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Scott Bollinger

Scott Bollinger has been an information technology professional since 1992. The majority of that time employed in the financial and insurance sectors, living at different times all over the US. Mr. Bollinger have enjoyed a wide variety of job functions: PC support, systems administration, information security, network design, internal and external consulting, data forensics, investigations, incident response, virtualization, and storage. He is a firm believer of experience and hands on being the most valuable asset for your career.That being said Scott has done his share of time being a certification junkie. CCAA, CCAx3(XA/XS6,XD5), VCP5, CISSP, CCNA/DA, MCITP, MCSE, CIW, CNE 3/4, CEH, GAIC GCIH, and Comptia(7).

Windows Error 2 Occurred while loading the Java VM while installing Citrix Command Center

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Citrix Command Center Installation I got the below error while installing Citrix Command Center 5.2. A quick search of the error, “Windows error 2 occurred while loading the Java VM”, showed a few solutions, like Java was not in the PATH Environmental variable and other various fixes. However, all of them were Java configuration or […]

Setting up Internal vSwitch NATing in Hyper-V

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Powershell FTW Being used to VMware Workstation, where NATing is a few GUI clicks away, I couldn’t find a GUI way of configuring it in Hyper-V. inside local outside hokey pokey; Turn yourself around I don’t mind the command line and actually prefer it sometimes. The PowerShell equivent didn’t end up being too bad. Not […]

Error 3278 or How I blew up my Hyper-V Lab

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Falling Skies When powering on virtual machines in my Hyper-V lab, all of them gave Error 3278 failed to change state of the VM. They were working yesterday. All my drives working? What did I do? What changed?  Yeah, 9 times out of 10 it’s the later. What did I do? I remembered working on vSwitches and […]

Pre RSA Conference Training and my reading list for CCSP

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PreCon I posted about the RSA Conference early bird special pricing in late October and signed up for the conference at that time, but later I got approval and signed up for the ISC2 CCSP training the two days prior. I had been looking at the CCSP, as it looks interesting from a cloud service […]

Citrix NetScaler 301 Class Review

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The next leg of my NetScaler journey began the first week of January. I attended in NetScaler Advanced Implementation in class training at the Unitek training facility in Fremont, CA. Not to leave you in suspense, it was 5 days, 13 modules of NetScaler fun! Class Overview Netscaler Advanced Implemention 5 days class room (Also […]

VMware VMDK to Hyper-V VHDX from OVA/OVF

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Why Scott? Why? Why not just use VMware Workstation or ESXi? In this use case it was 50% laziness,  as I had just reinstalled the laptop and would need to install VMware Workstation and 50% just to play with Hyper-V. This wasn’t something production. I just wanted a quick WordPress lab environment that I could […]

VMware vSphere Editions Demystified 

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Let’s get vSphere! But where to start? You want to deploy VMware vSphere as your virtualization platform but… What edition? What’s an Addon? Do I need a kit? What do all these features do? Does the kit come with a screwdriver? It all depends right? No, I’m not going to tell you that, because I know […]

VMware vSphere 6 Product Features – vMotion

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This post is about the vSphere 6 product feature vMotion. The first time I saw a vMotion between two hosts it was amazing. Not only doing it without down time, but while the server was up and functional! Now we have not only vMotion cross vSwitch but cross vCenter and even Long Distance. If I was […]

VMware Knowledge Base Explained

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My next VMware foundation topic is the VMware Knowledge Base[1]. It’s a great online self help resource for finding solutions to your problems. If you’re having a problem or getting an error, it’s probably not the first time someone has experienced that same issue. On the off chance you are unique and figure it out, you […]

What are the VMware Tools?

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I’ve been going through the foundation topics and these are my notes on virtual machine tools – VMware Tools. What they are, why you need them, and where to get them. As we know all too well, a virtual machine without the VMware tools installed, is all but unusable. The mouse jumps around, the video’s […]

Remove Unnecessary Hardware Devices From Your Virtual Machines

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Here’s a foundation topic, whose rationale fits in the virtual world just as it did in the physical world. Unnecessary or accessible hardware devices can be used against you by attackers to gain access or compromise information. Unlike the physical world, where we can just lock hardware away in racks, the virtual world requires you […]

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