Cisco CLI Analyzer

I recently came across a great tool provided by Cisco. I hadn’t heard of it before, or seen it mentioned anywhere I frequent so I figured time to do a quick blog post. Cisco CLI Analyzer (or analyser for the rest of us English speakers) To start with, let’s link to the official page – … Read more Cisco CLI Analyzer

TechUG April 2020

TechUG April 2020 For those who attended my TechUG presentation – thank you. Below you will find links to download my presentation along with the GitHub code repository. Please note the slides are meant as talking points and do not necessarily include all topics or information discussed as part of the ‘live’ presentation. The talk … Read more TechUG April 2020

Get-SupportInfo – PowerShell Support Function

I’ve been working on a PowerShell support function to assist service desk personnel and escalation teams in diagnosing issues on client systems. Recently I finished uploading my work to GitHub and creating milestones and a planner to track development. You can find the code on GitHub at this link – https://github.com/bytesizedalex/Get-SupportInfo Please note – this … Read more Get-SupportInfo – PowerShell Support Function

Large Text File Problem – PowerShell To The Rescue

I came across a server today that was running low on disk space for the OS C:\ partition. It only took a moment to find a TXT file on the root of the drive that was around 40GB in size. It goes without saying that there was no hope of Notepad opening the file to … Read more Large Text File Problem – PowerShell To The Rescue

VMware Workstation and Hyper-V Future Compatibility

For a long time I’ve used both Hyper-V and VMware Workstation to provide virtualisation capabilities on both my desktop and laptop. With Windows 10 there were good security reasons to enable Hyper-V (Virtualisation Based Security, Credential Guard, Device Guard, etc) facilitating a hardened platform more resistant to attack. The challenge with doing so is that … Read more VMware Workstation and Hyper-V Future Compatibility

Get Windows Firmware Embedded Activation Key

Firmware-embedded activation keys have become the standard method for OEM providers to deliver license keys on devices. Gone are the days of a Microsoft label stuck on the device with a license code that may come off or degrade over time. We now have a product key stored in the device firmware which allows it … Read more Get Windows Firmware Embedded Activation Key

Identify SQL Table Disk Space Usage

I recently came across an issue where one of our database servers had exhausted it’s drive space and the application had failed due to this. In this instance, it happened to be a server running one of our SolarWinds monitoring databases. We had recently extended the disk space by 50GB and this was consumed in … Read more Identify SQL Table Disk Space Usage

VMware vCenter – Another Task Is Already In Progress

If you’ve ever tried to execute a task in vCenter only to be told that another task is already in progress but you can’t see it then this post may be of use to you. In this example I tried to initiate a removal of all snapshots against a target virtual machine – vCenter then … Read more VMware vCenter – Another Task Is Already In Progress

TechUG April 2019

Another year, another TechUG event to talk at – yay! For those who attended my TechUG presentation – thank you. Below you will find links to download my presentation along with additional references which you may find useful and informative. Please note the slides are meant as talking points and do not necessarily include all … Read more TechUG April 2019