Category Archives: Techie Hobbies

Exchange 2010 Architecture Report

Overview This script collects information about an Exchange 2010 organization. It generates an output HTML report to present all the collected data. With this report you can see very quickly what is working and what is not. You can use both … Continue reading

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Migrate Existing DHCP Server to Windows Server 2012 easily with PowerShell

Migrate Existing DHCP Server to Windows Server 2012 easily with PowerShell Yea, I like Windows Server 2012, but how do I migrate my Windows Server 2008 or 2008R2 DHCP to new Windows Server 2012 and leverage the new DHCP failover … Continue reading

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Migrating Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers to Server 2012

On the 1st of August Microsoft officially announced that their latest client and Server Operating Systems Windows 8 and Server 2012 have now hit RTM (Release to Manufacturing) With the final bits then being handed to OEM’s on the 2nd. … Continue reading

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Ensuring High Availability of DHCP using Windows Server 2012 DHCP Failover

Ensuring High Availability of DHCP using Windows Server 2012 DHCP Failover Introduction Ensuring high availability of critical network services like DHCP figures high in the list of priorities for any enterprise. In an environment where clients get their IP addresses … Continue reading

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How the Cloud is Making Siri Smarter in iOS 6

How the Cloud is Making Siri Smarter in iOS 6 Overview Apple’s Siri on the iPhone 4s has been both revered and reviled since its release last year. Based on Apple’s uncanny ability to create such love/hate relationships, this comes … Continue reading

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Test-ExchangeServerHealth – PowerShell Script to Generate a Health Check Report for Exchange Server 2010

Test-ExchangeServerHealth – PowerShell Script to Generate a Health Check Report for Exchange Server 2010 by Paul Cunningham A few months ago I released an Exchange 2010 mailbox server health check script. While the script was useful it lacked a few important things. … Continue reading

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The Best Wireless-N Routers for Installing & Running DD-WRT Open-Source Firmware (2012 Updated)

The Best Wireless-N Routers for Installing & Running DD-WRT Open-Source Firmware (2012 Updated) Posted on February 12, 2012 by joeso Since our previous post about the best and most popular DD-WRT routers is far and away the most visited in … Continue reading

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Cisco Unified Computing System: UCS Manager Simulator Overview

Cisco Unified Computing System: UCS Manager Simulator Overview   Overview For those looking to gain experience with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) platform without access to a UCS lab, Cisco has developed the UCS Platform Emulator (UCSPE). Because the … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL CONNECT FOR VSPHERE AND CISCO NEXUS DOCUMENTS

Virtual Connect for vSphere and Cisco Nexus Documents   The BladeSystem team in HP have just released a couple of great documents on using Virtual Connect and Virtual Connect Flex10 in a VMware vSphere environment as well as discussing interoperability … Continue reading

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Why Blade Servers Will be the Core of Future Data Centers

Why Blade Servers Will be the Core of Future Data Centers from Blades Made Simpleby Kevin Houston In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that engineers would be able to double the number of components on a microchip every two years. Known … Continue reading

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