I’m lazy and need to import all my users phone, fax, department, title and company into active directory. I’m looking for a free or near free tool to update user account information in active directory. This way I can have the users or our secretary do the input. A quick Google search yielded some possibilities but I wanted to see if anyone had any experience with this.Also is there a way to give all users in a certain domain and group similar information like company or department? This way if I decide to type this in manually I would only have to input 3 fields of data not 5.
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I saw them talk about Iomega’s ix2, and how it was HCL certified. ( http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?action=search&deviceCategory=san&productId=1&keyBasic=iomega&maxDisplayRows=50&key=&release=-1&datePosted=-1 )
I thought this was interesting, as it indicates that you could get a very low cost VMware supported NAS device for under $500.
From VMware’s HCL.
Here is EMC’s Press Release on the device.
I Would love to hear if anyone has tried this device on ESX or ESXi, and what type of results they have gotten.
Forums are now working, Thanks.
The forum is down, for a unkown reason, thats what I get for free.
I’ll post when I find it back up.
Just a reminder, the Minneapolis VMware User Group meeting is on Friday, December 19th.
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
“Optimizing Your VMware Backup Environments” 02:00pm – Break 02:10pm – Fair Isaac Case Study: Tom Grahek & Derek Clark
“Securing Offshore Support Using VMware” 02:55pm – Break 03:05pm – Schwans Case Study: Cory Miller
“Leverage VMware for Disaster Recovery and VDI” 03:50pm – Door Prizes / Q & A / Closing
Here are some on demand video and audio from today VMware Virtualization Online Forum
I am not sure how long these will work, but here you go.
Dell / Equallogic
Simple, Affordable Disaster Recovery Automation in the Virtualized IT Datacenter
VMWare/Dell EQL Simple, Affordable, Integrated Disaster Recovery and Data Protection for Virtual Infrastructures
Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition In Action
I just had to create a couple VMFS volumes from the command-line on a local disk. It’s pretty straight forward but I needed to document it anyway, here it is:
- fdisk -l (check what the last partition is)
- fdisk /dev/sda
- n (new)
- default (start block)
- default (end block)
- t (partition type)
- 10 (partition 10, just created)
- fb (vmfs type)
- w (write config)
- reboot (Reboot the host before you format the newly created partition)
- vmkfstools -C vmfs3 /vmfs/devices/disks/vmhba0:0:0:10
- Go to VI Client, Refresh storage view and rename the newly created volume
- 128 (disk alignment, check your SAN manual for the correct value, 128 is correct in most cases…)
Those of you out there that read my blog ( yes I think there is someone ) might not know that I am a huge fan of Zenoss , and that I use it to monitor our network, and all the devices on it. ( Shout out to Matt @ Zenoss ) Now, I use the community version, but not only do I love the features of Zenoss , but also the way the Product evolves.
On the Zenoss blog, I see that there is a new Zenoss Deksi mashup.
There is a new Zenoss/Deki mashup now available for combining live Zenoss data with your Deki wiki installation. The mashup places live data from a Zenoss installation in the context of Deki wiki pages for taking configuration notes and other possible future mashups. It pulls live Zenoss device lists and events and creates dynamic wiki pages for the individual devices, populated with live information from Zenoss and you can add notes and attach files as needed. Lots of sysadmins keep a wiki around for tracking their changes to their systems, now you can put some live data in there!
I updated the title, some how it go some messed up formatting, and when you added it to google reader it wasn’t readable. This should be fixed.
Thanks me to adding my own site to find this, haha.
I do have a few of you out there reading the site, thanks all!
it is still adding the site that way, via rss, but it shows correctly in blog settings, I resubmitted the site index, if anyone has any idea’s let me know.