanted to transfer...

August 1, 2008  4:01 PM

Sonicwall Standard OS

Posted by: Jason Tramer
firewalls, IT professional, sonicwall

So as a consultant I get to work with a lot of different products as part of my job and in terms of firewalls I have to be truthful I absolutely hate Sonicwall's using Standard OS. Don't get me wrong here, Enhanced OS is fine, certainly not my favorite product to work with but it's fine. Generally...

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