Archive for January, 2010

Titan Quest is an awesome action role playing game!

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a fan of the “hack and slash”-type action role playing games. I started out years ago playing Diablo, and eventually purchased Diablo 2 and all of the add-ons. Since Diablo 3 isn’t slated to be released for a few more months, I started looking […]

Why oh why is grub eating CPU resources in a VirtualBox VM?

While reviewing the performance on my desktop today, I noticed that one of my VirtualBox virtual machines was consuming 100% of one CPU: Swap: 2097144k total, 59504k used, 2037640k free, 4004568k cached PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 1895 matty 20 0 2037m 1.0g 57m S 96.2 13.0 831:13.06 […]

Configuring and monitoring the T5220 hardware RAID controller

The Sun T5220 comes with a built-in RAID controller, which supports all of the standard RAID levels (0 – 6). Configuring one or more devices to participate in a RAID Configuration is dead simple, since you can use the Solaris raidctl utility. The last T5220 I configured had a root file system that was going […]

Awesome vSphere server videos

While I was studying for the VCP4 certification, I watched a number of awesome educational vSphere videos from Mike Laverick. Mike did a killer job with the videos, and they clearly explain a number of vSphere technologies in detail! Thanks a ton Mike for making these available!!!

How to become a VMware certified professional (VCP4)

I passed the Vmware certified professional 4 (VCP4) exam this past Monday. The exam was a bit more difficult than I expected, though I passed it with flying colors. If you are thinking about taking the exam, or are interested in learning more about vSphere, you will definitely want to start out by reading Scott […]