Monthly Archives: August 2012

Study resources for the MCSA on Windows Server 2012

Many HR departments still do not know about Microsoft’s MCITP certifications.  Microsoft must have realized this as they recently discontinued this program in favor of the “old” MCSA and MCSE, though the acronyms now stand for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate and … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 RTM available to Volume License customers

If you have access to Volume License Service Center, you can now download Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter editions!  Read on for details…

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Windows Server 2012 on VMware ESXi 5 – Initial impressions

I’m currently studying for the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure (MCSE: SI) certification.  A couple of my current certs are upgradeable to this so apparently I only need to pass 70-413, and 70-414, and 70-417.  Luckily I received an invitation email … Continue reading

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Updating LSI MegaRAID firmware in VMware ESXi 5

I recently built a new server to run VMware ESXi.  After installing ESXi 5.0 update 1 and applying the latest patch (ESXi500-201207001), I decided I should update the firmware on the installed MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i RAID controller.  I have a … Continue reading

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