Thursday, July 26, 2012

NETIO network throughput benchmark

ETIO - Network Benchmark, Version 1.31
(C) 1997-2010 Kai Uwe Rommel

Download version 1.31 HERE

This is a network benchmark for OS/2 2.x, Windows, Linux and Unix.
It measures the net throughput of a network via TCP and UDP
protocols using various different packet sizes.

One instance has to run on one machine as a server process, another
instance is used on another machine to perform the benchmark. When
executed without arguments, the program will explain its usage.

Full source code is included. For compilation, IBM C/C++ for OS/2
or gcc (mingw) for Windows is required, gcc can be used under Unix.

Starting with version 1.20, multi threading support is required.
Under Unix this has to be pthreads (tested with Linux). Therefore,
DOS is no longer supported beginning with version 1.20.

A few executable files are included. The author can only build for OS/2,
Windows, Linux and AIX. The other executable files (if any) are
contributions from other people who ported the benchmark to their
platform. However, those executables may be out of date now (based
on earlier versions). Especially, executables of version 1.16 and
newer will not communicate with versions below 1.16.

This program/these programs can be used freely for private or
educational purposes. If you want to use them for commercial purposes,
please contact the author. You may redistribute this software only if
all files from my original distribution are included unchanged. You may
only add readable documentation files, such as a BBS signature, and only
if they are marked prominently as additions. If you want to include any
part of the orignal distribution with other software, please contact the
author before.

There is no warranty. Use this software on your own risk. Due to the
complexity and variety of today's hardware and software which may be
used to run these programs, I am not responsible for any damage or loss
of data or hardware failures or other damage caused by correct or
incorrect use of this software. It was tested very well and is expected
to work correctly, but nobody can actually guarantee this under any
circumstances. And because this software is essentially free (even if
you register, you don't pay for using this software but for the service
of getting upgrades), you get what you pay for ...

Author:      Kai Uwe Rommel
             Muenchen, Germany

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool

Link to original document page:


When you choose to download most software from the Microsoft Store, you have the option of using Download Manager or downloading from your browser. However, when you purchase Microsoft Windows 7 from Microsoft Store, you have an additional choice to make: whether to download a collection of compressed files or to download an ISO file. An ISO file combines all the Windows 7 installation files into a single uncompressed file.
If you choose to download an ISO file (so that you can create a bootable file from a DVD or USB flash drive), copy your Windows 7 ISO file onto your media and, run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. After you do this, you can install Windows 7 onto your computer directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.
NOTE: When you download the ISO file, you must copy the file onto a USB flash drive or a DVD to install Windows 7. When you're ready to install Windows 7, insert the USB flash drive into your USB port or insert your DVD into your DVD drive, and then run Setup.exe from the root folder on the drive.
The advantage to following this process and creating bootable media is that it allows you to install Windows 7 without having to first run an existing operating system on your machine. If you change the boot order of drives in your computer's BIOS, you can run the Windows 7 installation directly from your USB flash drive or from a DVD when you first turn your computer on. (Please see the documentation for your computer for information about how to change the BIOS boot order of drives.)

Download tool HERE

Monday, July 16, 2012

VSphere Web Client Demo

The demo will show how easy the new vSphere web client is to access as well as highlight the simplicity of navigating the new interface for common day-to-day tasks of virtualization administrators. For more information:

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