TechUG April 2018

For those who attended my TechUG presentation – thank you. Below you will find links to the presentations along with reference documents and URLs that will assist in further reading. If you did not attend please be mindful the slides were talking points and additional aspects were discussed and of course this material does not … Read moreTechUG April 2018

Home Lab Storage and Network Upgrade

I’m a huge advocate of home lab equipment – it’s one of the best ways to learn and grow as an IT engineer or whatever your job title names you. Having stuff you can intentionally break then try to fix or to test something so you are ten times more confident doing it for real … Read moreHome Lab Storage and Network Upgrade

TechUG March 2018

For those who attended my TechUG presentation – thank you. Below you will find links to the presentation along with reference documents and URLs that will assist in further reading. If you did not attend please be mindful the slides were talking points and additional aspects were discussed and of course this material does not … Read moreTechUG March 2018

vCenter OVF Deployment Fails Access-Control-Allow-Origin Header Error

*** VMware Update *** This issue has been reported to engineering. They are currently working on it and have scheduled the fix for 6.5 u2 which has been scheduled for release in Q2 We’ve been having some fun deploying OVF files to our VMware vCenter appliance environment lately. Historically this has worked just fine but … Read morevCenter OVF Deployment Fails Access-Control-Allow-Origin Header Error

Compress Symbols Files To Save Space

If you’re like me and you have a number of debugging tools (WinDBG, Sysinternals tools, etc) you more than likely have a locally cached copy of the publicly available symbols. This certainly helps speed things up as you don’t have to query the online Microsoft repository every time you use one of these tools, however … Read moreCompress Symbols Files To Save Space

Sysinternals Du

This post covers the Sysinternals tool Du – Directory disk usage reporter. It is the second post in a series covering the Sysinternals suite of tools to help people discover new ones they may not have used before. What is Directory disk usage reporter? Directory disk usage reporter will be very familiar to those who have used … Read moreSysinternals Du

Get Your Site A Certificate Now

If you didn’t already know Google Chrome (release: Chrome 68) in July 2018 will start to make all HTTP sites as ‘Not Secure’ – think on that for a moment. From day one my blog has been running on HTTPS – it might seem silly to run a blog over HTTPS, especially when Let’s Encrypt … Read moreGet Your Site A Certificate Now

Regular Expression Creation Tool

Regular expressions are very powerful and often useful in a variety of situations. If like me you find it difficult to remember the syntax and parameters when creating regEx this website will be a fantastic aid – https://regexr.com/ Here we have a screenshot of the initial page with some sample text and a basic expression. Of … Read moreRegular Expression Creation Tool

Sysinternals TCPView

This is the first post in a series covering various Sysinternals tools – today we will look at TCPView. What is TCPView? If you are familiar with the netstat command you can consider TCPView as a graphical version TCPView displays both IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/UDP connections on your system alongside the process which owns them. … Read moreSysinternals TCPView

Sysinternals Tools Blog Series

I’ve found the Sysinternals tools to be some of the best for every day use in my job, some of them however are less well known and used than others. Having suggested some to colleagues recently I decided it might be worth doing a series of posts on various Sysinternals tools to shed some light … Read moreSysinternals Tools Blog Series