CIDR/VLSM IPv4 subnet calculator

http://www.subnet-calculator.com/cidr.php The CIDR Calculator enables CIDR network calculations using IP address, CIDR mask (subnet mask), mask bits, maximum required IP addresses and maximum required subnets. Results of the CIDR calculation provide the wildcard mask, for use with ACL (Access Control Lists), CIDR network address (CIDR route), network address in CIDR […]

Build your IT Professional hands-on skills

Become now an active member of the following communities to enhance your hands-on skills on various Microsoft and Citrix technologies: http://www.spiceworks.com/ http://www.experts-exchange.com/ http://eventid.net/ http://packetlife.net/ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb467605.aspx

Citrix Cloud Provider Pack for Service Providers

Citrix Cloud Provider Pack The Citrix Cloud Provider Pack is a set of technologies which complements Citrix hosted desktop solutions to provide new levels of automation, seamless hybrid cloud experience and mobility. Source: http://blogs.citrix.com/2012/03/19/fast-moving-clouds-2/ App orchestration technology: We hear over and over again that cloud providers are looking for ways […]

Browser configuration/support for apps/desktops

Make sure that you configure your browser settings properly when accessing any sites with hosted apps/desktops, based on the Sharepoint 2013 browser general guidance. Internet Explorer: Follow instructions at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263202.aspx#configurebrowser Other browser: For information about supported browsers, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit Source: https://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/02/08/deployment-introducing-powershell-deployment-toolkit.aspx Rob Willis (MSFT) In this post, I want to provide an overview of the “PowerShell Deployment Toolkit”, or PDT. PDT is a set of scripts and knowledge that can be used to deploy… well, probably just about anything, but the samples we provide are for deployment […]

Packet sniffing: the golden tools

Packet sniffing (aka packet analyzing) can prove a very useful method in providing administrators detailed information on the communication among various servers in a hosted environment. The following tools are indispensable when it comes to packet sniffing: Microsoft Network Monitor available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4865 . Wireshark is also a great alternative. However Microsoft […]

IP addressing and subnetting for dummies

The following resources provide a good starting point to understand and practice IP addressing and subnetting if you have no previous experience with TCP/IP networking: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk365/technologies_tech_note09186a00800a67f5.shtml http://www.watchguard.com/infocenter/editorial/135183.asp http://www.petri.co.il/csc_convert_ip_address_from_decimal_to_binary.htm