Welcoming Will Arndt to the DTS team!

We are pleased to announce that Will Arndt will be joining the DTS team as our new Technician!
Will has an extensive background in managing Windows networks, including experience in many different network environments such as the University of Nevada and Mt. Rose Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe.

Slow Workstation? SSD is the future

Welcome to Digital Technology Solutions, I had to move a old server (P2V) and was required to first convert it to VMware workstation 6.5 (Windows 2000) So I opted to first convert it to my laptop then move it over to the new server. My transfer rate was over 800Mbps.

Update Firmware HP 1910 Switches


So I was updating the firmware on a HP 1910 switch and though I would share a quick how to with everyone. Here it goes.




You can remotely download Boot ROM and system software images from a TFTP server at the CLI as


UBIQUITI Carrier Wireless Admin Certification

Today Digital Technology Solutions would like to congratulate Bryan Goff and Jonathan Young on earning their UCWA with a passing grade of over 95%.Well done!


Here are a few key terms they learned in the class:

ACK Timeout
Antenna Reciprocity
CCQ (Client Connection Quality)
CPE (Customer Premise Equipment)
EIRP (Effective Isotropic Radiated Power)
EVM (Error Vector Magnitude)
Fade Margin
Fresnel Zone (One of the most important things to learn)
Hidden Node Problems (UBNT uses the root AP to fix this)
Line-of-Sight (need to check the Fresnel Zone)
MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output)
Modulation (UBNT uses BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM & 64 QAM)
Nosie Floor (The true noise floor at a receiver)
OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing)
Path Loss (The reduction in a power density as a radio wave propagates through space)
Rule of 3's and 10's (The most important math to learn for calculating dB)
Shannon's Law (The maximum throughput of a channel depends on the channel size and Signal-to-Noise Ratio "SNR")
WDS (Wireless Distribution System) Allows for true layer-2 transparent bridging
WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider)
TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access)

So if you need help building a wireless PtP or PtMP link give Digital Technology Solutions a call
at 775-552-3611 or email as at info@dtsnv.

Connecting ISCSI storage CORRECTLY!

Welcome to Digital Technology Solutions, In todays post we will talk about how to cable a ISCSI storage array the correct way. I've seen countless times consultants not understanding the requirements of ISCSI storage. If you don't know what ISCSI is please read here.

Video Insight Windows 2012 Essentials & SQL 2012 Install

Welcome to Digital Technology Solutions. In todays post we will be talking about Video Insights IP based Video recording system. I was installing a new camera system with support for 10 camera and had a heck of a time installing the software. It seems SQL 2008 R2 Express didn't want to install from the Video-Insight software setup.

3CX Auto Provisioning Cisco SPA Phones

Welcome to Digital Technology Solutions. I was working late tonight and thought about posting a quick blog about auto magically provisioning a Cisco SPA phone via option 066 Boot Server Host Name. Since the client only has Cisco SPA phones I opted to change the whole scope.

Nimble Storage CS220 saves the day again!

Welcome to Digital Technology Solutions, In todays post we will talk about Nimbles snapshot technology and cloning options. I received a call from a client today and a user deleted about 20GB of data from a primary share and thought all was lost... Well with Nimble snapshots and cloning features it's never been easier to restore data or a whole server.

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Microsoft End of Life Windows XP, Sharepoint 2003, Exchange 2003 and Office 2003

As many people now know Windows XP is finally end of life. I must say personally it was one of the best operating systems ever produced from Microsoft, It's going to be missed dearly. So with the end of the road and no more updates coming to Windows XP and the 2003 family of products like Office 2003 and Exchange 2003, it's a great time to upgrade or look into the new family of products like Windows 8.1, Office 2013 and Exchange 2013, I personally feel Microsoft has done a great job and created systems worthy to carry on the Microsoft name.