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Moving to a new Server

As I currently only have one server which I run my labs on I thought it best to move live production web sites and email servers off to other resources for the time being.  That being said I moved my Exchange server over to Rackspace and my web sites over to Host Gator.  The email transfer went smoothly and I was able to migrate all my emails from my Exchange 2007 server to theirs.  As I will probably move back at a later time I just moved...

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Labs and more Labs

I believe I am getting close to taking my CCNA exam and wrapping things up for my first step.  I am now just going through numerous labs to practice my skills as the more you actually use the commands in a live environment, the more likely you are to remember these tasks, especially during an exam.  I am using two methods in my labs,  the first is with physical equipment.  This lets me actually connect the cables, see the lights, and know...

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New domain

I have in the past been using a sub-domain of another domain I own for this blog and wanted for a while to have something more unique that went in line with the subject matter.  After having issues with my .mac email account for over a day in which I had no access to email I figured it was time to make that change and move my email for this blog and looking for future employment into a realm where I have full control. I went to Network...

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Time to focus on Cisco studies once again

As my job was just downsized I now have more time on my hand, and plan on taking advantage of this to push to get my CCNA and get moving towards my CCNP.  I organized my lab and rack mounted them all as before I just had them all stacked on top of each other, which worked, but was less than idea.  I plan on setting up my Frame Relay cloud once again, as well as my T1 connection between my production Cisco router and my lab routers.  At...

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Converting a physical machine to a VMWare Virtual Machine

VMWare has a great tool that make is very easy to convert a physical server to a virtual server.  What you need to do is first go to VMWare’s website and download the VMWare vCenter Converter.  Once you have downloaded the tool you will need to install it and then run it.  I installed my copy on my workstation.  The steps below show the process that is needed to convert your physical machines. First double click on the VMWare vCenter...

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