Support your local VMUG!

VMware sponsors local VMware User Groups worldwide.   I recently attended a meeting of the Santa Barbara VMware Users Group and had a great time!  The topic was VMware View, their flagship desktop virtualization solution.  VMware sent one of their Systems Engineers to do a step …

CompTIA – E2C is now CompTIA Academy!

I sometimes teach at Cuesta College, a California community college in San Luis Obispo.  Cuesta recently became a CompTIA Education To Careers (E2C) member.  During the process of becoming a member, it was mentioned that E2C was being “rebranded”.    Well, it’s official.  E2C is now …

Buying CompTIA Vouchers as an Education To Careers (E2C) Member

CompTIA is the non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of information technology (IT) professionals and companies including manufacturers, distributors, resellers, and educational institutions.   CompTIA offers popular certification programs.  (After the implementation of DODD 8570, all Federal IT/IA employees and contractors are required to …

NetApp Data ONTAP Cookbook v3.1

A friendly NetApp person recently shared this document with me.  It basically is a cheat sheet for common ONTAP commands and best practices.  (Data ONTAP is NetApp’s operating system for their filers.) One of the things I particularly liked was the chart named “Disk right-size …

LPI LPIC-1 and Novell CLA

The Linux Professional Institute has a partnership with Novell.  Holders of LPIC certifications are eligible to receive the Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) certification at no additional cost or exams.  Once you hold LPIC-1, then follow the directions at LPI’s page on their Novell partnership …

CompTIA Linux+ and LPI LPIC-1

I recently passed CompTIA’s Linux+.  One of the first questions on the examinations is something like “Do you want to forward your scores to LPI?”  Might as well say “Yes!”, since passing the 2 Linux+ exams automatically qualifies you for the Linux Professional Institute’s LPIC-1. …