Welcome to the site, my name is Jeff and I have been working in the IT field since the early 90's. Most of what I post here is related to work that I do for the various companies that I have worked for over the years. Please feel free to look around ask questions or post comments (if available).

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Recent Posts


  • How we use the Active Directory

    We rely on a lot of Microsoft tech to keep things clicking here at the School, and nothing is more important than our Active Directory Infrastructure. When I first started about the only thing you could get out of the Active Directory was a list of computers, users and groups.

  • VLAN's, VMware ESxi, and Redhat EL

    In environments were more than 4 VLAN’s exist you will have some difficulties getting all of them trunked into your VM’s. The best way seems to be trunking all the VLAN’s into single interface in your VM and then building multiple virtual interfaces within the guest OS.

  • DNS and DHCP Implementation

    The School hosts its own Active Directory Infrastructure, this infrastructure depends on a DNS server that fully supports RFC 2136. Our administrative model relies on the ability of our clients to receive their network address from a DHCP server that fully supports RFC 2131. In a production environment we require that the services we rely upon do not implement “draft” or “beta” code.

  • Microsoft Clustering

    Some things I’ve recently learned while working in a non dynamic environment.

  • SOE Overview

    I have been with the School of Engineering since February of 2007 and in that time we have moved from technology that was 1995 centric to an almost current level of technology. This overview should provide some insight into how we have grown, what caused us to move in the direction we did, and where we see ourselves in the future. This document will forego an explanation of the eccentricities of KU as the author himself still struggles with them.