Archive for September, 2012

So long and thanks for all the fish

// September 26th, 2012 // Comments Off on So long and thanks for all the fish // Work

It’s not everyday you get a chance to work with someone who pushes you to be better _and_ think better.

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Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a Southern California based IT professional specializing in IT Infrastructure, InfoSec, and fighting entropy.

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PowerShell – Checking Status of MSSQL Server Mirrored DB’s

// September 26th, 2012 // Comments Off on PowerShell – Checking Status of MSSQL Server Mirrored DB’s // Infrastructure

# Load SMO extension
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo") | Out-Null;

# Servers to check
$sqlservers = @("server1", "server2", "server3");
foreach($server in $sqlservers)
{
     $srv = New-Object "Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server" $server;
     # Get mirrored databases
     $databases = $srv.Databases | Where-Object {$_.IsMirroringEnabled -eq $true};
     Write-Host $server;
     Write-Host "==================================";
     $databases | Select-Object -Property Name, MirroringStatus | Format-Table -AutoSize;
}

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a Southern California based IT professional specializing in IT Infrastructure, InfoSec, and fighting entropy.

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EMC Storage – Design Considerations & Caveats

// September 26th, 2012 // Comments Off on EMC Storage – Design Considerations & Caveats // Infrastructure, Storage

A recomended read on various design considerations and use cases for EMC storage pool provisioning.  Vijay reviews in length 4 important caveat’s when implenting storage pools over RG’s.

 

 

 

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Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a Southern California based IT professional specializing in IT Infrastructure, InfoSec, and fighting entropy.

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Enterprise Java Applications on VMware – Best Practices

// September 25th, 2012 // Comments Off on Enterprise Java Applications on VMware – Best Practices // Infrastructure

VMware Whitepaper on virtualizing Enterprise Java Applications and Infrastructure/Application design considerations.

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Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a Southern California based IT professional specializing in IT Infrastructure, InfoSec, and fighting entropy.

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BigIP iRules for fun and profit: Using iRules for HTTP resource load balancing

// September 25th, 2012 // Comments Off on BigIP iRules for fun and profit: Using iRules for HTTP resource load balancing // Infrastructure

BigIP Local Traffic Management

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Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a Southern California based IT professional specializing in IT Infrastructure, InfoSec, and fighting entropy.

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Compare/Audit locally installed RPM Packages between multiple Hosts

// September 24th, 2012 // Comments Off on Compare/Audit locally installed RPM Packages between multiple Hosts // Infrastructure

For the purposes of configuration management and configuration validation, we are often called to provide test artifacts demonstrating the current state and version of locally installed packages.  Listed below is a simple way to generate the resultant RPM versions between multiple systems.

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a Southern California based IT professional specializing in IT Infrastructure, InfoSec, and fighting entropy.

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