How To Encrypt Data In Amazon S3

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Most data uploaded to the cloud is protected by the standard username and password authentication, and is usually stored in plaintext for easy access and retrieval. However, because some data can be sensitive and confidential, this level of protection will not be enough against certain threats or to meet certain requirements such as : External […]

Download Microsoft Software using HeiDoc ISO Download Tool

by File in: Windows has a free tool called Windows ISO Downloader that, as the name suggests, lets you download ISO files of Windows software. Specifically, it gives you download links to Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office programs. The program is completely portable, meaning you don’t have to install anything to your computer. Just open the […]

Setting Up A Microsoft Azure Files File Share

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In a previous post, we taught you how to set up an AWS S3 bucket for storing files. As it’s not the only enterprise-class cloud-based storage solution out there, we thought it would be a good idea to do similar posts for other similar solutions like Azure Files and Google Storage. We bet there are […]

How to Connect to a Windows EC2 Instance from Mac

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Previously, I wrote an article on how you can connect to a Linux EC2 instance using SSH via Terminal. In this article, we’re going to talk about connecting to a Windows Server EC2 instance and remotely managing it from your Mac. The first thing you’ll need is a running installation of Microsoft Remote Desktop. That […]

How to SSH to a Linux EC2 Instance from Mac

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For quite some time now, Linux and its derivatives or distros have been the most widely used platform in the cloud. Since many of these Linux instances are headless, i.e. having no graphical user interface (GUI), you need to access them through the command line. In this post, we’re going to show you how to […]

How to Create an Amazon S3 Bucket and Folder

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Consumer cloud storage solutions like Google Drive, DropBox, and OneDrive are great for personal or perhaps even SMB (small-to-medium-sized business) use. But if you’re a large enterprise, you’d do better with enterprise-grade solutions like Amazon S3. Amazon S3 provides several features that can help you meet more stringent corporate security policies as well as regulatory […]

How to Expand VMware ESXi Datastore Capacity

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After setting up a new installation of ESXi on my refurbished Dell PowerEdge server, I realized that the datastore was only using two of the six SAS drives installed on the system. This was because two of the drives were in a RAID 1 configuration and the other four drives were in a RAID 5 […]

How to Add a License Key to VMware ESXi

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Once you have installed VMware ESXi onto a server, you’ll need to add your license key via the web interface. Otherwise, you’ll only be using the trial version, which lasts for 60 days. If you’re downloading the free version of ESXi, you can get the license key by visiting the evaluation page for ESXi. You will […]

How to Configure VMware ESXi with a Static IP Address

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Once you have installed VMware ESXi onto a server, you will probably want to give it a static IP address rather than using DHCP. There are two ways you can configure ESXi with a static IP: either via the web GUI interface or via the server console management screen. I found it a lot easier […]

How to Upload VMware Workstation VM to ESXi Server

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I’ve been using VMware Workstation on my personal PC for quite a few years, but I was having one big issue: the virtual machines were simply taking up too much space. I use an SSD on my personal computer, but the drive isn’t that large. With only three VMs on my local machine, it was […]