NFS as Storage for VMware

Many choose to use NFS as opposed to iSCSI in their VMware vSphere environments.  NFS has a lot of benefits and use cases particularly when we look at the efficiency of NFS.  With NFS there is no encapsulation that needs to take place as there is with iSCSI.  Like iSCSI, NFS can use an existing IP network as well.  So, …

Backups Explained

Full backups The most basic and complete type of backup operation is a full backup. As the name implies, this type of backup makes a copy of all data to another set of media, which can be tape, disk or a DVD or CD. The primary advantage to performing a full backup during every operation is that a complete copy …

How to add a new drive to a VMWare instance

We have been using Vmware for more then a decade now and always made the correct amount of space when first setting up the machines. A few days ago the story changes and I thought I would share what I found. The reason that I recommend this setup is that you can store data on other “drives” and if your …

Why Choose I.T. Consulting?

Overview Whether you are an established business maintaining a conservative attitude towards technology and staying with the standard server-desktop scheme, or an emerging dynamic business that always looks for the newest technologies, you require the right technology for your needs. The world of technology is changing with ever increasing speed, old paradigms are disappearing fast, and keeping relevant to progress …

Data Backup

Overview Data backup is not only an important topic, but is an everyday reality that affects both personal and business oriented users. While there is a lot of information related to the topic available to the readers, a lot of technical articles on how to back up data and what steps to take, these information sources all have one thing …

Clearing Cache and Cookies on Chrome for Mac Users

This document explains how to clear the cache and cookies in Google Chrome. Click on Chrome > Clear Browsing Data…. Check the following: Empty the cache Delete cookies and other site data Select the beginning of time in the drop down box and click on the Clear Browsing Data button.

Slow Computer Solutions – Choosing the Right Devices

We have all had the experience of buying the best PC, laptop or hand held device that meets our needs at the time, but after a while things slow down. Have you ever wondered why this is happening and what you can do about it? Here is what I have found. When we buy devices, they are designed to work …

Windows 10 – Not What It’s Cracked Up to Be

We are now in the middle of 2015 and Microsoft Windows has started to push people to buy Windows 10. There is one main issue that we find with this. Windows 10 is not truly ready for consumer use. There are security issues that Microsoft itself either doesn’t know about or doesn’t admit. The newest issue we have heard about …

OS Options

I am the first one to admit that the first computer that I used was DOS based. I was happy because it did what I wanted it to do and that was great. As the years went on I received my certifications in Windows (MCSE) and everything was fine, until one day I got fed up with the amount of …

Backup Solutions

Recovering lost data So, you have lost your data. What now? This is a question that we all face at one time or another. There are a lot of options out there but I find after everything is said and done it’s really what you do before that counts. I have to admit that for the first ten or fifteen …