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Google Fi: Say hello to your next cell phone company

Google has made the announcement for its latest venture. They would like to be your cell phone service provider. This is the first time that your choice of your cell phone company won’t have to based on the offered coverage … Continue reading

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Do you know someone who is a New VMware Admin ?

Did you just inherit your company’s VMware servers and want to hit the ground running ? Did your company just implement VMware and the consultants who set it up have left ? Do you want to learn some Tips & … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi – Getting ready to capture with Wireshark and SharkTap

As a part of my Raspberry Pi series, I have been looking for an easy way to start showing packet captures as a part of some of what I have been doing in my other posts in the series. In … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi – Radius (Part 1)

Version used – 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian Having a test radius server is handy when you are trying to troubleshoot an existing radius implementation or you want to get experience with it while studying for a certification exam. The process get started with … Continue reading

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2 Factor Authentication – Google Authenticator

I had used 2 factor authentication on my eBay and PayPal accounts for several years. I had even moved to using a soft token when I got my first iPhone. With the recent rash of system attacks I had been … Continue reading

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VMware – Command line backup of ESXi config

Not being sure how I was going to use my lab while studying for the VCP5-DCV exam, I wanted to have a way to backup the configuration, so that if I exceeded the 60 day eval period, I would have … Continue reading

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VMware – Adding a NAS for your ESXi Lab

Early on my research for building my VCP lab, I knew that I would need to incorporate a NAS that would need to be capable of serving up both iSCSI and NFS. After doing some testing of both FreeNAS and … Continue reading

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VMware VCP – Selecting a Training Provider

With one of the requirements to get VCP5-DCV certification being that you had to go to class, my next step was to find a class that I could attend at a reasonable price given that I would have to factor … Continue reading

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VMware VCP – Getting the Study Material Together

Since I had made the decision to go to class, I wanted to be as ready as possible to get the most out of class. I started looking for sources of study material that would get me up to speed … Continue reading

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VMware VCP – Building a Lab for Studying

Sorry for the long delay between posts. After the last post I spent all my time studying in advance to be as prepared for the class when the time came (more on that later). After spent several weeks of reading … Continue reading

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