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Gigabit auto negotiation

May 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Update: I originally posted this (on my previous blogging site) on 31 Mar 2009 and have made some updates due to broken reference links.

I ran into a strange problem while configuring an Etherchannel on a couple Cisco switches. I would set the speed and duplex on one switch to 1000 full but as soon as I set the same speed and duplex on the other switch the connection would go down. This was the first time I’ve tried to set up an Etherchannel so I incorrectly assumed it was an Etherchannel configuration mistake. After much searching I found a single sentence that indicated 1000Base-T must be set to auto/auto but no references. Luckily my colleague was looking for the same thing and sent me a link which had references and a great explanation of what happens. That link is no longer active but I’ve found others that I’ll put at the bottom of this post. Read more…

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Categories: Networking Tags: ,

Blogging with Word 2007

May 24, 2010 Leave a comment

I prefer to use MS Word to write blog entries because of the auto spell checking and the ease of inserting images. Plus I can save a local copy of each blog entry just in case. There are two extra steps that I perform after posting a blog entry because I can’t figure out how to do it from within Word. If anyone can figure out a way please let me know. Read more…

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Removing source control the manual way

May 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Moving between different source control servers is a royal pain. I think the best method of ensuring a clean move is to completely remove all source control bindings on your solutions and projects from a local copy and then check them in under the new source control server. In this case I went from Team Foundation Server to SourceGear Vault. Read more…

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MS help file won’t show contents

May 4, 2010 Leave a comment

And what is a stream?

For anyone who has installed Team Foundation Server you know it’s not going to be easy. We’ve been using TFS 2008 for a little while and it was time to move our source control to a new server. This is a perfect opportunity to upgrade to TFS 2010. First thing to do was to find the installation guide to see what has changed as far as service accounts and other system requirements. I downloaded the TFS 2010 installation guide but when I try to open it all I get in the content pain is the message “Navigation to the webpage was canceled”.

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