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Tool: Microsoft Remote Connectivity

While onsite with a customer yesterday, I was introduced to a new free tool provided by Microsoft called the “Remote Connectivity Analyzer”. So what does this do? How can it be of use to me? I’m glad you asked. Our scenario was that the company used Office365 for their emails. I’ve watched companies make the […]

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PernixData – First Impressions

As you’ve probably guessed, I got a new toy in the lab at work. I’m talking PernixData v1.0. For my initial review, I will say that the install, setup, and configuration was very simple — just a few steps actually. This was probably the easiest installation that I’ve done in the last year.

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Thinking About Upgrading To vSphere 5.1?

If you haven’t made the jump to vSphere 5.1, then you may want to try this new fling out (vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script) from Alan Renouf before upgrading. (*description borrowed from the Fling’s website) This fling is a PowerShell script that when run will help customers validate their environment and assess if it is […]

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Script: Detailed NIC Information Report

Over the last few days, my coworker and I have been working on a script that will go out and collect detailed network information for each NIC on our ESX hosts. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I strolled over to Alan Reneuf’s website (www.virtu-al.net). I had remembered seeing a script (“More Network Info”) he […]

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NetApp nSANity

I was asked a few days ago to run a tool against one of my ESX hosts. The tool is called nSANity and was supplied by my NetApp vendor. This application is designed to collect details of all SAN and fibre connectivity for end-to-end diagnosis. It takes this data and makes an XML report out […]