A few months ago, I had a telephone interview for a senior networking position. The interview lasted for approximately forty-five minutes, three of us were on the call, me, the company’s technical director and an existing network engineer at the company.
On Wednesday 28th June I will be attending the AWS Summit in London. I’ve been interested in AWS and what it can offer for a while now, and this should be a superb opportunity to learn more about the platform and services it offers, from the industry experts.
2016 was the second full year for TechSupportPro | UK, and a very productive one it was. With a trip to Leeds, UK, I attended a Microsoft tech day, and got my first look at Windows Server 2016. I tested my first wearable device, a Microsoft Band 2 and I also got a first look at Windows 10 Mobile. 2016 was one to remember.
In my day to day role as an IT Pro, I have to visit customer sites to perform hardware maintenance. Today is one of those on days for me. I was tasked with replacing a failing HDD within a server located in a customer data centre. In modern servers a failed HDD is not a problem, they are hot swap. Unfortunately this server is nearly 15 years old, runs Windows NT4 Workstation, and the drive is buried deep inside the machine. The only option is to visit site and replace it.
I have three devices with me capable of taking photos, the traditional digital camera (FZ45), a smart phone (Lumia 930) & finally my tablet (Surface 2). The Club Hotel Aguamarina overlooks the bay of Arenal d’en Castell, a stunning view.
This week (June 27th to July 4th) I’m taking a well-deserved break on the Spanish island, Menorca. It’s my first visit and I have to say the island is stunning, the weather is great, the beer is cold.
In this post, the second of the “Building a Test Lab” series, I’ll run through how to build a virtual machine using VirtualBox. Although this is a relatively straight forward task, there are a few things to bear in mind, such as the size and location of the virtual hard disk (VHD), the amount of RAM you allocate to the virtual machine and what naming convention you should use for your suite of VM’s.
A vital tool in an IT Professional’s armoury is a test bed or lab. In this series of posts and tech notes I’m going to detail how I built my test lab. I will detail what software I use and why, where to download it from, how to install and configure it. In this first post, I’ll run through the host hardware, the Operating System on the host machine, and then the virtualization software. Continue reading
At the end of March I received an email from Microsoft UK offering a free day of technical training, at one of their events in the UK during April and May. This is a superb opportunity and not one I was about to miss out on. Continue reading
Having worked with a lot of server hardware over the years, the two vendors which really stand out are HP & Dell. Both provide a wide range of sever models offering superb reliability and performance. One of the server models I’m particularly fond of is the Dell R710. Having worked with this server for a number of years I can personally recommend it for is build quality, reliability and versatility.