How to install APC PowerChute Network Shutdown software on ESX Server

The following is a step by step how to on how to install the APC PowerChute Network Shutdown software on an ESX Server. We would assume the name of the ESX server here to be TestESXServer

Before you start open ports 3052 and 6547 udp and tcp on the ESX server. To do this, SSH to the ESX server and give the following commands (without quotes):
esxcfg-firewall -o 3052,udp,in,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall -o 3052,udp,out,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall -o 3052,tcp,in,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall -o 3052,tcp,out,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall -o 6547,tcp,in,apcups”
“esxcfg-firewall –q”

Advantages of RFID

RFID is short for Radio Frequency Identification. It is the system of tagging merchandise items for inventory management. A RFID Tag consists of an RFID Chip combined with the antenna. The RFID Chip contains approximately 2 Kilobytes of data, which is enough to carry tagging information such as product name, SKU code, inventory, serial number and other details.

What is Mesothelioma

Many of you have wonder as to What is Mesothelioma ?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of Malignant Cancer that is formed in inner linings of the Chest and sometimes in the inner lining of the abdominal cavity.  Like Smoking is linked to Lung Cancer and Throat Cancer, the link to Mesothelioma is exposure to Asbestors, either at work or at home.

Like Lung and Brain Cancer, the survival rate from Mesothelioma is extremely low, and early diagnosis is the key. Often the life expectancy after a late diagnosis or detection of Mesothelioma is only 8 - 12 months.

High Capacity Solid State Drives

Solid State Drives are the new buzz in storage and are becoming an alternatives to what we traditionally know as hard disk drives. Traditional hard drive technology use magnetic spindles to store data on them, which spin during a data access (read or write) cycle and the heads read the data off them.

Microsoft announces free custom security solution codenamed Morro

Microsoft has announced today that it would make available a free security solution to combat Malware, Trojan's and Viruses in the second half of 2009.

This streamlined solution is code-named Morro. With this announcement, Microsoft has also announced that it would discontinue its Live OneCare subscription service effective June 30, 2009. If you remember Live OneCare is the Microsoft's paid subscription service for antivirus, firewall and antispyware.