Category Archives: Server Management

Installing and Configuring Dell Management vCenter Plugin

DISCLAIMER: I “used” to work for Dell In January 2011, Dell released a new Management Plugin for vCenter that allows administrators to monitor and maintain Dell 11G servers directly from the vCenter.  While the plugin is not free, it does … Continue reading

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Are Home Directories Dead?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, really because I haven’t had much to say and the rest of the blogsphere has already said it.  However recently, I’ve had some interesting discussions which prompted me to write something. Some … Continue reading

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Damn you VDI!….

Ok, so I’ll explain my personal thoughts on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – aka VDI.  Some of this comes in light of Brian Madden’s recent article on VMware’s View product and the future of their hypervisor.  However, even before that article … Continue reading

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Powershell scripts for VMWare

I was reading Rick’s blog at and discovered this wonderful healthcheck script from Rick, as well as a kick ass Powershell script from Virtual IEF.

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Utilizing NetApp Snapshots with Backup Software

Every storage vendor offers some sort of disk snapshot technology. Some better then others, but one of the best ways to use snapshots is to increase backup and recovery speed, while decreasing the backup window. Leveraging your storage system snapshots … Continue reading

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AMD Adds Multi-Core Triple Threat

Offering unique performance and value to customers, AMD Phenom™ triple-core processors to complete a broader multi-core portfolio

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