NOTE: As of today, I am still solving several issues related to this that are peculiar to the way EMC Networker is implemented. Expect more updates on this issue. Recently I've been designing a Backup GFS Rotation with EMC Networker (GFS Stands for Grandfather-Father-Son, google will be your friend).
Sony XPeria X10 – A tale of (android) love and (sony) hate
For a change, a blog post about the hype geek world of smartphones. Pardon the disgression! I've been swapping phones with a friend in early august. He got my iPhone 3G (of which I was getting sick tired of) and I got his brand new Sony-Ericsson XPeria X10. Android, I
Website Refresh / Consulting Services
Dear visitors, I've just proceeded to a slight website refresh, you'll notice that I've removed the annoying ads from the website and that I've made the site (hopefully) easier to read and clearer. In addition to this, I've decided to share my knowledge with businesses by offering consulting services. Please
vSphere 4.0 on-the-fly netmask / gateway change
Today we had planned to merge two VLANs and to reassign the netmask and gateway settings to one of our ESX servers and to all the virtuals in it. Due to a misunderstanding our network engineer (located in UK) performed the changes ahead of us modifying the settings on the
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Aka VMware Consolidated Backup (The Good), EMC Networker (The Bad) and HP SMVI Recover (The Ugly). Put these three guys together and you're done with long, boring evenings! For those who don't know SMVI Recover, it's Storage Mirroring Recover for Virtual Infrastructure, the heir of Storage Mirroring for Virtual Infrastructure
Dear visitors, I hope you have been well! I haven't had much time to write here, I have been quite busy (I know, we all are!). In the beginning of June, I managed to get quite badly ill after a fitness session. Nothing sport related, rather the effort triggered a
Compare and reconciliate data from two Excel lists
Addendum : I've been asked what is the point of this script when excel offers the VLOOKUP function. The aim of this script is to scan lists that cannot be sorted for several reasons (e.g. chronological data). Besides my activities as system administrator, I am also known (most probably
Identifying nested group membership in Active Directory for audit reports and security access reviews
Hello, I'm back with an Active Directory / VBS article for a change. Many of those who work in a corporate environment may be challenged by business entities and folder/share/application owners to deliver a report of who has access to a folder/share/application. In simple Active Directory implementations, group membership is
Unable to connect when starting HP Insight Diagnostics on HP SmartStart 8.40
If you encouter this issue with the HP SmartStart 8.40 CD (unable to connect, http://127.0.0.1:2381), this means that you have plugged in NICs. For some obscure reason HP Insight Diagnostics won’t run if you have active NICs on your system, therefore unplug all network cables from your server and restart
Where all the good things are…
Dear friends, it’s been a while since my last post. I have been busy both in my personal life and at work. On the personal front, I have been dealing with : – getting my driver license (finally!) – moving to a larger, better flat (in prevision for baby arrival
Paessler PRTG Push Notifications follow-up
Hi gents, I’d like to thank Daniel Zobel of Paessler Support Team for publishing a Knowledge Base article about my solution to allow push notifications to iPhone through corporate proxies. I hope this will help my peers who also use this great product that is Paessler PRTG Network Monitor 7
Sending PRTG notifications to iPhones via Prowl through Corporate Proxies
Hello, after reading Dirk Paessler’s excellent blog article on Prowl and the iPhone, I decided to test this feature, owning an iPhone myself. Unbeknownst to me was the fact that although Paessler PRTG Network Monitor 7 is a wonderful program, it unfortunately doesn’t supports passing an “Execute HTTP Action” alert
Have you ever dealt with Active Directory nested group memberships? Have you ever gone through a whole file server trying to figure out who has real, effective permissions on specific folders? Does it sounds like “been there, done that” to your ears? Well, me too. I’ve had to deal with
a Wordle is worth 1000 words!
Upon the suggestion of a friend on Facebook, I’ve tried the Wordle service with the RSS feed of this blog. See the result below… I really like it!
Follow-Up : Critical Update / VmWare ESX 3.5i Kernel Panic on HP Proliant DL380 G6
As a follow-up to my article related to possible VmWare ESX 3.5i Kernel Panic on HP Proliant DL380 G6 systems with integrated Smart Array p410i controller configured in Zero Memory Mode (error 0xAB), please note that HP released a Critical Update (2.72B) that fixes another issue inducted by firmware 2.50.
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