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Building a Cluster based on VMware (part III)
Posted by Veniamin Kireev on February 19, 2018

This is the third and the last article in the series related to How to build a Cluster based on VMware. In the first article, we saw Cluster Technologies types and understand how to install VMware ESXi, in the second article we look at how to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5., and now we will look at how to configure VMware HA Cluster.

Scheme of VMware vSphere Cluster

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Building a Cluster based on VMware (part II)
Posted by Veniamin Kireev on February 6, 2018

In the previous article “Building a Cluster based on VMware (part I) we saw Cluster Technologies types and understand how to install VMware ESXi. To create a cluster of ESXi hosts, we need to install vCentre. In this part, we’ll look at how to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5

Scheme of VMware vSphere Cluster

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Introducing Azure Automation
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on December 19, 2017

Automating every single task is one of the biggest challenges for every SysAdmin. Either you work on-premise or with Azure, you must automate most of your day-to-day task in order to save your time. In this article, I would like to introduce Azure Automation which is a software as a service (SaaS) application and a wonderful tool in order to automate repeated tasks. Nowadays, every SysAdmin should try to keep its IT infrastructure up and running.

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How to extract TAR files
Posted by Vladimir Yamkovoy on November 22, 2017

Guide and screenshots below show how you can access .TAR files in Windows 10, if you are using an earlier Windows version, this guide will also be helpful. You should also note that the tool explained here is available free of charge and can also to be used to open other files formats such as .ARG and .RAR files. This tool will also help you to create .tar files on Windows PC.

TAR GZ Logo Box

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Microsoft is Announcing Azure File Share Snapshots in Public Preview
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on October 24, 2017

Managing snapshots, or at least using a tool that manages the snapshots for you, is a very common scenario for any IT admin today. Windows clients have this option available for a long time, storage systems leverage snapshots for several processes, but probably the most well-known scenario we see snapshots today are backups. Microsoft just announced they are offering, as a public preview, the snapshots functionality for Azure File Shares.

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Microsoft Introduces Azure’s Availability Zones, Increasing Service Availability
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on October 3, 2017

“Availability Zones” main concept resides on offer fault-isolated locations within an Azure region, which provides redundant power, cooling, networking and any other component related to Azure’s datacenters. The mission for these availability zones is to, of course, provide high availability for workloads running in these datacenters to guarantee resiliency in case of an outage.

Microsoft Azure Region - Scheme - Zones

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Azure AD instance set up basic walkthrough
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on September 14, 2017

This article intended to give basic walkthrough on how to set up an Azure Active Directory instance and demonstrate some simple example of what you can do with it once it has been set up – sort of AAD “show and tell”. I believe a lot of people prefer hands on approach, where you trying to use technology right off the bat, throwing glances at documentation as necessary. This blogpost can be a good starting point for such type of learning journey.

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Deploy Veeam Agent for Windows to backup a physical server
Posted by Romain Serre on August 10, 2017

Veeam Backup & Replication was mainly a backup product for the virtual environment until this year. Recently, Veeam has released Veeam Agent for Windows and Linux 2.0 that enable to backup physical machines such as workstation and server. In this topic, I’ll talk only about Veeam Agent for Windows on a server the environment.

Veeam Agent - Workstation - Server - Cloud Connect - Scheme

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