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Change VLAN of a PortGroup in VMware

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We recently had a need to change the VLAN of a port group in our ESX clusters. We could have run the sync script to replicate all the changes, but that potentially touches so much that I didnt want too. I instead used the below commands in powershell to search for a port group and […]

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Custom Roku channels

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I just learned today that you can create custom channels for your Roku to stream your own content. Tonight I will be rebuilding my powered off Linux server and setting up the Roku SDK to try and stream video from my server to my desktop http://thinkcreatecomplete.blogspot.com/2009/12/stream-media-using-app-built-with-roku.html

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VMware guest level monitoring and alerting

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Probably 90% of the monitoring needed in any environment consists of extremely basic measures: CPU utilization, Memory Utilization, Disk throughput, Network throughput, etc… Defining thresholds for these and alerting on them provides immesurable insight into an environment and quickly identifies any problems or bottlenecks. Amazingly, VMware provides many of these basic system monitors out of […]

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Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet

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I love regex, but I dont get a chance to use it enough to remember which special character does what. Thankfully, there is a nice cheat sheet available at http://www.addedbytes.com/cheat-sheets/regular-expressions-cheat-sheet/ to make this easier to use

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Wireless internet using my BlackBerry

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I have to use a BlackBerry Perl for work and have generally enjoyed it – I can easily review emails without dialing into work, I can browse the net anywhere I want, and the phone quality is fairly stable. I started wondering though, can I connect it to my computer? A little googling and I […]