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This comes up once in a while, so I've decided to make a post, update it, and whenever asked, link back to this. I'll also add the link to any referenced Reddit threads at the bottom of this post. If anyone has items to add, feel free to reply and I'll add it to the user-submitted [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Misc|2 Comments

Infrastructure Monitoring – Part 3: Effective Monitoring

Deploying an effective infrastructure monitoring system is no small task. This series should give you a leg up on developing a strategy for implementing a monitoring solution for your environment.

Part three focuses on providing an overview how to drive the most value out of your monitoring environment. This should give you a head start during implementation so you can make the correct configuration choices the first time.

By | April 9th, 2016|About|0 Comments

Infrastructure Monitoring – Part 2: Industry Leaders and Selection

Deploying an effective infrastructure monitoring system is no small task. This series should give you a leg up on developing a strategy for implementing a monitoring solution for your environment.

Part two consists of an overview of the major monitoring solutions (strengths/weaknesses), the iterative process of selecting the right fit for your requirements, and the benefit of doing a “Proof of Concept”.

By | March 22nd, 2016|About|5 Comments

Infrastructure Monitoring – Part 1: Introduction and Requirements

Deploying an effective infrastructure monitoring system is no small task. This series should give you a leg up on developing a strategy for implementing a monitoring solution for your environment.

Part one covers the benefits of infrastructure monitoring, common capabilities of products in the industry, scoping an implementation project appropriately, and defining our initial draft of requirements for the monitoring solution.

By | February 16th, 2016|Guides & Stories|1 Comment

vSphere Flash Read Cache – Part 2: Implementation

Introduction In the last part of this series we walked through determining if a workload is appropriate for vSphere Flash Read Cache. We then looked at the different aspects of sizing the cache appropriately for a workload. We determined the correct size via table hit statistics queried from the Oracle Database. We determined the correct block [...]

By | July 9th, 2014|Guides & Stories|2 Comments

vSphere Flash Read Cache – Part 1: Intro and Sizing

Introduction This series will consist of several parts written over several weeks and will encompass the planning, sizing, implementation, and monitoring of vSphere Flash Read Cache to improve Data Warehouse performance using locally attached SSDs. Part 1 - Introduction and Sizing Part 2 - Implementation Part 3 - Monitoring / Tweaking Part 4 - Conclusion [...]

By | July 8th, 2014|Guides & Stories|0 Comments

Remote Task and Service Auditing

At work today I undertook the task of auditing a domain administrator account. Because we don't want to have many system administrator's profiles on all of our servers we have a specific domain administrator account which is used for routine maintenance and for anything that needs to be done locally on the server. Over time [...]

By | November 15th, 2013|About|0 Comments

Computer Imaging: A Short Analysis

This was written by me back in the summer of 2011 when I worked for a university life cycling a few buildings. When I wrote this I was much less "well-rounded" in the technology and business world, so take this as it is: A short posting about imaging from someone who was a novice at [...]

By | November 12th, 2013|About|0 Comments

The Job Search: Part 2: Attracting (Pre-Interview)

So you've identified a job you want. Maybe from a friend, or LinkedIn, or just searching around online. How do you proceed? Send them your resume right? WRONG. Well, you're kind of right, but that's not the first thing you do. Lets first discuss what a resume isn't: What A Resume Isn't A Life History [...]

By | September 28th, 2013|About|0 Comments

The Job Search: Part 1: Introduction

While at NAU I took a very special class called BizBlock. Without going into much detail, the class was focused on integrating different aspects of business: Marketing, Communication, and Management. A major part of the class was teaching you how to communicate effectively in a business setting as well as market yourself as an individual. [...]

By | August 14th, 2013|About|0 Comments