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How to Run Linux on Windows 10

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Linux users celebrated when it was reported that Bash shell was coming to Windows. And while it was not readily available to all users at first, the Windows 10 Creators Update made Linux on Windows more accessible. Want to join in on the fun? Here’s how you can have Linux on Windows operating system without […]

Configure NGINX Reverse Proxy – Step by Step

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Hello and welcome to an article that focuses on installing and configuring NGINX as a reverse proxy. This is a technical oriented document so we won’t discuss the design and reason behind using a reverse proxy. Instead, we will dive straight into the configuration and set up our NGINX reverse proxy. First of all we […]

How to Configure NIC Teaming on Windows Server

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Hello and welcome to another useful article about Windows Server. In this article we will talk about NIC Teaming and how it has improved over time, especially with the new versions of Windows Server 2016 and 2012 R2. So without further ado, let us dive right in and see what NIC Teaming is all about. […]

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 […]

Upgrade Brocade SAN Switch Firmware Step-by-Step

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Hello and welcome to a neat little article about upgrading the firmware of a Brocade SAN Switch with the latest FOS (Fabric Operating System). So without further ado, let us jump in and upgrade some firmware! The first thing we want to do is to get the latest FOS for our Brocade switch. Now, I’m […]

Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2

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Hello fellow sys admins! In the following article, we will walk through an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2. So let us dive right in. The first step in any upgrade is to get the Installation Media. If you are using a Virtual Machine, then it’s as simple as adding the […]

Configure Static IP Address on a Network Adapter using PowerShell

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In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to configure a static IP address on a system that has one network card through PowerShell. This can come in handy when we have many servers that we are deploying and we would like to automate the IP addressing based on an Excel spreadsheet, for […]

Simple Citrix XenApp Install and Deployment – Step-by-Step

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Hello fellow sysadmins and techies! I recently had a request from a client of mine to deploy a Citrix XenApp environment on a budget. What does on a budget mean? We all know, one small server, that should host all of the components, with no need for high-availability or load balancing. So as a part-time […]