Enterprise Articles

Availability Management

by Konstantin Kuminsky | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article written by Konstantin Kuminsky, the author of the book Implementing VMware vCenter Server, describes the features in vCenter that allow you to reduce downtime and make sure your services are available for end users most of the time. The features are vSphere High Availability, Fault Tolerance including host and VM monitoring, datastore heartbeating, and Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS).

We will discuss the different aspects of vSphere's High Availability (HA) and Fault Tolerance (FT), including host and VM monitoring, datastore heartbeating, and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS).

In this article we will cover the following topics:

  • Reducing planned and unplanned downtime
  • Creating a vSphere HA cluster
  • HA security, logging, and admission control
  • Preparing hosts and configuring FT
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How to use PowerShell Web Access to manage Windows Server

by Vinith Menon | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Networking & Telephony

In this article by Vinith Menon, the author of Instant Windows PowerShell, we will learn how to to use PowerShell Web Access to manage your Windows Server Environment anywhere, anytime, and on any device. PowerShell Web Access, a web-based Windows PowerShell console, and Windows PowerShell commands and scripts can be run from a Windows PowerShell console in a web browser; with no Windows PowerShell, remote management software, or browser plug-in installation becomes necessary on the client device.

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The solvers – these great unknown

by Luca Zamboni | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article written by Luca Zamboni, the author of Getting Started with Simulink describes how solvers are used by Simulink to run the simulation. It explains how every solver perform the simulation by advancing one time step and computing the new outputs starting from the previous state(s) of the system until the end of the simulation time. The initial system state must be fully defined.

The appropriate solver for a model can be chosen by defining these characteristics:

  • Time step size, which can be fixed or variable
  • Presence of continuous states in the system
  • Stiffness of the system
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Designing Sample Applications and Creating Reports

by Mahmoud Elkoush | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Mahmoud Elkoush, author of Reporting with Visual Studio and Crystal Reports, describes how to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. We will create our application, and by studying the working of this application, we will learn the features of Visual Studio. We will also design our interface and validate our data. By the end of this article, we will have the final design of our application.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a new application
  • Adding controls to the form
  • Validating form data
  • Sketching our reports on paper
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General Considerations

by Dominic Barnes | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article by Dominic Barnes, author of Node Security, we go over the general security considerations, particularly within JavaScript itself as well as Node.js applications in general.

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Major SDK components

by Mischa Spiegelmock | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Mischa Spiegelmock, author of Leap Motion Development Essentials, talks about the major components of the Leap SDK. We'll visit each of these in more depth as we continue our journey.

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Using Media Files – playing audio files

by Martin Robinson | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles Open Source

In this article by Martin Robinson, the author of the book "Getting Started with JUCE" has described how an audio file playback can be controlled using a Graphical User Interface and adding an audio file playback support.

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Let's Breakdown the Numbers

by Marlon Ribunal Mickey Stuewe | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Marlon Ribunal and Mickey Stuewe, authors of SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints, covers the use of parameters in different scenarios. We figured that you already have a basic knowledge of how SSRS works. So, we eliminated the boring stuff. The article begins with showing you how to create a data source and dataset with T-SQL and stored procedures.

In this article, we will learn the following:

  • Creating a report from scratch
  • Using stored procedure in a report
  • Defining data sources and datasets
  • Using dataset as a parameter source
  • Creating a parameterized report
  • Creating multivalued parameters
  • Creating cascading parameters
  • Creating cascading multivalued parameters
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Installation and Deployment of Citrix Systems®' CPSM

by Puthiyavan Udayakumar | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article, created by Puthiyavan Udayakumar, the author of Getting Started with Citrix® CloudPortal™, focuses on the measures to verify system readiness before getting CPSM up and running. This article covers the metrics to verify before CPSM deployment and the method to install CPSM using GUI.

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Improving Your Development Speed

by Hudson Orsine Assumpção | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article written by Hudson Orsine Assumpção, the author of Getting Started with IntelliJ IDEA, provides a wide range of functionalities that will improve your development speed. It presents to you the main visual interface of the IDE and shows you how to improve your productivity using the features of IntelliJ IDEA such as the productivity guide, live templates, and navigation usabilities.

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