George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 17 April 2014, Total: 480 Blog Posts

With a career spanning more than 23 years in IT, George Chetcuti has hands-on experience on HP high-end UNIX setups, Windows high-availability clusters and cloud computing. He has overseen various network projects and managed IT departments. The aim of this blog is to address various network related issues and topics from networking concepts to hands-on tasks for the community of network administrators, where your comments and suggestions are always welcome. He also writes about Windows 7 in the little free time he has at www.windows7library.com.

9 Command-line 10 Sept. 2013
149 General 17 April 2014
36 Implementation 15 Jan. 2014
19 Monitoring 10 March 2014
141 News 4 April 2014
86 Products 7 April 2014
21 Security 15 April 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
14 Virtualization 6 March 2014
  1. Security implications of HDMI Ethernet Channel

    VGA is almost dead and with new PCs and laptops we get HDMI, but under the hood this brings many other capabilities than just displaying video. HDMI Ethernet Channel could circumvent corporate security in a number of ways, such as through the use of network-enabled display technologies and via HEC-enabled corporate laptops, but the technology is still largely unsupported. Often... Read More

  2. Security updates for Adobe Flash & Shockwave Players

    Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions found in the respective Security Advisories... Read More

  3. Selection and Operation of Secondary DNS Servers

    There are always lessons to learn from major incidents. For instance, outages like the one that the global hosting provider GoDaddy has suffered yesterday should remind us of how best online resources are deployed! A must-read RFC about the selection and operation of secondary DNS servers defines the best practices to set up a secondary DNS server for your domain... Read More

  4. September Newsletters Teaser

    Some discussion points from ISAserver.org, VirtualizationAdmin.com, MSExchange.org, WindowsNetworking.com and WindowSecurity.com August monthly newsletters... Read More

  5. September Newsletters Teaser

    Some discussion points from ISAserver.org, VirtualizationAdmin.com, MSExchange.org, WindowsNetworking.com and WindowSecurity.com monthly newsletters... Read More

  6. Set the desired level of IOPS with Amazon RDS

    Amazon's Cloud computing now includes new high performance provisioned IOPS storage for its Relational Database Service. Now, you can provision new RDS database instances with 1,000 to 10,000 IOPS, and with 100GB to 1 TB of storage for MySQL and Oracle databases. If you are using SQL Server, the maximum IOPS you can provision is 7,000 IOPS. The creation of... Read More

  7. Setting up an Event Collecting Computer

    Having set up all remote hosts that you will be retrieving Events from, it is time to configure the Collecting workstation. The collecting computer would normally be an admin computer running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008. Assuming our collecting computer is named env1client01 then, from an elevated command prompt type: wecutil qc This command will set Windows... Read More

  8. Setting up an Event Forwarding Computer

    Windows Event forwarding requires the setup of forwarding computers and a collecting computer as we have seen in Managing Windows Events. In this post we start by setting up a typical forwarding computer and proceed to the collecting computer setup in another post. Let's assume that we are collecting events from a Windows 2008 server named Win2k8Web, hence our first... Read More

  9. Sharing Responsibilities in Cloud Environments

    Cloud Computing elements such as, guest operating systems, physical platforms and others are easily associated with one party (provider or customer) being responsible for both management and security but what about responsibilities when elements overlap boundaries between the provider and the customer? Cloud Computing has brought about new challenges and most importantly, a distributed control environment. Although, some argue that... Read More

  10. Simple script to email users when Quotas are met

    PSotD: Emailing Users When Quota Warning Met... Read More

Featured Links