Michael A. Flowers Sr.

Michael Flowers is a systems engineer with over a decade in the field designing, administering, and securing enterprise environments. He has experience with the complex infrastructure that is the network backbone of industries such as hospitality, entertainment, international affairs, and transportation.

Back to basics: Make sure VMs don’t exceed host capacity

Mobile Wi-Fi: How a wireless router helped catch a thief

Mobile Wi-Fi: How a wireless router helped catch a thief

When a crook stole a transit-authority maintenance vehicle, the IT team hit the road and tracked it to a local chop shop.

Review of two Cradlepoint mobile routers

Review of two Cradlepoint mobile routers

Cradlepoint IBR-900 and IBR-1700 mobile routers with Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and cellular interfaces help link devices on a transportation organization’s passenger buses and smaller vehicles with the data center.

How to add virtual-machine drive space in Microsoft Server Hyper-V

How to add virtual-machine drive space in Microsoft Server Hyper-V

Adding more disk space to virtual machines is important to keep systems running properly and can be accomplished using Microsoft Server Hyper-V with either Hyper-V Manager or Failover Cluster Manager.

DHCP: How to work with user classes on Windows

DHCP: How to work with user classes on Windows

'Scopes' and 'classes' of IP addresses can help to logically organize address ranges by users and devices within Windows DHCP Server.

 Subnetting: Brushing up on the fundamentals

Subnetting: Brushing up on the fundamentals

Subnetting and creating subnet masks is often outsourced to consultants, but doing it yourself can be both challenging and rewarding.

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