Build an ESXi server on the Cheap

If your a network admin, and you’re not using virtualization in your disaster recovery, then you’re probably being negligent. VMware ESXi is free. You can’t do all of the fancy stuff, like VM motion, but it is the same bare-metal hypervisor as ESX. You can register, download, and obtain a free license for ESXi here. […]

Create an IDS on the Cheap

Having an Intrusion Detection System isn’t optional for network admins that are audited. An IDS is also very handy to have as it shows you everything that is going on. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on this, especially since most of the best tools are free. In my case, I wanted: […]

Upgrading Windows 2003 Domain to 2008 Domain

Fortunately, my company is enrolled in a 6 year microsoft subscription. This probably sounded appealing when Microsoft partners gave their speech (a year before they had a dedicated IT professional). I admit that it is nice to have a server license with the ability to upgrade to the current version at the time of my […]