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Migrating VMware guest server

Migrating a VMware Guest Server.

In this example, we are using a HOST1 and HOST2 these are the physical servers using VMware operating system.

We are moving a Guest1 Windows 2008 R2 DataCenter server  from HOST1 to HOST2 using a vSphere Client 5.x. You don't need to shut-down the Guest1 to migrate to HOST2.

In vSphere client, simply select the Guest1, right click to select Migrate. In a pop-up windows, select Migration Type, select Change host, click Next.

In Select Destination, click the (+) Cluster to see available HOST, here you will see your HOST1 and HOST2. Select HOST2, click Next, select High priority (Recommended), click Next. In Ready to Complete, click Finish.

In the Recent Tasks, you will see the migration status of the Guest1 server, the status will return completed when it's done. Now check your Guest1 Server.

Your migration is now complete.


Simple CSS Style

The HTML basic framework is completed, let's add some basic cascaded style sheet (CSS) to a better presentation of our website.

The id #nav_container { } is use for menu style, to control the list type style.
The id #nav_container li { } is use to stack the menu in horizontal using the display inline-block.
The id #nav_container li a { } is use to style of your menu links.
The class .left_column { } is use to style your website left column.
The class .right_column { } is use to style your website right column.

Sample Cascaded Style Sheet (CSS)

#nav_container {list-style-type: none;background: grey;margin-bottom: 15px;}
#nav_container li {display: inline-block;
}
#nav_container li a {display: inline-block;text-decoration: none;padding: 5px;color: white;}
#nav_container li a:hover {color: black;}
.left_column {margin-right:170px;} .right_column {float:right;width:160px;
} Learn these html, stylesheet, and javascript programming, visit Codecademy.com website.

Basic foundation of a website

Here's what I've learned from Codecademy.com on how to create your website with basic foundation.

First, create your html basic framework using html, head, and body tags.
Second, add your logo image using img tag.
Third, create your navigation for your website menu e.g. Home, Products, Services and Contact Us.
Fourth, create your website layout using div tag with id name main_content. Create two more div's inside your main_content, with a class name left_column, and right_column. See sample codes below.

Before you continue adding more html codes, check your navigation menu. You may add a new link e.g. Our Company, Locations, News and Events. But I will let you decide for your website.

Sample HTML Framework for a website:
<html><head><link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" /></head> <body><img id="logo" src="http://codecademy.com/assets/codecademy_logo_small.png" \><ul id="nav_container"…

Microsoft Portal service is unavailable

Early this morning, the Microsoft online portal (http://portal.microsoftonline.com) is showing "service is unavailable". I was able to confirmed this from two different location in Reston and Fairfax, Virginia.

I'm not sure if this is a real issue to be concern, but this is the first service unavailable message I received from Microsoft online portal since 2010. The online portal displayed a dead image link when I tried to reload the page, then later on I was able to login to my account.

As of now, the service is back online.


Securing your Gmail using Two Factor Authentication

I wrote an article last October 2011 on how you can activate your Gmail two factor authentication or two step verification for added security to access your Google Email or Gmail. I am writing an updated article to provide the step by step procedures. For this article, I am using my own gmail account (practice @ gmail.com).

Let's go ahead.

Login to www.gmail.com website, using your email address and password.If you haven't change your password in a while, let's go ahead update your password. In the upper right corner of your Gmail web screen, click your photo (if you haven't update your photo, you will see a default photo image). Click Account. The web page will redirect to your Google account page.In your Google Accounts page, click Security. In password management, click change password. You will need your old password, type-in your new password, and confirm new password. Click Save to update. Logout and re-login to check your new password.Now, we're good to activa…

Google Postini has been deactivated

Google acquired Postini email security services years ago, and now it is integrated with Google Apps service. If you configured your domain name using Google Apps services in the past using Postini, you need to update your domain name MX records.

Using Postini service, you configured your domain name MX record something like this. I'm using KING.NET domain name as an example.
@ (none)        KING.NET.S9A1.PSMTP.COM.10
@  (other)KING.NET.S9B1.PSMTP.COM.10
@  (other)KING.NET.S9B2.PSMTP.COM.10
@  (other)KING.NET.S9A2.PSMTP.COM.   20

The new MX records listed below.
Blank or @ 300 MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 300 MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 300 MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 300 MX 10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
Blank or @ 300 MX 10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM

Excerpt from Google email "Your email continues to flow through Postini systems until you change the MX records to point directly to Google for all of the domains listed above. Until you change MX records, you…

Web Attack Blackhole ToolKit

I received an email with the following message:

"Dear Bank Account Operator, WIRE TRANSFER: WRE-7258418863703165 CURRENT STATUS: PENDING
Please REVIEW YOUR TRANSACTION as soon as possible. " Note: I already removed the linked in review your transaction for this post. See the captured screen after clicking the malicious code.


DO NOT visit the URL Address if you don't have a protection on your computer. And here's the noticed from Symantec Anti-Virus. "Web Attack Blackhole Toolkit Website (random number) detected.


I'm not expecting any wire transfer transaction, so I know this is one of the malicious code out there trying to take control of your computer. I'm surprise that Google Apps anti-virus tool did not detect this type email. I already reported (tagged) this as spam in my Google email.

How do you protect your computer against this type of viruses. Here's my suggestions.

Install anti-virus software to your computer. Here's some software to choos…