DSW are currently in final testing of our new free Dynamic DNS service. There are many free Dynamic DNS services available however each service is restricted to a limited number of domain names and these may not suit your business. With the DSW Dynamic DNS service, you can setup any hostname under your own domain […]
For over 2 years, Mearns Kirk had been trying to fix their failed Graveyard Project website but every avenue either lead to disappointment or to failure. DSW were offered the challenge which we were happy to take on. The first stage was to setup a development site on one of DSW’s own internet servers and began […]
We had briefly lost our source of HP retired dates but this is now back up and running and the EOSL page has now been updated with a few new dates. The retired dates are from the HP Product Bulletin and HP will generally support the hardware for a further 5 years after the product […]
In July 2010, Microsoft ended Mainstream support for the Windows Server 2003 family and on 14th July 2015, Microsoft will end Extended support. This will mean that there will be no more updates developed for the Operating System which includes fixes for any vulnerabilities. What does this mean? With no fixes available, your server will […]
The DSW alerting service (SPMA) continues to add more functionality to fit our customers needs. Recent alerts added include Send a Warning if the server reboots Monitor the number of Terminal Services Connections (this can be configured to monitor any TCP port) Monitor ISP Name Servers (ensure the Name Server responds in a timely manner […]
DSW recently setup their SPMA (Systems Performance Monitoring & Alerting) system for one of our customers and to be honest, they didn’t quite understand what they would get out of it. After the system was running for less than 1 week, it showed some strange peaks in CPU and network usage. DSW investigated this which […]
After many hours trawling through many sites and trying a few templates it has become apparent that there is a distinct lack of good statistics graphs for BIND 9 and Cacti. So watch this space for a set of Cacti Templates for BIND 9. In the mean time if you have any suggestions of what […]
DSW are currently rebuilding one of their partners DNS infrastructures. After the recent ShellShock vulnerability our partner decided that after patching their servers they would also like to refresh their servers and upgrade to the latest version. They also asked DSW to provide better performance monitoring and alerting on the new environment. This project is […]
DSW are currently helping a large bank with a Divestment project with an estimated budget of £1.3bn. Our responsibilities on the project include the design of the data extraction and transport of 2 million accounts and associated data to the target bank. The volume of data to be transported is in excess of 50TB.
DSW are currently designing and implementing a completely new infrastructure for one of Scotland’s top independent schools. The design is based on the following – 10 x HP ProLiant DL360p G8, 2 x 6 core CPU, 96GB RAM 2 x HP StoreVirtual 2730 SAN VMware vSphere 5.1U1 VMware vCenter Server 5.1U1 VMware View 5 Windows […]
DSW are currently working with a Government Agency in Scotland to update and test their Disaster Recovery Strategy. Have you ever asked yourself the question “What would my company/organisation do if our Computer Room/Data Center stopped working for any reason?”
DSW have just completed a large installation and configuration of Cacti & Nagios for one of their clients Here is a list of some of the Hardware and Software used RHEL 6 – RedHat Enterprise Linux on a vSphere Virtual Machine (vCenter & ESXi 4.1) Nagios Core v3.3.1 – Monitoring and Alerting snmptt – SNMP […]
DSW are currently running an IT Strategy Review for one of their customers. Do you know what direction your business should be taking as far as the IT strategy is concerned. What are your plans for the next 6 months, year or 5 years? There is a big buzz about Cloud Computing but what is […]
I had the situation whereby a server had two dns servers configured and both of these dns servers had the dns zone installed as secondary. So how did the server update/register it’s forward and reverse lookup dns records? This page will help you understand what happens.