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vSphere PowerCLI: Creating and Managing Aliases

Are you using PowerCLI to automate or perform daily administrative tasks in your virtual infrastructure? VMware vSphere PowerCLI is snapin module for Microsoft PowerShell...

Passed VCP4 and VCP5 Exams, Study Tips and Thoughts

What a month this has been so far... 3 exams, 2 passed! Yes, I passed both VCP4 and VCP5 exams in span of about...

Configure Dadamail with correct “return path” to catch Bounces

Since I have my websites on dedicated server box, I also use script called dadamail (dadamailproject.com) to send newsletters to website members. Recently, I...

Debug and Optimize vBulletin with Config Constants

If you use vBulletin forum software, you probably know what a wonderful piece of code it is and type of features, enhancements it offers...

Poll: VMware vCenter Database Requirements and Issues

What Windows OS and database platform is your virtual infrastructure running on? With over 20 database software platforms, numerous OSes, there is bound to be problems and incompatibility issues. I've had an opportunity to deal with one of those issues over the last few days. At one of my clients, vCenter 4.1 was running on Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL Express edition, everything was working as it should until the VMware vCenter services started failing, vSphere client would not authenticate and log system admins into management console, so in other words, major problems as server provisioning and deployments were delayed!

How to delete the Hiberfil.sys file?

So, how do you delete the Hiberfil.sys file on Windows 2008 server and/or Windows Vista machine? Our Dell server’s boot partition ran out of...

VMware Virtualization Training and VCP Exam

I recently had a chance to attend VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V4] training bootcamp at one of the MicroTeck training facilities. It was a four day session, consisting of half lecture and half hands-on training labs. I am planning on taking the VCP4 exam in few weeks and one of the requirements for the exam is training bootcamp.

MySQL Backup Script

If you run a website or a forum, you are probably using MySQL as its backend database engine. MySQL is one the most popular...

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