Monday , 20 May 2019

Tag Archives: change

Change management using Evolven’s IT Operations Analytics

I wrote about techniques for managing change in the data center in early November and referenced some examples of software which can help oversee the process.  One such example was Evolven.  Evolven is designed to track and report change across an array of operating systems, databases, servers, and more to help pinpoint inconsistencies. It can also assist you in preventing issues ... Read More »

Five things from VMworld that will change the data center

When I wrote recently that this year’s VMworld event was important, I held back some of the details. I have some access to information about the future of VMware products, as do many in the vExpert program. But, of course I wanted to hold on until the public forum of events brought everything to light. Now that the event is ... Read More »

Desired State Configuration: Manage rapid change, at scale, with constant failure

Being able to manage large numbers of computers or services and applications in efficient harmony is the key to low cost and low risk IT operations. Microsoft has released in preview version the engine to manage resources with brutal efficiency— Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). DSC preview version is available to download as part of the Windows Management Foundation ... Read More »

Best practices for change management in the data center

The irony of working in system or network administration is that you’re there to maintain the status quo (or as I like to phrase it, “preserving order in a chaotic world”), and yet careful change management is also your job.  Effective delivery of services and resources demands that you maintain the best possible uptime while transitioning from old to new, ... Read More »

Change the default amount time the Windows 8 boot menu displays

Are you dual booting Windows 8 with another version of Windows as I showed you in the following articles? Install Windows 8.1 Preview in a dual-boot configuration using a VHD Create a Windows 8.1 Preview dual-boot setup on your Windows XP system Dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 using a VHD Dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 If so, then ... Read More »

Quick Tip: Change to a local account in Windows 8.1

I personally installed the Microsoft Windows 8.1 update to five different personal computers since October 17, 2013. (Five days ago at this writing.) For the most part, the upgrade was smooth for all the computers, as long as you had the time to wait for the download. In general, I am happy with the upgrade and I continue to recommend ... Read More »

Quick Tip: Change Microsoft live to a local account in Windows 8.1

When I wrote Quick Tip: Change to a local account in Windows 8.1, I was concentrating on the problem presented during the free upgrade process from Windows 8 to 8.1 where you seemingly had no choice but to choose the Microsoft account login option. In my scenario, I was starting Windows 8.1 from scratch and did not have any pre-existing ... Read More »