Thursday, November 26, 2009
I originally was trying to remedy a problem with a Windows Server 2008 R2. I found out that the VMware video driver is the culprit. The problem seems to occur on ESX Server 3.5 and 4.0 with Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 virtual machines. The remedy is to uninstall the VMware SVGA video driver and/or don't install it with the VMware tools. The problem was the video locking up and the system not properly responding. You could RDP into the virtual machine, but it wouldn't reboot or shutdown under it's own power; You had to turn off the VM power and restart it. So far, so good. Hopefully, the SVGA II driver will be updated soon.
KB from VMware:
Microsoft Technet Forum:
Happy Turkey Day!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I installed office and some basic programs quickly. I started at 1:00 and was done by 2:00. Only loaded a video driver, everything else detected on it its own. The machine is a Dell Latitude D630 with 4GB of ram and Core2 2.4GHz.
Only problem I ran into was with my Cisco VPN Client. I only needed to install the latest client version available from cisco.com, http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/ I only had version 5.0.03 installed initially and the latest version is 5.0.06.0110. The old version worked, but the split-tunneling appeared to not work. After I uninstalled the old version and installed the new 5.0.06, I had no problem connecting to my VPN network and the internet. (Spilt-Tunneling has to be configured on your router as well. Our is configured for split-tunneling, but the old client appeared to no longer work with Windows 7)
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
["... Kobe, Japan - Japanese scientists took just sixty seconds to break the WPA encryption used in wireless routers. The previous record stood at 15 minutes.
Toshihiro Ohigashi of Hiroshima University and Masakatu Morii of Kobe University plan to reveal exactly how they did it at a conference on September 25 in Hiroshima. ..."]
Source: TG Daily - Japanese break wi-fi security in 60 seconds - http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/43797/108/
Looks like we really need that AirDefense system. Anyone have $30k-$60k?
["... As the market leader and innovator of 24x7 RF monitoring solutions, Motorola provides a complete suite of wireless security and operational support solutions to enable risk-free wireless LANs. ... "]
Source: Motorola, Enterprise Wireless LAN Security - http://www.airdefense.net/
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I then thought of the bestiest, freeiest solution and I thought I would share...
Configure an alert with Windows Performance Logs and Alerts, then have it set to run a program to e-mail you.
- Click Add to open the Add Counters dialog box.
- Click Select counters from computer, and then select your computer in the list.
- In the Performance object box, click LogicalDisk.
- Click Select counters from list, and then click % Free Space.
- Click Select interfaces from list, and then click the logical drive or volume that you want to monitor.
- Click Add to add the counter, and then click Close.
- In the Alert when the value is box, click Under, and then type the value that you want in the Limit box. For example, to trigger an alert message when disk space is under 1 megabyte (MB), type 1000.
- Accept the default value of 5 seconds in the Sample data interval, or specify the value that you want. (I'd suggest every 5 to 10 minutes, but it's up to you and your needs)
- Click Apply.
- Click the Action tab, and then specify... (a script to e-mail you about the disk space; I'll get to this further on).
- Click Apply.
- Click the Schedule tab, and then specify the start and stop parameters for the scan ...
- Click ok
Make a script to e-mail you
If your using Windows 2003, you can easily right a .vbs script with Windows Script Hosting (WSH) language using CDO.Messages, but you're bumming if you try this on a 2008 server (or Vista). Then you should probably just go to Windows Powershell and write it with the system.net.mail.MailAddress class; your effort will pay off more better.
Freeiest, bestiest (blogged) solution :-)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I set off to configure it by loading a Windows 2003 R2 server with SQL 2005. I then proceeded to install the management software.
You need to download the software from VMware and your licensing file.
After installing VirtualCenter, I attempted to add my ESX standalone host to the management server. I then got this error "There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation".
I did some research and found out I needed to load my license file for my ESX servers in the VirtualCenter. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1005265
So, I loaded the licenses off my ESX server onto the Virtual Center, restarted the licensing server, but no dice. Same error "There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation" occurred.
At this point I contacted VMware support. I got no where after a week, so I started looking at the problem more myself. I noticed license file and notice the site said "Single Host" next to the license model. I removed the active license, and reactivated it as Centralized, loaded it on my VirtualCenter, BOOM, Works!!!
Before: [Single Host License]
After: [Centerlized License]
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I was with my co-worker dropping off equipment for a upgrade planned for the next day when we stumbled apon this...
Needless to say, shortly after this picture the (55) 5 gallon water jugs were removed.