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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client

Last night I moved the first of many physical servers to the virtual environment by using the VMware vCenter Converter.  The entire process took just over two hours and I was able to move the Blackberry Enterprise Server into the virtual environment.  Once the transfer was complete I shut down the physical server, assigned the IP address of the physical server to the virtual counterpart, reactivated Windows (as the hardware changed...

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VMware vSphere 5

We have decided to start using virtual servers where I work and I am very excited about the prospect.  Over the next few months I will be consolidating a number of physical servers into virtual servers using VMware’s vSphere 5.  As I only have some experience with Microsoft Hyper-V I needed to get up to speed with how VMware functions.  Once again I turned to Trainsignal for my training needs with their VMware VSphere 5 training...

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Power failures

When I first went about setting up my server which runs my Exchange 2007 server and the IIS web server that this blog runs on I went looking for a UPS solution.  I need something that would keep the server and Cisco router up as long as possible in the event of an extended power failure.  A good friend of mine (Lee Ray), had an APC Smart-UPS 1400 available and said I could have it, I just needed to buy new batteries for the unit.  It was a...

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IP Addressing and Subnetting

I have been reading as much as possible for some time now as I continue to prepare for my CCNA exam.  I decided it would be a good idea to read over a number of different books on the same topic so I can get a better understanding of what I am learning.  The command lines and the foundation knowledge of Cisco switches and routers is the easy part for myself.  What I find difficult is the IP Addressing and Subnetting areas.  The idea behind...

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MCITP Enterprise and Cisco Studies

I have moved on to studying for my CCNA exam now, I figured in a few months I should be ready to go with it.  Just continuing on with my labs and reading up on the materials.  I now know what the Cisco exams are like so I will not be so worked up over taking them and make the same mistakes.  I ended up forgetting on simple command on the exam that caused me to miss a pretty big question.  There were multiple answers for the one question...

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