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I'm passionate about the web and the technologies that power it.


Nov
6
comment How to improve performance?
Good question, Helvick. Sometimes over-provisioning vCPUs can have a negative effect. Slimming down to one vCPU has solved performance issues for a lot of people.
Nov
6
comment How to improve performance?
Hmm. The high disk queue lengths still point to a bottleneck existing on the storage. Are your memory and processor performance counters showing any signs of stress?
Nov
5
comment Script to list current user's mapped network drives
Made the change in the post to output to username.txt
Nov
5
comment Script to list current user's mapped network drives
If you want to name files after usernames instead of computer, change $computer.txt to: $env:username + ".txt"
Sep
21
comment Need advice: Boot-from-SAN back to Direct-Attached Storage
Tyvm for the advice
Sep
21
comment Need advice: Boot-from-SAN back to Direct-Attached Storage
Thanks for the tip -- absolutely!
Sep
21
comment Need advice: Boot-from-SAN back to Direct-Attached Storage
Thanks for the reassurance!
Sep
13
comment VMware — clone -vs- templating a gold master server
Just saw your linux guest OS comment. The same reasoning applies as far as time and mistake reduction. There are other benefits that speed the process. I also recommend degragging and using VM tools to shrink your disks when you have your gold master. What this does is zero-out the empty space on the disk(s) aka vmdks. When you provision a VM from a template, the VM clone process ignores the zeroed part of the vmdk, reducing the time it takes to perform the clone/copy.
Aug
28
comment How does PostgreSQL perform when installed on a VMWare Instance
Also, the VMs are mentioned are on shared storage (4gb FC SAN).
Aug
25
comment Archiving old files without buying a full archiving system
SpaceMan, probably overkill for me. But easy to add by inserting more code into the ForEach loop. e.g., Add-Content "$_.txt" "Moved to $archiveTarget on $(Get-Date)"
Aug
25
comment Archiving old files without buying a full archiving system
FYI, this is just an example. The script includes no logic for handling duplicates, although, it wouldn't be difficult with Test-Path and Rename-Item.
Aug
24
comment Share LUN between multiple VMs
I don't think he'll be able to mount the LUN as a volume in two Windows guests, simultaneously. One of the Windows guests is going to lock the volume for itself, unless he's using some form of clustering at the OS level.
Aug
19
comment Recommended settings for 2-tier server environment
Great recommended docs, we follow these best practices in our environment.
Aug
14
comment Command-line virus scanner on W2k3
Thanks guys. I got the port (ClamWin) and it seems to be working great. I just need to get the return codes implement it into my PoSH script. Thanks!
Aug
13
comment How to create task to reset virtual hard drive settings?
Looks like VI Toolkit was renamed to vSphere PowerCLI. See vmware.com/go/powercli