SCCM Hardware Inventory with Verification

Mick's IT Blog

This script will initiate a hardware inventory. It scans the InventoryAgent.log file for the initiation of the hardware inventory and then for the completion. The purpose of this is to verify a hardware inventory was actually initiated. I have had instances where I would execute a hardware inventory multiple times not knowing if it actually occurred. The script will return an error code 1 if the initiation was ignored or it exceeded five minutes.


The Endpoint Imperative: In a Software World, Hardware Does Matter

Cloud Musings

Hardware matters. Intel’s Sarah Wieskus joins The End Point Imperative: A Podcast series from Intel to discuss the importance of stable, optimized hardware in today’s digital world. The topic for this episode is "In A Software World Hardware Does Matter."


Taiwanese Firms to Sell Latest NVIDIA AI Hardware to Cloud Giants

Data Center Knowledge

Business Cloud Design Featured Hardware Machine LearningChipmaker partners with top Asian design manufacturers on Volta cloud servers Read More.


VoIP hardware provider pursues certification

IT Toolbox

As demands for VoIP phones increases, platforms that offer customers device-neutral adoption and integration are working to support as wide a choice of hardware as possible. Yealink, a leading global unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, and Phonism a cloud solution for VoIP device provisioning and management, this week certified all Yealink desktop IP phones


Guide to Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking giant is the world’s biggest open source hardware design factory Read More. Blades Cooling Data Center Design Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Power Storage


Retro Chic: The IoT Means Hardware Engineers Are Cool Again

The Investing Edge

From the 19 th century Connecticut Yankee to the 20 th century Route 128 Technology Highway, the region has a 200 year tradition of academic leadership, mechanical, materials and electrical genius, and hardware excellence.


Intel to set up new group to focus on hardware security

Computer Weekly

Chip maker is reportedly planning to form a new group to focus on hardware security as it scrambles to limit the impact of recently discovered security flaws in chip designs


Meet Microsoft, the New Face of Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

If you’re running a cloud platform at Microsoft’s scale (30-plus regions around the world, with multiple data centers per region) and you want it to run on the best data center hardware, you typically design it yourself.


Storage roundtable: flash, hardware, and supporting the channel

Computer Weekly

MicroScope gathered together a group of storage industry representatives to discuss hardware, the growth of flash, and their channel strategies


Private cloud storage 101: Key components and hardware options

Computer Weekly

Private cloud makes consumption of storage easier for the user and simplifies delivery for the IT department. We walk through the key components and the platform choices


Facebook to Open Source Custom AI Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Big Sur server spreads neural network training across eight Nvidia Tesla GPUs Read More. Blades Facebook Featured HPC Open Compute


VoIP hardware maker creates single communications umbrella

IT Toolbox

One Georgia-based VoIP devices manufacturer has devised a smart way of integrating many of its hardware options into a full communications system. Dubbed Diet PBX by Wahsega Laboratories, it is an advanced paging IP PBX hardware appliance that enables customers to easily create a full VoIP communicationThe new system has also been configured to work with third party SIP-compliant devices.


Major VoIP provider unveils entry into hardware

IT Toolbox

VirtualPBX is expected to launch what is being called “a massive product release” at the beginning of next month, marking its first foray into the VoIP hardware options space. “Because we’ve been in the position of being an impartial provider of hardware for almost 20 years alongside


VoIP hardware pioneer snapped up by investment firm

IT Toolbox

Its hardware is now in the fifth generation and millions of clients have downloaded and make use of its apps. MagicJack – the name conjures up the early Wild West days of VoIP. Regarded as the broadest-reaching competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in the US, it has sold more than 11 million of its magicJack VoIP devices. Yet magicJack has just been sold for a 23% premium over its 90-day


IGMP: Translating Between IP and Hardware Multicast Addresses

IT Toolbox

When a host leaves a host group, it calls procedure hgarpdel to remove the ARP cache entry and inform the hardware


Cisco Signals Success in Focus Shift from Hardware to Software

Data Center Knowledge

Optimistic forecast indicates strategic focus on software to compensate for slumping hardware sales is paying off Read More. Cisco Networking Technology


Historical IBM Microcomputer Hardware/Software LAN Products

IT Toolbox

The concept of an overarching connectivity architecture such as SAA was one approach to managing these compromises. One clearly evident (if not explicitly stated) IBM strategy in managing outside competition was to coopt popular technology


LinkedIn Pushes Own Data Center Hardware Standard

Data Center Knowledge

Can Open19 take hold given OCP’s wide support, including by Microsoft? Read More. Blades Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Infrastructure LinkedIn Open Compute Racks and Enclosures


Google Expands Cloud Data Center Plans, Asserts Hardware, Connectivity Leadership

Data Center Knowledge

Company touts its infrastructure might as it fights for enterprise cloud market share Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Featured Google


Microsoft debuts Project Olympus to boost open source datacentre hardware development

Computer Weekly

Microsoft wants to give open source datacentre hardware developers earlier access to its designs to speed up the time it takes to bring new products to market with Project Olympus


Twisted Pair Ethernet Hardware Troubleshooting Part 2

IT Toolbox

Starting at the Data Link layer, ARCNET, IEEE 802, or Ethernet LANs have been frequently implemented for network access


IO Launches OpenStack Cloud on Open Compute Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Data center provider IO has entered the cloud computing market with IO.Cloud, a new platform running on Open Stack software and Open Compute hardware.


What (Hardware) You Need to Build an Azure Cloud in Your Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft releases hardware specs for Azure Stack in anticipation of preview release Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Microsoft


Oracle Cuts 450 Jobs in Hardware Systems Division

Data Center Knowledge

Oracle and other tech giants are refocusing on cloud services as hardware revenues decline Read More. Shared


The Commoditization of Server Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Hardware infrastructure developers will have to cope with commoditization, either by recalibrating their efforts toward commoditization, or by forging partnerships with other data center ecosystem contributors, writes Jake Iskhakov of ServerLIFT. Industry Perspectives


Forget Hardware, Forget Software, Forget the Infrastructure

Data Center Knowledge

Business users think IT is there to say “no,” and it’s IT’s job to change that Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Enterprise Featured


Twisted Pair Ethernet Hardware Troubleshooting Part 1

IT Toolbox

For networks with multiple layers of hubs, the OUT port on one hub connects to an IN port of the higher-layer hub


Report: Third of Q3 Hardware Spending Was on Cloud Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud infrastructure spending grew 16 percent year over year Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Networking Storage


Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc. Hardware Matters. I can think of a few by myself :)  Software Shapes Hardware.


Apple Joins Facebook’s Hardware Design Community

Data Center Knowledge

Becomes official Open Compute Project member after being involved ‘quietly’ for years Read More. Apple Facebook Open Compute


Yes, the cloud is replacing enterprise hardware and software

David Linthicum

The trend is clear: The more public cloud services that are sold, the more traditional enterprise hardware and software vendors shrink. I''ve been making this accretion prediction for years. However, until recently, it''s not been readily apparent. Now it is. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud computing


OCP Launches Marketplace for Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Online catalogue lists servers, storage, network gear and vendors ready to deliver Read More. Blades Networking Open Compute Storage


Report: Cloud Providers Will Spend $23B on Data Center Hardware This Year

Data Center Knowledge

IDC predicts 19 percent uptick in hardware spend by public cloud providers, while traditional IT spend contracts slightly Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Colocation Infrastructure Networking Storage