March 2019

Obtaining GroupWise Cores on SLES 12 and SLES 15

By |2019-04-01T15:36:02-07:00March 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

When I first started moving GroupWise systems to SLES 12, I had a horrible time just configuring GroupWise to capture a core in the event of a crash. It took a long time to figure it out since it's not as automatic as on SLES 11. SLES 15 would also have the same nuances as SLES 12. I was finally able to compile a list of needed items to either try to prevent the crash or create a good core [...]

June 2014

Q3 2014 Server Baseline Updates

By |2016-12-22T14:36:22-07:00June 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Major Patches Published through June 30, 2014. Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied and functional. This [...]

April 2014

Q2 2014 Server Baseline Update

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00April 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Major Patches Published through Mar 31, 2014. Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied and functional. This [...]

February 2014

Server Baseline Document: Q1 2014
(Current Versions through Feb 28, 2014)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00February 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Major Patches Published through Feb 28, 2014. Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied and functional. This [...]

August 2012

cloud computing vs virtualization

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00August 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

There are many questions out there about what cloud computing really is. Virtualization is now understood pretty well. So what's the difference? Here are a few links to resources that I have found to be very helpful in explaining the differences: http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2011/03/03/chou-s-theories-of-cloud-computing-the-5-3-2-principle.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2010/12/17/cloud-computing-concepts-for-it-pros-2-3.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrastructure_as_a_service#Service_models http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2011/03/07/highly-virtualized-computing-vs-private-cloud.aspx http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-145/SP800-145.pdf

December 2011

5 Reasons Why Social Media and Instant Messaging Can’t Replace Email

By |2016-12-22T14:36:31-07:00December 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|

There have been a few news stories recently about a French IT company called Atos that has announced their intention to replace email with Social Networking and Instant Messaging over the next few years. The company has 74,000 users and claims that most of the current email is either worthless or it is spam. Whether the company pulls it off is yet to be seen, and some people may argue that it is simply a publicity stunt (I'm one of [...]

Novell Client 2 SP2 Released

By |2016-12-22T14:36:31-07:00December 5th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Novell has released Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows 7, Vista, 2008, and 2008 R2. It supports NetWare, OES 2, and OES 11. We expect this is foreshadowing for the release of OES 11 on SLES 11. Here is the readme for more details.

September 2011

GroupWise 8 SP2 HP3 (8.02 Hotpatch 3) Released

By |2016-12-22T14:36:31-07:00September 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

It's been a long time coming, but the Hotpatch 3 bundle for GroupWise 8 SP2 was finally released yesterday. The hotpatch includes a slew of significant bug fixes for the server back end as well as the client.  We had experienced various agent patches and quite a few different client crashes.  Novell has been really good about fixing those issues along the way and providing updated code, but it's good to see an "Official" hot patch.  The prior release was [...]

May 2011

Our new website and blog

By |2016-12-22T14:36:32-07:00May 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Throughout history, folks have had a lot to say about change… that it’s a good thing, it’s inevitable, and it’s the one thing you can always count on. At Marvin Huffaker Consulting, we’ve had our fair share of change since starting out as a one-man shop in 2002. Today, our team of highly-trained and certified engineers provides clients around the globe with superior business collaboration and virtualization services and support. Change has been good for us. As we’ve worked to [...]