Category: Sysadmin

Silicone Image Sil680 Controller in Windows 7 x64

The Adaptec ASH-1233 is a dual port IDE RAID controller card that features a Silicone Image Sil680 Sil0680 chipset. Drivers for it were never officially released for Windows 7 but this guide and drivers will help you enable your Sil680 chipset in Windows 7 (x64 or Itanium). The driver was released by Silicone Image but […]

Oracle Database Queries in PowerShell, Script Examples

Below are some code examples to help get your data out of an Oracle database into a PowerShell object quickly! The logic to manipulate data is the same regardless of vendor: load any required libraries, define the connection string, setup the connection object, use that connection object for subsequent queries and finally close the connection. […]

YaBB SE 1.5.5 MySQL Unknown Column Fix

For retro purposes, I wanted to make an old instance of YaBB SE 1.5.4 a read-only version to look back with friends to get some kicks and laughs. I first upgraded from YaBB SE 1.5.4 to YaBB SE 1.5.5c. This was a small project try bring this up on a modern operating system, primarily around the […]

Failed to Start Migration Pre-copy Error 0xbad003f vMotion Migration Fix

“A general system error occurred: Failed to start migration pre-copy. Error 0xbad003f. Connection closed by remote host, possibly due to timeout.” “A general system error occurred: Failed to start migration pre-copy. Error 0xbad004b. Connection reset by peer.” Another issue, that I recently came across was a live vMotion issue where the vMotion migration would fail […]

EMC VNX Integration Quest Vintela Authentication Services

Quest (Vintela) Authentication Services (VASD) provides schema extensions to Active Directory to authentication against LDAP by providing SID to UID/GID mappings and vice versa. In multiprotocol environments that provide NFS and SMB protocols to the same underlying data it becomes tricky with permissions and file ownership since it must be maintained in the *nix and […]

EMC VNX Celerra NAS Multiprotocol Environment Planning

A mixed protocol environment means that you have two means of accessing the same data generally through SMB/CIFS/Samba and NFS. SMB is natively supported in Windows and NFS is natively in *nix environments. There are complexities an organization will always run into when running in a mixed protocol environment which is a result of how […]

EMC DataDomain Default BIOS CMOS Password

If you ever have a need to get into an EMC DataDomain BIOS screen the default password is a simple pattern based off the major series model number. For example: DD460 = d400d (delta four zero zero delta) DD670 = d600d (delta six zero zero delta) DD880 = d800d (delta four zero zero delta) The pattern is simple, “d […]