Healthier IT Working – Wrist Support: Part 2

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This post is an update from my earlier entry here, where I was looking for a product or solution that would help the tendonitis I am experiencing with my right wrist and forearm.  I had stumbled across a wrist device called a ‘Wrist Donut’ and had been using that, though have since swapped from the ‘original’ wrist donut model to a version of it, by the same company, called the ‘gamer’.  This particular model is about twice as wide, though not quite a high, but I have found this far more … [Read more...]

vChat – Episode 36 – It’s Been a While!

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Hi Folks, It’s back at it again! In vChat #36 Eric, David and myself talk about the latest trends in virtualization and enterprise computing – starting off with a vCatchup about what we’ve been up to. Specifically we talk about vSphere home labs, how to stay up to date on virtualization news, HP Microservers, Apple Mac Minis, and what we plan to chat about in the future! We wrap it up by talking about Dr Who.   vChat is a regular virtualization video chat covering VMware vSphere, … [Read more...]

EMC Software Downloads – Test Drive Today

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This is just a quick blog post to let you know that there is now a single page to visit to download trial versions of EMC product/solution software.  In the past it hasn’t been the easiest to track down a trial copy of EMCsoftware, assuming that it was actually available at all.  Though the good news is that by simply visiting this EMC Software Download link here  you can get your hands on and test-drive the latest versions of the following EMC storage, data protection and … [Read more...]

Healthier IT Working – Wrist Support: Part 1

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I’ve been suffering from tendonitis for a few months now, a combination of lifting our new 12kg addition to the family (Baby TechHead), and also the fact that I wasn’t able to be particularly active for many months during my recent treatment. I’ve started to look at ways to be healthier whilst working day to day, and like many of you reading this, it involves using a keyboard and mouse/trackpad for extended periods of time.I’m adjusting the way I work in a few areas, with the most … [Read more...]

EMC VSI Plugin v6.3 for VMware vCenter Now Available!

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The latest version (v6.3) of EMC’s Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) plug-in for VMware vCenter is now available to download for free from EMC's support portal. What is a VSI plug-in? If you're running EMC storage, or are thinking of implementing some EMC storage in the future, then definitely check out my earlier blog post which runs through what the EMC VSI plugin is and the functionality and benefits that it can offer (keeping in mind this was for the pre-web based version of vCenter).  In … [Read more...]

New Look Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center – Better Subscription Alternative?

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Microsoft have recently launched a new TechNet Evaluation Center, which has a much improved crisper looking user interface along with offering some new features. This new-look TechNet Evaluation Center site provides users with the ability to personlize their experience with the portal, and captures/tracks the user's participation in any evaluations, virtual labs, tech journeys, resources and more.  The interface is also designed to be compatible across various mobile platforms and form … [Read more...]

Time to get the show back on the road!

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Hi Folks! Those of you that visit the TechHead site from time to time have probably noticed that the number posts have been rather…. well, sporadic (at best). Though it is now time to get the show back on the road, after an “interesting” year where I was diagnosed and treated for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Definitely a life journey and one that makes you re-assess things and consider what is important, etc.  Tech is still very much one of these important things for me. The good news is that … [Read more...]

Lenovo EMC/Iomega PX NAS Update – New Look UI

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An update (4.1.102.29716) for the Lenovo/Iomega PX range of NAS devices is now available. This update is significant as it dramatically changes the look and feel of the PX devices web management interface, along with providing the following updates: New user-friendly setup sequence walks users through configuring basic device settings and commonly used options for Business or Home profiles. Includes optional guided tour for first-time users. NAS device is automatically secured during device … [Read more...]

EMC Storage Simulators for your lab – Free!

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Fancy running your own EMC Isilon, VNX, VNXe or ViPR installation in your own lab environment, to try out, trial and/or educate yourself with?  If so, you’ve come to the right post!  Here I provide the links to virtual instance simulators that are free to download, install, configure and use – plus there are no time restrictions on any of them! There is plenty of learning and fun to be had with trying out and running these EMC storage simulators in your own lab.  I will be … [Read more...]