Top reseller resources

These guides, tutorials, chapter downloads and other how-tos are the most popular reseller resources we offer across our network of channel sites. Find out how you could be offering more to your customers with help from these resources.

Check out our top reseller resources of all time -- these are the most popular guides, tutorials, chapter downloads and in-depth technical articles across our network of sites for value-added resellers (VARs), technology solution providers and consultants working with networking, security, storage and other technologies. Learn how to select, install, deploy, manage and optimize hot technologies including virtualization, storage area networks, VPNs, security tools and more. If you missed any of these great reseller resources the first time around, don't miss them now.


1. Our top five storage tips -- so far
Get the top five storage solution provider tips of the first half of 2008, as chosen by readers, including advice on storage capacity planning, optimizing iSCSI SANs, appliance-based digital shredding, data deduplication services and data protection sales.


2. Channel Explained: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Businesses are demanding more from their networks, and technology is responding. With the availability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and compatible products, should you be upgrading your clients' infrastructure? In this Channel Explained you'll learn the ins and outs of 10 GigE as well as the types of clients that may be interested in the technology.


3. VMware vs. Virtual Server: Compare server virtualization products
Which of the two more popular virtual server options is best for your customer: VMware or Microsoft Virtual Server? can help you dig through the technology comparisons and jumpstart your virtual server project with this fast guide.


4. Windows Server 2008 Tutorial
Help your customers upgrade to Windows Server 2008 with the tips, tricks and other helpful information included in this tutorial from


5. iSCSI storage vs. Fibre Channel storage: A SAN tutorial
iSCSI storage systems and Fibre Channel storage arrays are both used in storage area networks (SANs). Get help deciding which is better for your customers with this tutorial.


6. Ethical hacking tools and techniques: Password cracking
Learn about password cracking in this portion of a tip on network penetration testing and ethical hacking tools and techniques from


7. Verifying and viewing VMware ESX Server configuration files
Follow these best practices for preparing a VMware ESX Server configuration, excerpted from Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise by Chris Wolf.


8. Hot Spot Tutorial: SAN Design Services
Storage area network design services are fertile ground for storage service providers. Find out which companies to target, what the typical costs of a SAN are, where iSCSI makes more sense than Fibre Channel and more with this tutorial.


9. Installing SUSE Linux 10
This step-by-step guide from will walk you through the process of installing SUSE Linux 10, including selecting an installation method and customizing and completing your SUSE Linux installation.


10. iSCSI Study Guide
Take this quiz to test and bolster your knowledge of iSCSI.


11. Vista VPN setup guide
You can help businesses provide remote access to users by setting up a virtual private network with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Find out how with this setup guide from


12. Scripting creation of virtual machines in ESX shell
Scripting the creation of virtual machines using VMware power tools is simpler that you might think. This book excerpt from tells you how.


13. Hot Spot Tutorial: VoIP implementation services
VoIP implementations offer organizations an inexpensive and feature-rich alternative to traditional communications systems. This tutorial offers solution providers best practices for delivering VoIP services to small, medium-sized and enterprise businesses.


14. Oracle RAC: Database performance issues
This excerpt from Oracle Database 10g: Real Applications Clusters Handbook examines what happens to a hung database and how to fix it.


15. Windows VPN troubleshooting: A learning guide
This guide is designed to provide VARs and networking consultants with strategies for Windows virtual private network troubleshooting.


16. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) tutorial
This SOA tutorial walks you through basic SOA terminology, offers some ammunition to take into SOA discussions with customers, and touches on SOA adoption obstacles.


17. CCNA Study Guide
This guide from lists free resources to help you prepare for Cisco's CCNA exam.


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