• vSphere filling up SQL Express Database

    by  • 2011/09/15 • 1 Comment

    Have you installed vSphere with SQL Express and found that the database is nearly full?  Did you think using SQL Express 2008 R2 would be fine because it has a 10GB database size limit, but found out it wasn’t? Well you have come to the right place. Let me show you how you can...

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    ESXi Host Configuration Script – Deconstruction

    by  • 2011/08/15 • 0 Comments

    I’ve been working on the host configuration script as I do ESXi upgrades and installs for clients. I wrote a deconstruction of an AD script that has been very popular so I thought I would write another one. The first thing that the script does is gather information to setup the host. It will...

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    Brocade Certified Network Engineer

    by  • 2011/08/07 • 2 Comments

    I passed the BCNE Exam on Thursday. I got the shiny PDF certificate on Friday, I may print it off one day… I have been doing more switch config over the last while, mostly related to storage, it is nice to have a current designation that reflects that.

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    Migration to EC2

    by  • 2011/08/07 • 0 Comments

    I’ve completed the migration of my site to EC2.  It was with BlueHost. BlueHost did a sufficient job, but I found my site to be slow, primarily on the WP-Admin side. I set myself a decent challenge, get a Linux micro-instance configured for speed, move WordPress and make the whole thing better. I can...

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    ESXi 4.1 U1 Host Configuration Script

    by  • 2011/05/15 • 0 Comments

    Update: 2011-08-14 – I’ve corrected some issues that crop up when this script is run on the second and subsequent hosts. It was time to upgrade to ESXi 4.1 U1 and I didn’t want to run through configuring all the VM Hosts manually. This script will need to be customized for your environment. It...

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    Restart BES 4.1.X services with PowerShell

    by  • 2011/04/15 • 2 Comments

    One of my clients was having issues w/ BES after the Exchange server was rebooted. Aaron at work wrote a couple batch files to stop and start the services in the correct order. I’ve re-written the scripts in PowerShell below. I was hoping to use “Get-Service BES*” and piping it to Stop-Service and Start-Service,...

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