VLan nembership management defect in Brocade Turbo Iron 10Gig ToR switch

As part of my automation solution I have created plugins to interact with network devices.  While working with the Brocade Turbo Iron 10gig switch running version 04.2.00b. I found a defect in the way the switch does Vlan Management via SNMP. The issue:When adding a port to >1 vlans as tagged the QBridge interface incorrectly…

Securing Server Racks with RFID at the Microsoft Enterprise Engineering Center

In 2009 the EEC was completing the it major remodel and part of our new design was to secure each rack from unauthorized access.  I set out to create a solution on a limited budget. Reason to secure racks:The EEC works with Microsoft top customers to test and validate Microsoft products for the Enterprise.  The facility…

How to create differencing disk VM from template on SCVMM 2012 via PowerShell

Over at my personal blog (www.mikepoulson.com) I have a post on using Differencing Disks with an SCVMM template.  The main issue I ran into when first doing Diff disks with VMM was making sure the Parent VHD was on the target HyperV host.  The PowerShell script at http://www.mikepoulson.com/2011/07/how-to-create-differencing-disk-vm-from.html does that work for you.

Per Circuit home power monitoring

Check out my Home power monitoring post.  http://www.mikepoulson.com/2011/07/new-home-power-monitor.html Currently uses both Microsoft-hohm and Google Power meter. I will soon have to find a new solution.  

Microsoft announces shutdown of hohm.microsoft.com

First google powermeter was shutdown now Microsoft Hohm.  Where am I to view all my power monitoring information? http://blog.microsoft-hohm.com/news/11-06-30/Microsoft_Hohm_Service_Discontinuation.aspx