Monthly Archives: January 2013

Novell Service Desk: Using APIs

Before the Christmas / New Year holiday I started looking into Novell Service Desks APIs.  This was for a plug-in which is being created for Brainshare 2013.  You will be able to see it in action during the Novell keynote … Continue reading

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Novell Full Disk Encryption: 8 key differences from MSFT BitLocker

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Novell ZENworks Full Disc Encryption – Best practices Part II

Deployment Planning The first step in the process of deployment is planning the actual deployment. The following are recommendations on how to plan this process: Contact departmental leaders and inform them about the deployment. Make suggestions on how you want … Continue reading

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Novell ZENworks Full Disc Encryption – Best practices Part I

Best pratice A “Best Practice” is commonly defined as “a technique or methodology that, through experience and research, has proven reliably to lead to a desired result. “Best Practice” is not about “perfection”, its about getting the job done. In … Continue reading

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Novell Service Desk: Using custom Item numbers

The CMDB in Novell Service Desk assigns an unique number to each entry at the time of creation.  The main advantage of this is administrative;  you don’t need to worry about it.  However there are drawbacks. Consider ACME Corporate who … Continue reading

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Controlling ESX based VMs from the command line

All too soon it’s back to work after the Christmas / New Year vacation and time to power up my lab ESX servers.  These run a selection of  ever changing work related VMs including domain controllers, ZENworks Configuration Management and … Continue reading

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