Creating an SOFS Share on S2D using Virtual Machines

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Hello and welcome to another awesome article. This time we’re going to create a highly-available Windows share by just using virtual machines, without the need for dedicated hardware, SAN or NAS storage or any special networking requirements. Before we get started on the article let’s see what the use case might be for this type […]

Enable Encryption for Microsoft SQL Server Connections

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It’s late in the afternoon and I have just received a most interesting task. A client of mine wants to connect to his Microsoft SQL Server over the public network, with no VPN, and he’s asking me how can we best secure this connection. First thing that popped up in my mind is encryption! So […]

Change IP Address in Linux Using Terminal

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Hello everybody and welcome to another fun article that takes us back to basics in the world of Linux. I know this article might seem too basic, but a lot of people ask me “How do I change my IP address on my Linux box?” all the time. For that, I’ve created this simple to […]

VMware Troubleshooting: Network Drop Issue

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Hello fellow VMware admins. Time and time again, we have dealt with strange issues which are really hard to pinpoint. One issue I’ve recently dealt with was very frustrating and had me going deep into troubleshooting, deep into the kernel and what I have found is listed below. However, before we go further in the […]

How to Upgrade Microsoft SQL Server the Right Way

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Hello and welcome to another detailed article on MSSQL. Today I will be touching the subject matter of doing an in-line upgrade of a MSSQL Server from one version to another. For today’s article, we will be upgrading from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2017 . As with any upgrade, we should first […]

Desired State Configuration in PowerShell

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Hello everybody and welcome to a new and cool article about PowerShell. This time we’ll learn how to implement DSC by using PowerShell. DSC is basically Configuration as Code, where we configure certain aspects of a system by using some type of manifest, or better yet a configuration file. DSC is the PowerShell alternative to […]

How to Remove a Hyper-V VM Snapshot using PowerShell

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Hello everybody! I’ve recently done some work on a Hyper-V Cluster and I have come upon a rather weird issue where I don’t have any option to delete VM Checkpoints from the Hyper-V Manager. Now I’m sure most of you will say, who uses the UI?? We are all PowerShell gods that grab the bull […]

Brocade ISL Configuration Step by Step Guide

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Hello everyone! I have recently received the task to connect a Brocade SN6000B switch to an existing switch fabric, so I thought I would write a article on how to do this since there are a lot of contradicting articles and not so clear articles online. So let’s do this, step by step style! So […]

Upgrade Windows Server from Evaluation to Full

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Hello and welcome to another article on Windows Server. This time we’ll upgrade from the evaluation license to the full license so we won’t be limited after 180 days of usage and get rid of that pesky little message in our right corner of the screen. First of all, this is the annoying message. In […]

Attach a USB Device to a Virtual Machine in VMware

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Hello and welcome to another article on VMware. This time we’ll talk about a simple task, of attaching a USB device to a VM in VMware. This article is intended for the beginner audience in the virtualization world and I hope it will add a little more knowledge here and there. Ok so let’s start. […]