Last week I needed to analyze traffic form a Virtual Server hosted on a ESX machine. Normally this job would be a piece of cake if the server has his own NIC. But the way with an “old” hub or with an port mirror (port spanning) do not work with a vSwich (a virtual switch on the ESX server).
SunRay Terminal unexpected reboot
For a project we use some SunRay 3 Plus terminal with the Sun Oracle VDI server. After all I only can say this thin client solution rock!!! But in the project time we hade to debug a problem. The problem was some Sun Ray Clients did unexpected reboots every 2 till 5 minutes. And it comes even stranger, next day the Terminal works without any problem and another terminal reboots. After some vi action we found the following error in the Log of the vdi server.
BlueJ a simple Java IDE
Did you ever consider learning OOP (Object-oriented programming)? Or maybe you want just write a little code in Java? But you don’t want build an Enterprise level Project or study 1 Day, how to start with a “hello world” project? If you can answer one or more of these questions with yes, BlueJ might be the solution for you.
Expose for Windows
In this article i will show you a small tool named “switcher”. Maybe you know the feature expose on mac OS S, Switcher enables this on Windows Vista and Windows 7 Clients. I guess if you install Switcher you never use “alt” & “tab” and “win” & “tab” again.
Bad DNS Server Settings in GPO
For a Project I hade change the DNS Server settings on several client computers. All Clients hade fixed IP and DNS Settings on the clients and the customer want not to change to a DHCP. I can understand this approach because fixing the IP of computers can improve network security and awareness. My first approach was to look inside the GPO of Windows XP. And after 2 minutes searching look what I fond under: “Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Network – DNS Client – DNS...
Currently I’m in the refresher course of the swiss armed forces in Andermatt. So I get plenty of time to test my new Apple iPad. I have the 16 GB model without the 3G (UMTS) modem. I decide to buy the cheapest model because I think I don’t need much storage on my web tablet. The 3G option was for me secondary because I own a notebook with built in UMTS modem. As a side note you can use the freeware Connectify to switch any pc in to a wlan access point . Or create a wlan network proxy with an...
Change the path SQL 2008 Server Database
In the most cases there are benefits when all data (log and db) files are on the network storage. Think off the benefit in terms of performance and backup. The Install wizard of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 shows only the option to change the path of the temporary database. In this guide I show you how to move the databases. Please keep in mind to create a backup of your db’s before starting. I know backup is only for hot shower takers, gym bag losers and armpit hair blow-dryers;-). On my test...
Big Brother on Amazon
I’m currently in my yearly military reputation course (called WK). So I have a lot of time to read the newspapers. At Thursday the 21 of July there was a nice article in the “Tages Anzeiger”, one of the best newspaper in Switzerland. Amazon has a nice e-book reader called Kindle. The device has a kill switch which allows Amazon to gain full control over the device. Many of the next generation devices have this kind of access port like the iPhone, Vista, Xbox and PS3… So...
Ask a Geek Question, most useful mac os x apps.
Martin one of our famous blog readers submitted a wish, … He would love to see a list of of the most useful mac os x apps. I know there are lots of other sites on the web taking care of it already, but hey guys its a growing community. Well keep up your great work. Martin.
The question is not so easy answered though. Mac OS X leopard has already most of the things I need built-in. But there are still some. Let us start with some basic tools I use.