Training for CWLMS and Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution 4.1: Videos for CISCOWORKS

Introduction to Cisco Prime LMS 4.1

Describes the features provided by Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution 4.1

Using the Getting Started Wizard

Describes how to use the Getting Started wizard to get Cisco Prime LMS 4.1 up and running

Navigating the Cisco Prime LMS 4.1 Menu

Describes the Cisco Prime LMS 4.1 menu and how menu options are organized.

Introduction to Cisco EnergyWise

Introduces Cisco EnergyWise, which enables you to measure, manage, and reduce the power consumption of network infrastructure and network-attached devices to increase cost savings.

Introduction to Cisco Identity

Introduces Cisco Identity, an integrated solution comprising several Cisco products that offer authentication and identity-based access control to secure network connections and resources.

Zero Touch Deployment with Cisco Smart Install

Introduces Cisco Smart Install, a plug-and-play configuration and image management feature that provides zero-touch deployment for new switches.

Managing Devices: An Overview

Provides a high-level overview of how to manage the devices in your network using Cisco Prime LMS 4.1, with a focus on device discovery, device configuration management, and software image management.

I had to fix permissions on the /usr/local folder:

sudo chown -R `whoami` /usr/local cd /usr/local git add . git stash git reset --hard brew update

Take a look, very thourough overview and specifics on locking down and hardening your infrastructure! Includes details on specialized environments that have some unique aspect that makes them
especially vulnerable to sophisticated attacks so all your bases are covered!

VMware vSphere Hardening Guide Introduction

VMware vSphere Hardening Guide Introduction
This set of documents provides guidance on how to securely deploy VMware®
vSphere™ 4.1 (“vSphere”) in a production environment. The focus is on initial
configuration of the virtualization infrastructure layer, which covers the following:
-­‐ The virtualization hosts (both VMware ESX® 4 and VMware ESXi™ 4)
-­‐ Configuration of the virtual machine container (NOT hardening of the
guest operating system (OS) or any applications running within)
-­‐ Configuration of the virtual networking infrastructure, including the
management and storage networks as well as the virtual switch
(but NOT security of the virtual machine’s network)
-­‐ VMware vCenter™ Server, its database and client components
-­‐ VMware Update Manager (included because the regular update and
patching of the ESX/ESXi hosts and the virtual machine containers are
essential to maintaining the security of the environment)
The following are specifically out of scope and are NOT covered:
-­‐ Security of the software running inside the virtual machine, such as OS
and applications, and the traffic traveling through the virtual machine
-­‐ Security of any other add-on products, such as SRM
-­‐ Detailed operational procedures related to maintaining security, such as
event monitoring, auditing and privilege management. Guidance is
provided on general areas in which to perform these important tasks, but
details on exactly how to perform them are out of scope.

This is cool and very well implemented, I like the concept and find myself leaning towards VIM moreso than emacs which if I remember correctly has a browser built in LOL... If you have trouble remembering commands or keyboard shortcuts, you can bring up this help page at any time by typing :help or . If you find that you don't like Pentadactyl at all, you can disable it by typing :extdisable Pentadactyl or delete it entirely by typing :extdelete Pentadactyl

Pentadactyl is a free browser add-on for Firefox, designed to make browsing more efficient and especially more keyboard accessible. Largely inspired by the Vim text editor, the appearance and finger feel of Pentadactyl should be familiar to Vim users. Additional web-specific features, such as our ‘Hint’ mode, command interface, and key bindings to automatically follow back and forward links, make it easy to navigate without touching the mouse and give Pentadactyl a habit forming nature of its own.

If you've been interested in the sensor data coming out of the Apple mobile platforms, I have great news, the

Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation model has these specs:


  • Three-axis gyro

  • Accelerometer

  • Ambient light sensor

This looks like an excellent way to demo and prototype games for the iPhone 4 platform without a multi-year contract!

I found this guide informative, easy checklist to go through!

Hardening Tips for the Default Installation of Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"

This is a very awesome java app. You can synchronize your Lotus Notes Calendar to your Google Calendar site!

Lotus Notes Calendar Sync to Google

It's difficult to access your IBM Lotus Notes calendar from outside Lotus Notes. Google has great interfaces to access its calendar, so why not use Google as a bridge to Lotus Notes? On top of that, why not keep it simple? Set and forget!

How do I get started developing an app for the Apple iPad?
It is simple easy to start-you apply to the developer program and with a $99 subscription per year you get access to the full SDK and a developer key to synchonize your apps to a iPad and you also get the iPad simulator so you can test and develope your app without the hardware!

So how much does it cost to get started?
Well if you have a keyboard, mouse and a monitor all you need is an Apple Mac Mini to begin your development work. The Mac Mini is the computer you will install the SDK on and with a DVi monitor you will have a full desktop experience.

So here's your shopping list:
Mac Mini

Mini-DVI adapter cable so you can use your DVI monitor:

If you have a VGA monitor you need this adapter:

And Finally sign up for the developer program on apple's website:
Start Developing Your iPad Apps

And if this all seems like TOO much just to get your feet wet in the scene, check out the open source framework:
PhoneGap which is an open source development tool for building fast, easy mobile apps with JavaScript. The site includes a simulator written in Adobe AIR!

Head First iPhone Development

Developing Hybrid Applications for the iPhone

iPhone Advanced Projects

I am deploying some test guest OS on my ESX platform and want to use the FULL 10GIG of bandwidth I can support on the NIC. I discovered that the client install ISO doesn't recognize the NIC but that I can configure it post-install!

Right click the guest virtual machine in vSphere Client, and slect GUEST menu and then Install/Upgrade VMware Tools, this will mount the iso to the /dev/cdrom next:

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
cd /tmp
tar zxf /media/cdrom/VM*
cd vm*
sudo ./

I accepted the defaults...

test with:

sudo ifconfig -a
should see eth0

cd /etc/network
sudo vim interfaces

add these lines:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

I purchased this dj mixing deck recently - I am testing it on windows xp currently.
I have found a couple gotchas, the buttons on the unit can be programed, and in the torq 1.5 software you can in the preferences set custom MIDI events for specific actions. So...

If you monkey with the LEARN button in the preferences, you will change some defaults. If you do this and a button stops working, just go into your APPLICATION data folder under your profile and delete the config files that TORG creates. They will be recreated with defaults and your back up and running.

This unit is VERY responsive, I am running on a AMD platform 4200+ processor and like the software so far. I have it plugged into a USB 2.0 Full Speed port, but will try moving it to a Hi-Speed port to see if the latency can be reduced even more.

I can mix MP3's, and also Apple Audio Lossless format files which compress a CD track to about half size. This is incredibly powerful since you can carry so many tunes on a hard drive.

There are a number of training options available I liked these youtube videos:

M-Audio Torq Lesson 01 Setup (Part 1 of 2)

M-Audio Torq Lesson 01 Setup (Part 2 of 2)

M-Audio Torq Lesson 02 The Browser (Part 1 of 2)

Torq with Xponent (M-Audio) with Steve Nalepa is a DVD course you can check out as well!

A good set of headphones are a MUST especially if you are in the club!
the Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone is a quality item!

or the Sony MDR-V700DJ DJ-Style Monitor Series Headphones

you might need an adapter:

I want a hard case, but for now this will do just fine:

This case has a laptop stand!

The ESXi platform does support the Intel 10 Gigabit adapter. I found drivers in an ISO on the VMWare site:

VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 Driver CD for Intel 82598 and 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers

Driver CD for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0

Driver version: | 2009-12-17 | Build: 215251
Filename: vmware-esx-drivers-net-ixgbe_400.
Md5sum: cb86c8f01cbf5969d0ac259c5348aed3
Sha1sum: b8376e52a833656b18e0a7bc9ccd51569188527b

I already have SSH access to the baremetal on the ESXi server: I downloaded the ISO and with 7zip could navigate and so I extracted the offline-bundle and was what I needed! Putting that on a web server on my network was super easy.

The command is from the SSH or TECHNICAL support console.

# esxupdate --bundle=http://web.server/ update

Note the trailing update command!

# esxupdate --bundle= update
INT-intel-lad-ddk-ixgbe-400.2.. ######################################## [100%]

Removing packages :vmware-esx.. ######################################## [100%]

Installing packages :cross_vm.. ######################################## [100%]

Running [/usr/sbin/]...
The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the
changes to be effective.

Here's a good buy on one:

~ # lspci -v
01:00.00 Ethernet controller Network controller: Intel Corporation 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter [vmnic1]
Class 0200: 8086:150b

I use a cordless telephone headset for a POTS line during the day. It is convenient the sound is actually quite good and it has worked well for almost two years.

Today the headset would not hold a charge so I opened it up the part is serviceable, and Part No. 65358-01 is carried by amazon:

The newest model is a CS70


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