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Month: June 2011

Network Monitoring with Cacti

Network Monitoring with Cacti

In my initial blog post, I explained a little bit about Nagios, and how it can be configured to monitor any networking device or server.  Nagios' basic operation is this: Define a check Execute the check at a specified interval Take the result of the check and...

License Management and Monitoring using X-Formation License Statistics

License Management and Monitoring using X-Formation License Statistics

Over the past year, I have been doing a lot of work with clients who use high-end CAD and/or EE software tools from respected vendors like Cadence, Synopsys, and Mentor Graphics. The majority of these software tools require a license server to be setup on your local...

Running Pro/INTRALINK 3.4 on Windows 7, 64-bit

Running Pro/INTRALINK 3.4 on Windows 7, 64-bit

I recently came across a forum post asking for advice on the combination of running Pro/Intralink 3.4 on Windows 7 64-bit. In short, I’m happy to report that we’ve been using this combination without incident: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1, PTC...

Creating a low cost, high performance ESX cluster

Creating a low cost, high performance ESX cluster

As Senior Systems Integrator for SPK and Associates, a California based IT services company specializing in infrastructure management services, I recently completed an interesting project.  The goal was to create an ESX cluster for a small engineering group...