Monthly Archives: May 2012

Find upper range of AD attributes

The other day I was working on a powershell script to copy specific Active Directory attributes to a SQL database. I wanted to see if the destination SQL fields (which were varchar 100) would be able to contain the attributes, … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS and Default Authentication Domains

I’ve recently been working with Cisco UCS — and more specifically the UCS Powertool (the powershell management component). Initially, my scripts were using a local account in UCSM for authentication. However, after changing the “Default Authentication Realm” from Local to … Continue reading

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Finding VMs that will boot into the BIOS screen

A few months ago, after a round of Windows OS patching on development servers, a server admin notified me that their server did not come back online after the patch initiated reboot. Looking at the VM console he noted that … Continue reading

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VMware Certified Professional 5

I recently completed the requirements for the VMware Certified Professional 5 certification. Achieving certifications isn’t a priority for my current employer (a VMware customer) and as such it had been over 10 years since I last attempted an IT certification. … Continue reading

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