• Free IT Book: Securing SQL Server

    This week's free IT book is written by one of IT Knowledge Exchange's very own members, Mrdenny. Securing SQL Server promises to help you "secure your SQL Server database so the outside world can't access your internal data." With Mrdenny's extended experience in simplifying SQL speak via his blog,...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Output of vmstat command and recommendations to improve performance

    Recently our server (AIX) got unresponsive, so we had to restart the server. When I am using vmstat command to check any performance issues, the output is making me scary. I provided vmstat output below, suggestions are really appreciated to diagnose the bottle neck we are facing.

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  • Physical hardware passing into VMware

    We have a physical video capture card that runs on Microsoft and we are having difficulty passing the hardware through into the VMware environment. Any suggestions or products that may assist us?

    Techtarg5 pointsBadges:
  • Virtual Linux machine returns Kernel Panic error

    We have an old red hat box here I am trying to virtualize with little success. I have the drives backup up and restored from backups to virtaul drvies using Acronis. I have done this in the past with windows and had no issues. However I am getting a kernel panic error when I try to boot the linux...

    swinehart68031,050 pointsBadges:
  • Free IT Book: Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata

    This week you could win a copy of Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata from Oracle Press. Chock full of best practices for Oracle Exadata Database Machine deployment and maintenance, this resource covers data warehousing, transaction processing, consolidation strategies, maximum...

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  • Preventing VM sprawl

    Our organization is starting to deploy more virtual machines (VMs). Should we be concerned about VM sprawl? How can it be prevented?

  • RDP into multiple servers with only one NIC

    If we have a VMware server hosting several Window servers 2008 can we RDP into each server at the same time even though the server only has one NIC?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Making a virtual NAS out of a server

    I have a I couple of rackmount servers that have Raid f drives set up and running ESXi 4.1  I am trying not to purchase a NAS as this is a pretty small scale project.  Anyone have experience using a software solution to make the DAS drives in the servers look like a NAS that both server can...

    Bet5 pointsBadges:
  • Consolidating 6 file servers using virtual servers

    We have 6 file servers and 1 Active Directory server and 1 DHCP/DNS server on a 2003 active directory network. How can we consolidate these boxes using virtual servers cheaply and easily?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Can you talk about Hyper-V’s add/remove storage capabilities?

    Can you talk about Hyper-V's add/remove storage capabilities? This question is from the 5/14 Microsoft Virtualization Chat on ITKnowledgeExchange.com

    ITKE56,100 pointsBadges:
  • Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 on VMware virtual machine

    How can I upgrade from windows Server 2003 to 2008 on an installed VMware virtual machine?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Running multiple virtual machines on the same server

    Is it possible to run multiple virtual machines on the same server? How and with what software?  

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Announcing the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Scavenger Hunt (sponsored)

    Want the chance to win an iPad 2 or Amazon.com gift cards? The Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Scavenger Hunt is your opportunity to learn about all of the new features of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 while getting in the running to earn great prizes. Think you know about all of the new features...

    ITKE56,100 pointsBadges:
  • Free IT Book: The Data Warehouse Mentor

    The Data Warehouse Mentor by Robert Laberge will show you how to plan, design, construct, and administer an integrated end-to-end DW/BI solution. He'll explain how to choose appropriate components, build an enterprise data model, configure data marts and data warehouses, establish data flow, and...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • What FTP server for Apache virtual host server?

    I am working on putting together a web server using Apache 2.2.14 on Ubuntu Server 10.04 64 bit. I plan on having 10+ virtual host on the server. I would like for there to be ftp access to each virtual host, but I’m not sure what the best way to do that is. These appear to be my options:[Br...

    Ingram871,285 pointsBadges:
  • Free IT Book: Building Applications in the Cloud

    This week's free IT book, Building Applications in the Cloud: Concepts, Patterns, and Projects, is Christopher Moyer's guide to help you not just migrate to the cloud, but "use cloud architectural patterns that deliver superior performance, scalability, and availability." Whether you're building a...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Command to list installed patches on ESXi 4.0 host

    [em]Does anyone know a powercli command that will work to show all installed patches on an ESXi host?[/em] I've read that it can easily be done within RCLI using the esxupdate -query command. However, I work for a government agency where the approval process for new software (RCLI) is measured in...

    Triley5525 pointsBadges:
  • Tell your friends about IT Knowledge Exchange, earn 100 points!

    Tell your friends about IT Knowledge Exchange, and get 100 knowledge points closer to winning our latest contest. Simply send out this tweet to earn your points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Tomorrow at 4PM ET: ITKE Rolls Out New Badge System

    Badges are almost here and we could use your help. Friday at 4pm ET, we will be launching the new badge system so we need you to stay vigilant and let us know if you notice anything odd with your badges, your profile, or the site. Be aware that [strong]we are planning to experience some...

    ITKE56,100 pointsBadges:
  • Error in VMware vConverter

    whenever i convert a physical machine remotely or local it gives me an error at 95% FAILED: The request refers to an unexpected or unknown type. can anyone help me

    ninjas180 pointsBadges:

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