VMWare ESXi 5.1 Install and Basic Configuration, Dell PowerEdge 2950 GII (Video)

VMWare ESXi 5.1 Hypervisor      VMWare ESXi 5.1 is a fantastic hyper-visor it’s lightweight, reliable, efficient, Linux based and on top of all of that free. Not only that but ESXi is also capable of running a myriad of different operating Continue reading

DRAC 5 Install on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 GII with Basic Configuration and Demo

What is a DRAC Card?      A DRAC (Dell Remote Access Control), similar to HPs iLO, is a remote access card that provides out-of-band management capabilities. The card itself has its own processor, memory, network and access to the system bus. Continue reading

Dell PowerConnect 5324 – cable tips, basic setup and configuration via Putty

Dell PowerConnect 5324      After realizing that I had out grown most common 4 or 8 port switches, and wanting more control over the switch itself, I decided that a 24 port-gigabit switch was what I wanted. Any higher end networking Continue reading