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Wanted – Nvidia Titan

Too much for me I’m afraid, did see the post but was slightly confused as to exactly what you had for sale for what cost.

GTX1080 for £350-400 gives a baseline for a 11gb card, so wouldn’t be looking to spend more than that on a 12gb unless it was a more recent arch, I think the K6000 is 780/original titan equivalentish?

The Complete Guide to Azure Virtual Machines: Part 2

This is part 2 of our Azure Virtual Machines Guide following our previous article Introduction to Azure Virtual Machines. In part 1 we created a virtual network for our VM, now we will create a network security group and finally deploy our VM.

Creating the Network Security Group (NSG)

A network security group is like the firewall for our VM, it is required in order to provide any access to our VM, so it’s important we set this up before deploying one. To create one, we simply select Create a resource on the left-hand side of the Azure management portal and type in “Network Security Group”. We will be presented with the proper blade to create one, so click Create:

Now we need to fill in some fields to create our NSG. For this example I’ll name our NSG “LukeLabNSG”, then we will select the subscription that we want to use this NSG on as well as the resource group. Then we will select the location of the Azure data center that this NSG will be located at. Once everything is filled out we click Create:

We wait for the NSG to deploy and once completed, we can view it by clicking on All Services on the left-hand side and selecting Network Security Groups:

We can now see our new NSG, and we can further configure it by clicking on the name:

We need to assign a subnet to associate this NSG with, select Subnets on the left-hand side:

Now click the Associate button so we can find our subnet and the virtual network that we created in part 1. Remember, we created this when we set up the Virtual Network:

We can now see that we have the LukeLabVnet1 virtual network that we created and the LukeLabSubnet assigned to this network security group. Click Ok to configure:

Select Inbound security rules on the left-hand side. We want to enable RDP access to this VM so that we can connect to it. Also note that for the purpose of this demo we are going to allow RDP access via the public internet, however, for a production environment this is not best practice. In a production environment, you would set up a VPN connection and use RDP over the VPN as it is much more secure. To create our new rule we will select the Add button:

If we wanted to do any sort of advanced configuration of allowing specific ports we could input the information in these fields here, however since we are just doing RDP and it is a common port, Microsoft has already created a list of commonly used ports so that we can easily select enable them. To do this, we will click the basic button at the top:

Now we simply select RDP from the Service drop-down list and the proper information will automatically be filled in. Then we put in a description of the rule and select Add. Also, note that Azure gives us the same warning about exposing RDP to the internet:

Now we’ve set up our NSG, we can finally deploy our VM.

Deploying a Virtual Machine

Now that we have our Virtual Network and Network Security Group created, we are ready to deploy the Virtual Machine. To do this, select the Create a resource button on the left-hand side and type in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. Select the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter from the list and select Create:

Now we need to fill out the form shown here to configure our Virtual Machine. For the purposes of this demo, I named mine “LukeLabVM01”. You also need to give it a username and password (use a strong password!). We’ll select the resource group and the Azure data center location where this VM will be hosted at. “East US” in this case. Clicking Ok will then bring us to the next step:

Select the compute size of the VM that you would like to deploy. The estimated pricing is on the right-hand side:

NOTE: The pricing shown here is for compute costs only. If you need a more detailed breakdown, take a look at the Azure Pricing Calculator

Now we need to fill in the last set of configuration settings. We need to create an availability set, this is very important to understand because it cannot be changed unless the VM is rebuilt. (I’ll be putting together a future post on working with availability sets, so stay tuned for that!). In this example, we’ve simply created an availability set here during the deployment process and named it LukeLabAS1. We then assign our virtual network and subnet that we created in part 1:

Under Network Security Group, click Advanced and select the NSG that we created in the previous steps. Then click OK to verify the settings:

If all of the settings pass the verification process, we now are given the option to deploy the VM. Click Create and we will need to wait for the VM to finish deploying.

Once the deployment process is finished, we can see the newly created VM under Virtual Machines. Click Start to power on the VM if it is not already running:

Then click on the VM name and select Connect at the top to get connected to the VM:

Azure gives us two options, SSH or RDP. In this demo we will RDP to the VM, so select the RDP tab and click on Download RDP file:

Once the RDP file is downloaded, open it up, select connect and input the credentials that we made when we configured the VM:

Now we have access to our VM, and I’ve verified that the hostname of the VM is the one we specified in the deployment settings by bringing up a command prompt:

Wrap-Up

The flexibility of the cloud allows us to stand up Virtual Machines very quickly and it can be a very advantageous solution for applications that need to scale out on massive levels, or situations where investing in hardware doesn’t make sense due to the longevity of the application. However, there is a steep learning curve when it comes to building and managing cloud resources and being aware of each component is critical to the success of running your workloads in the cloud.

What have your experiences with Azure VMs been like so far? Have you found they fit well in your playbook? Have you experienced difficulties? Have questions? Let us know in the comments section below!

For Sale – TP-Link Passthrough Powerline adapters (2 packs)

Selling my TP-Link Powerline adapters as I no longer require them since buying a Netgear Orbi.

I have 2 packs for sale
TLPA4020PKIT – 500Mbps dual ethernet port kit
and
TLPA4010PKIT – 500Mbps single ethernet port kit. Missing ethernet cables.

These powerline adapters are great as you don’t lose the use of any of the sockets that they are plugged into.

Instructions for use can be found on the TP-Link website here Download for TL-PA4020P KIT V1.20 | TP-Link United Kingdom

Looking for £55 delivered for the two packs

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CMS creates chief health informatics officer position

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created a chief health informatics officer position geared toward driving health IT strategy development and technology innovation for the department.

According to the job description, the chief health informatics officer (CHIO) will be charged with developing “requirements and content for health-related information technology, with an initial focus on improving innovation and interoperability.”

The chief health informatics officer position will develop a health IT and information strategy for CMS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as provide subject-matter expertise for health IT information management and technology innovation policy.

Applying health informatics to IT

The position also entails working with providers and vendors to determine how CMS will apply health informatics methods to IT, as well as acting as a liaison between CMS and private industry to lead innovation, according to the job description.

A candidate must have at least one year of “qualifying specialized experience,” including experience using health informatics data to examine, analyze and develop policy and program operations in healthcare programs; offering guidance on program planning to senior management for an organization; and supervising subordinate staff.

Pamela Dixon, co-founder and managing partner of healthcare executive search firm SSi-SEARCH, based in Atlanta, said a chief health informatics officer must have all the skill sets of a chief medical information officer and more. Dixon said a CHIO must be a strategic systems thinker, with the ability to innovate, a strong communicator and a “true leader.”

“The role could and should unlock the key to moving technology initiatives through healthcare dramatically faster, dramatically more effective,” Dixon said.

Finding the right balance

The role could and should unlock the key to moving technology initiatives through healthcare dramatically faster, dramatically more effective.
Pamela Dixonco-founder and managing partner, SSi-SEARCH

Eric Poon, who has served as Duke University Health System’s chief health information officer for the last three and a half years, said a successful informatics professional enables individuals within an organization to achieve quality improvement and patient safety goals with technology. Poon oversees clinical systems and analytics teams and ensures data that’s been gathered can be used to support quality initiatives and research.

One of the most significant challenges Poon said he faces is determining how to balance resources between the day-to-day and “what’s new,” along with making data accessible in a “high-quality way,” so faculty and researchers can easily access the data to support their work in quality improvement and clinical research. Being successful means creating a bridge between technology and individuals within the organization, Poon said.

“I would like them to say that we are making it possible for them to push the envelope with regards to data science and research and data exchange,” Poon said. “I also like to think we will have innovators who are coming up with new apps, new data science, machine learning algorithms that are realigning how we engage patients and how we are really becoming smart about how to use IT to move the needle in quality and safety … and patient health in a cost-effective way.”

Emerging roles important for change

Dixon said new and emerging leadership roles are important because they make organizations think about both what they need or want the individual to accomplish, as well as what the organization itself could accomplish with the right person.

“The actual title is less important,” she said. “There are CHIOs that might just as easily carry the title chief innovation officer or chief transformation officer or chief data officer, depending on their focus. The important thing is that we encourage and foster growth, value and innovation by creating roles that are aimed at doing just that.”

The creation of a chief health informatics officer position and the push to focus on health IT within CMS is part of a larger initiative started earlier this year after the Donald Trump administration announced MyHealthEData, which allows patients to take control of their healthcare data and allows CMS to follow them on their healthcare journey.

Johnathan Monroe, director of the CMS media relations group, said the organization will be accepting applications for the chief health informatics officer position until July 20.

For Sale – BENQ BL3201PT 32″ 4K IPS Monitor

BenQ 4K IPS monitor in excellent condition.

Comes with power and display port cable.

Collection welcome from Sheffield/Rotherham.

Shipping is £18 as I only want to send the monitor via an insured service. Happy for you to collect or arrange your own courier.

Price and currency: 325
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Location: Rotherham/ Sheffield
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For Sale – Toshiba CB30-B-104 Chromebook (13.3″, 1080p IPS, 4gb RAM)

For sale is my Chromebook. I’ve owned it for about 3 years now and it’s never let me down!

Here are the specs, impressive for a Chromebook so runs very well:

  • Intel® Celeron® N2840 processor with Intel® Burst Technology 2.0
  • 33.8cm (13.3″) , Toshiba TruBrite® Full HD TFT High Brightness IPS display with LED backlighting, 16 : 9 aspect ratio
  • Solid State Drive 16 GB eMMC
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Intel® HD Graphics
  • maximum life : up to 9 hours
  • weight : 1.35 kg
  • W x D x H : 320 x 214.0 x 19.3 mm

It comes fully boxed with all manuals, charger, and a black plastic cover with stand on the bottom. Also included is a 128gb SD card, boosting its internal storage. It’s in good condition, but has a couple of scratches on the side, which are not very prominent.

I’m located in London (SE1), close to both Borough and London Bridge stations. I work in Farringdon during the week so we I can meet you somewhere in Central London pretty easily. I also drive, so I can deliver at cost. Can post at additional cost also.

Any questions, fire away!

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Location: London
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For Sale – Sealed HP Omen ce012ce i7 1060

Hi,

I bought this but am reflecting on whether I am going to keep it, mainly because I really dislike the colour of the keys. I have yet to open it and will throw up some pics with a piece of paper with my screen name and date on it. I can process the transaction through ebay, should you prefer, as I think I might have a coupon offering me no selling fees.

I’m asking £900 with postage via UPS or Special Delivery.

OMEN by HP – 15-ce012na Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Core i7 7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz 1080p panel

Happy to speak on phone should you prefer and offer any other info as it is a minefield buying on the net, albeit Classifieds are slightly safer.

Andrew

Price and currency: £900
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Location: Inverness
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For Sale – X58 Bundle (ASUS P6T SE / Xeon 5650 / 6GB Dominator GT RAM) ***3rd Price Drop***

Hi,

I have an X58 bundle for sale consisting of an ASUS P6T SE motherboard, Intel Xeon 5650 hex core CPU and 6gb of Corsair Dominator GT triple channel RAM

The board comes with the I/O plate but does not have the original box or any other accessories. The Xeon 5650 CPU has been delidded and runs at the usual overclock of 4.0ghz without any issues.

£140 delivered (payment by BT or PPG)

Price Drop
£125 delivered

2nd Price Drop
£110 delivered

3rd Price Drop
£100 delivered

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Price and currency: 110 GBP
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Payment method: Bank Transfer or PayPal Gift
Location: Croydon, UK
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For Sale – Custom Water Cooled Computer – i7 high end build

Computer Specs:

Intel I7 6700K Quad-Core Processor
Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard
Avexir DDR4 16gb 2400Mhz ram
EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 FTW Gaming 3.0
INWIN 805 Infinity Case
EVGA 850 Watt G2 Gold rated PSU
Plextor M.2 SSD 256gb
Samsung 850 Pro 512gb
WHITE CABLEMOD computer cables (All of them)
NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum DUAL screen FAN controller
Windows 10 Home Premium

Water cooling specs:
EK Waterblocks EK-FC1080 GTX (Graphics card block)
EK Waterblocks EK-SUPREMACY EVO GOLD (CPU waterblock)
EK Waterblocks EK REVO D5 RGB Pump (Water pump)
EK Waterblocks Reservoir (I have no idea what the fudge it is)
EKWB 360mm/60mm thick radiator
Corsair SP120 High Static Pressure Fans (120mm x 3 )
1/2 // 3/4 EKWB Fittings
SOFT tubing

Price and currency: $1000 USD + Free shipping
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Verified Paypal
Location: Texas, United States
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For Sale – HP Omen 32″ QHD Freesync Monitor

For sale is my HP Omen 32″ QHD Monitor, bought from Currys on 3092017 so still some warranty left, receipt and box included. Lovely monitor and only selling due to upgrading to an Acer Predator, collection only or I could possibly deliver in the Sussex area at cost.

REDUCED to £190 collected

Approx Box size:
35″ x 23″ x 10″

Price and currency: £230
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Payment method: BTPPGCash on Collection
Location: West Sussex
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