30 janvier 2013

Hyper-V over SMB – Sample Configurations

This post describes a few different Hyper-V over SMB sample configurations with increasing levels of availability. Not all configurations are recommended for production deployment, since some do not provide continuous availability. The goal of the post is to show how one can add redundancy, Storage Spaces and Failover Clustering in different ways to provide additional fault tolerance to the configuration.   1 – All Standalone     --> please see the rest on Jose's Blog... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

Top 5 Windows 8 Enterprise Features

I've already written a fair amount about Windows 8 and my experiences with Microsoft's latest client OS, and have presented some reasons why you should and shouldn't deploy it. Of all the various editions of Windows 8, the one that admins should be most concerned about is Windows 8 Enterprise, the volume-licensed version of Windows 8 that most organizations with more than five PCs will likely deploy. If you want to deploy Windows 8 Enterprise, you'll also need to be a Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) --> please see the rest on... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

VMware Mirage Cool Video

VMware Mirage is one of my products I’m interested in since a couple of months. Since the acquisition of Vanova by VMware, the product has been updated and improved by VMware. I’ve assisted to a live Demo of the product during VMworld Barcelona. I did an interview with Tom Nikl - Mirage product manager. If you have missed that, you can read the original article here – VMware Mirage – VMworld Barcelona Demo.. And I have also Installed and tested VMware Mirage in my lab recently, you can have a look at the whole step-by-step serie: ... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Administration Training Released

New Training – Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Administration - has been released by TrainSignal. You’ll learn the best practices to Install and configure Microsoft Exchange 2013. The course has 22 lessons where you’ll be able to learn not only how to install but also what’s the best way to migrate from previous versions of Exchange. Exchange 2013 which went recently RTM (read what’s new), has reduced the number of internal server roles from five to two – client access and mailbox. The Client Access server role (CAS) is the front-end,... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

How-to Create a Free VMware Branded Linux Virtual Appliance with Suse Studio

Suse Studio enables you to create a Free VMware Branded Linux Virtual Appliance. You’re able to choose from different versions, desktop or server types, add different packages etc. One thing that is cool that you can create your own virtual appliance with VMware branded login screens etc, free of charge. The Virtual Appliance which will run VMware’s OEMed version of Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). Of course, to be entitled for a support you’d have to be on the SnS. (BTW there are support packages that are available for... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

Que vaut le NetAPP FAS 2240 ?

La baie de stockage FAS 2240 est aujourd'hui l'entrée de gamme de NetAPP en OS 64 bits. La machine se présente sous la forme d’un tiroir 2u disposant de 24 emplacements pour disque SAS 2.5 pouces ici de provenance Hitachi 10k et d’une volumétrie unitaire de 450 Go. l'OS Data ONTAP utilisé ici est la toute dernière version r8.2.2. La connectique vers les DS additionnels s’opère au travers de liens SAS 6Gb/s. Par défaut il est aujourd’hui recommandé de boucler les deux cartes l’une sur l’autre afin de d’autoriser la reprise des... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

Présentation vidéo de PowerShell ISE

PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) est l'environnement graphique permettant d'accompagner l'administrateur Windows dans sa découverte de PowerShell. Recherche de commandes et de leurs paramètres, assistance au scripting avec les snippets, complétion Intellisense, tout y est dans la version 3.0 pour vous aider à prendre en main le langage et les commandes. Cette vidéo présente rapidement les grands principes d'ISE, mais rien ne vaut la pratique : lancez ISE, explorez la liste des commandes, essayez les snippets avec la... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

Awesome appliance, vCenter Support Assistant

Today an awesome appliance called the vCenter Support Assistant was made available to the world. I have seen some screenshots and a demo and feel that this appliance is a MUST HAVE for anyone who files Support Requests. Just the fact that you can do that from a single interface, which also allows you to upload the support bundle just makes life a whole lot easier. Ryan Johnson wrote an excellent article on this topic… and I am going to steal his thunder so I suggest you head over to the VMware TAM Program blog (open to everyone)... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

Storage vMotion does not rename files?

A while back I posted that 5.0 U2 re-introduced the renaming behavior for VM file names. I was just informed by our excellent Support Team that unfortunately the release notes missed something crucial and Storage vMotion does not rename files by default. In order to get the renaming behavior you will have to set an advanced setting within vCenter.. This is how you do it: Go to “Administration” Click on “vCenter Server Settings” Click “Advanced Settings” Add the key “provisioning.relocate.enableRename” with value “true” and click... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

Forefront TMG SP2 Rollup 3 available... Forefront est mort, mais Forefront est vivant!

We are happy to announce the availability of Rollup 3 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2). TMG SP2 Rollup 3 is available for download here: Rollup 3 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 2 Please see KB Article ID: 2735208 for details of the fixes included in this rollup. The Build Number for this update is: 7.0.9193.575 To install this update, you must be running Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Service Pack 2. --> Please see the blog post on ISABLOG... [Lire la suite]