About cnsweb

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far cnsweb has created 90 blog entries.

Western Digital Shipping 2 TeraByte 7200RPM Hard Drives

About one month after Hitachi launched the first 2TB 7200RPM drive, Western Digital has responded with its own entry into the 7200 ultra-high density storage market. The 2TB Caviar Black features 64MB cache, 3Gbps SATA interface, a dual storage activator and integrated dual processor. Cost for the 2TB Caviar Black is $299 (sure to come [...]

By | 2009-09-01T12:02:29+00:00 September 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Western Digital Shipping 2 TeraByte 7200RPM Hard Drives

Troubleshooting DPM 2007 SP1

You may run across an error in DPM server that includes "insufficient system resources exist" in the backup job error. When I initially approached this issue, I was scouring the Microsoft site for ways to increase system resources. I think I applied every possible registry entry to deal with the situation. Problem is, it wasn't [...]

By | 2009-08-31T15:36:05+00:00 August 31st, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Troubleshooting DPM 2007 SP1

Cut Costs with Server Virtualization

As cash-strapped companies define ways to cut capital spending on server hardware, virtualization has become extremely popular by extending the capabilities of today’s server hardware. Virtualization technology is based on providing a layer of software, called the Hypervisor, between the physical server hardware and the multiple guest operating systems.  This lets companies consolidate several of their [...]

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:37+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cut Costs with Server Virtualization

How to Upgrade Your PC to Windows 7

Microsoft Windows listened to their customer feedback and has developed the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Window yet. New and improved features include an improved taskbar, full-screen previews, Jump Lists (a handy way to quickly reach the files you’ve been working with), a Windows Search box helping you find nearly everything on your [...]

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:37+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Upgrade Your PC to Windows 7

Easy to Manage Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Backup and disaster recovery solutions are now easy to manage for different situations. The first crucial step is deciding how to handle a permanent archive and how often data is taken offsite and to what frequency. Upon defining Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) for different types of scenarios, a comprehensive backup [...]

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:37+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Easy to Manage Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Snapshots of the “memory state” in VMWare

These days, most companies have at least begun to virtualize their systems. One of the big advantages of virtualizing a server is that we can take a “snapshot” of the box, attempt some questionable update, and if anything goes wrong, we can just “revert to snapshot”. Lots of administrators end up with snapshot-sprawl, with every [...]

By | 2009-08-27T15:16:09+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Snapshots of the “memory state” in VMWare

WPA encryption cracked in one minute

First WEP and now WPA.  I guess its only a matter of time for any encryption protocol. It's not a full fledged red alert as devices using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm, and devices using WPA2 are still ok for the time being. Check out this article on Yahoo Tech. http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/147906 More to come here

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:37+00:00 August 27th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WPA encryption cracked in one minute

Making a flash drive bootable

I have found a great toll that will make any flash drive bootable. Download the tool here: http://www.bootdisk.com/plan081009/hpflash1.zip This tool is from HP and will make any drive bootable with an easy to use interface.

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:38+00:00 August 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making a flash drive bootable

VMware vSphere Editions Comparisons

I was chatting with a customer yesterday on their Network Infrastructure Consolidation effort when the topic turned to the features of the VMware vSphere product line.  I found this comparison chart on the VMware web site and want to share it.  It includes all the product editions from the free ESXi - Single Server, the [...]

By | 2009-08-26T10:08:52+00:00 August 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VMware vSphere Editions Comparisons

Dell Management Console

Team,  Here is the presentation on the training we took last week that explains the Dell Management Console (DMC) Features and Benefits.  There are some new features that work well with our tools to provide our customers a quicker response to issues and increased  Network Infrastructure uptime. We can start leveraging the Discovery, Inventory, Reporting, [...]

By | 2018-01-24T14:12:38+00:00 August 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dell Management Console