Nov 30, 2016

Windows Computers should shutdown as quickly as possible unless there’s any issue causing a shutdown delay. This guide will walk you through the steps to make your Windows PCs shutdown faster.

How to Make Windows Computer Shutdown Faster

Git is one of the most popular distributed version control systems. Many projects maintain their files in a Git repository, and sites like GitHub and Bitbucket have made sharing and contributing to code simple and valuable.

How to Install and Configure Git on FreeBSD 11.0

Packetbeat is a lightweight network packet analyzer allows you to monitor real-time network traffic for application level protocols like HTTP, MySQL, DNS and other services.

How to Collect Infrastructure Metrics with Packetbeat and ELK on CentOS 7

Nov 26, 2016

When you deploy multiple Exchange server in your environment, you can distribute same digital certificate across all exchange servers. There is no need to buy or issue different certificate for each Exchange servers. 

How to Export and Import SSL Certificate in Exchange 2016

When you use the built-in Hyper-V tools (Hyper-V Manager and PowerShell) to delete a virtual machine, all of its virtual hard disks are still exist. This is by design and is logically sound.  This guide will walk you through the steps to delete a virtual hard disk from a cluster shared volume that can not be deleted.

How to Delete a Virtual Hard Disk From Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume

Node Fairness is a latest feature of Failover Clustering (not Hyper-V) that will automatically Live Migrate guests VMs away from an overloaded cluster node. Even though it is a Failover Clustering feature, it only operates on Hyper-V virtual machines.

How to Set Up Node Fairness in Hyper-V 2016

If you follow any tech news, you’ve likely seen the "Internet of Things” mentioned over and again. It’s supposedly one of the next massive things in the internet world —but what exactly does it mean? Isn’t the internet already made up of things?

The Internet of Things Explanation

    Oracle introduces SQL/JSON functions in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2). This guide will walk you through the basic examples of the SQL/JSON functions and how they works.

    Oracle Introduced SQL/JSON Functions in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2)

    Nov 25, 2016

    This article focusing on the basic administration of a Logical Domains environment under Solaris 11 Operating System.  In this article we will go over what it takes to configure a Solaris 11 installation to be a Logical Domains hypervisor as well as configuring Logical Domains in order to perform an installation of the operating system.

    Creating Logical Domains (LDoms) on Solaris 11

    This article describes how to set up a PXE Server that supports remotely installing the Solaris 8 or 10 Operating System for SPARC and Solaris 10 OS for x86/x64 platforms using Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)/DHCP with JumpStart software as well as loading Red Hat Enterprise Linux using PXE and Kickstart.

    How To Set Up ISC DHCP Server to Remotely Install Solaris 10 and Red Hat Linux

    Nov 24, 2016

    The Oracle MySQL Cloud Service let you quickly deploy MySQL databases on the Oracle Public Cloud. This guide will walk you through the steps to quickly create a MySQL cloud service using Oracle Cloud.

    How to Create MySQL Cloud Service on Oracle Cloud

    Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) includes a number of enhancements to datatype conversion functions, making it pretty easier to handle conversion errors.

    Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) Conversion Function Enhancements

    Oracle database 12c Release 2 (12.2) increases the maximum size of most identifiers from 30 to 128 bytes, which makes migration possible from other database engines such as SQL Server or MySQL.

    Maximum identifiers in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2)

    This guide will walk you through the steps to set up a new Ubuntu 16.04 server with basic configuration.

    How to Set Up Basic Configuration with Ubuntu 16.04 Server

    If you have a single wired Internet connection – say, in your bed room – you can create an ad-hoc wireless network with Ubuntu and share the Internet connection among multiple devices such as iPhone, Android or any Wi-Fi enabled device.

    How to Set Up a Wireless Access Point on Your Ubuntu Laptop

    MySQL is an open-source database management system, commonly installed as part of the popular LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) stack. It uses a relational database and SQL (Structured Query Language) to manage its data.

    How to Set Up MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04

    A "LAMP" stack is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a server to host dynamic websites and web apps. This term is actually an acronym which represents the Linux operating system, with the Apache web server. The site data is stored in a MySQL database, and dynamic content is processed by PHP.

    How to Set Up Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) Stack on Ubuntu 16.04

    Nov 23, 2016

    ONLYOFFICE is a free, open source corporate office suite developed to organize teamwork online. It's composed of three separate servers:

    How to Set Up and Use ONLYOFFICE on Ubuntu 14.04

    Since Windows 8 and Server 2012, powershell gives an expansion of cmdlets that let you read the configuration of Network Adapters. In some scenarios you may additionally change settings such as the MAC Address, Wake-on-Lan, or protocols that are bound to the NICs.

    How to Manage NICs with PowerShell on Your Windows PC

    Nov 22, 2016

    This guide will walk you through the steps to create a two-node shared disk cluster for SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2. The clustering layer is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) HA add-on built on top of Pacemaker. The SQL Server instance is active on either one node or the other.

    How to Set Up Shared Disk Cluster for SQL Server on Linux

    This article will walk you through the steps to troubleshoot Microsoft SQL Server running on Linux or in a Docker container.

    How to Troubleshoot SQL Server on Linux

    Nov 21, 2016

    This guide will walk you through some of the performance features if you are running SQL Server on Linux . These are not unique or specific to Linux, but it helps to give you an idea of areas to investigate further.

    Performance Features of SQL Server on Linux

    This guide will walk you through some of the security tasks if you are running SQL Server on Linux. These are not unique or specific to Linux, but it helps to give you an idea of areas to investigate further.

    Security Features of SQL Server on Linux

    Nov 20, 2016

    You can migrate your databases and data to SQL Server vNext CTP1 running on Linux. The method you choose to use depends on the source data and your specific scenario. The following sections provide best practices for various migration scenarios.

    How to Migrate Databases to SQL Server on Red Hat or Ubuntu Linux

    There are several ways to manage SQL Server vNext CTP1 on Linux. This guide will walk you through the steps to configure and manage SQL Server on Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux. The following section of the article provide a quick overview of different management tools and techniques with pointers to more resources.

    How to Configure and Manage SQL Server on Red Hat or Ubuntu Linux

    Microsoft SQL Server now runs on Linux. The latest release, SQL Server vNext CTP1, runs on Linux and is in many ways simply SQL Server. It’s the same SQL Server database engine, with many similar features and services regardless of your operating system.

    How to Install SQL Server on Red Hat Linux 7.2 and Ubuntu 16.04

    Nov 19, 2016

    DHCP reservations are particularly useful to avoid assigning fixed IP addresses to your network devices. It is common practice to add reservations to the DHCP database before the operating system is installed. You can then boot up the computer via PXE to deploy the correct start image. This way, you can also automatically assign the host name to the server.

    How to import DHCP reservations from a CSV file using PowerShell

    Nov 18, 2016

    If you are working on a large number of worksheets in your Excel workbook, it may be difficult to find a specific worksheet. Sorting your excel worksheet tabs alphabetically would make it easier to find quickly what you are actually looking for.

    How to Sort Excel Worksheet Tabs in Alphabetical Order

    Docker makes it easy to wrap your applications and services in containers so you can run them anywhere. As you work with Docker, however, it's also easy to accumulate an excessive number of unused images, containers, and data volumes that clutter the output and consume disk space.

    How to Remove Docker Images, Containers, and Volumes

    Microsoft has just  made it pretty simple to set up and use multiple virtual desktops on your Windows 10 computer. Using multiple desktops are great for keeping unrelated, ongoing projects organized, or for quickly hiding from the boss that browser game and movies you can't stop playing while being in office.

    How to Set Up and Use Multiple Desktops on Windows 10 PC

    It is not quite simple to transfer data from an iPhone or iPad to your Windows PC due to its limited accessibility unlike Android and Windows Phone. In this guide, we'll show you how to transfer photos from an iPhone or iPad to your Windows 10 computer with few simple and easy steps.

    How to Move Photos From iPhone or iPad to Windows 10 PC

    Windows 10 let you disable many of the Lock screen features, but lacks options to remove certain functionalities, such as the Network icon, visible in the bottom-right corner, and allows anyone to view and disconnect your device from a Wi-Fi network.

    How to Disable Network Button From the Lock Screen on Windows 10

    Microsoft has just released a preview of Windows Upgrade Analytics, a free tool that gives you access to the all the compatibility telemetry that Microsoft gathers from your Windows devices. This information can be very valuable to guide your upgrade process to Windows 10.

    Plan Your Windows 10 Upgrade with Windows Upgrade Analytics

    Nov 16, 2016

    In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to build and deploy a Falcon web application using Gunicorn and Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04.

    How to Deploy Falcon Web Applications Using Gunicorn and Nginx

    Monitoring your server's network latency can give you a useful image of the overall health and availability of your server. For instance, it let you determine if your network is overloaded or alert you incase of packet loss, which may imply an incorrect router configuration or downed tool.

    How to Track Server's Network Latency Using SmokePing

    Nov 15, 2016

    Interactive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and DTMF tones input via keypad. Setting up an IVR functionality on Asterisk is pretty much simple, but you will need to be a little techie to make it functional.

    How to Set Up IVR Functionality on Asterisk

    Nov 14, 2016

    Redis is an open source key-value cache and storage system, also referred to as a data structure server due to its advanced support for several data types, such as hashes, lists, sets, and bitmaps, amongst others. It also supports clustering, making it useful in highly-available and scalable environments.

    How to Install and Configure a Redis Server as a Session Handler for PHP on Ubuntu 16.04

    Zabbix is open source real time monitoring tool for servers, virtual machines, network devices and applications. This can help you determine the current health of your IT infrastructure and detect if any problem occur irrespective of hardware or software.

    How to Install and Configure Zabbix on CentOS 7

    Asterisk is an Open Source PBX software comes with built-in features like voicemail, conferencing, IVR, queuing etc. It allows you to make calls to one another which may have connected to other PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Asterisk runs on Linux, BSD, MacOSX and other compatible operating systems.

    How to Install Asterisk 11 and Dhadi on RHEL, CentOS, Fedora or Ubuntu Linux

    Zabbix is exceptionally great monitoring tool that collects information from servers, virtual machines, network switches, routers, firewalls and other network enabled devices which allow you to examine it any problem occur. It has feature-wealthy notifications on emerging issues, but the integrated tools for data analysis and visualization aren't pretty easy to use.

    How to Install and Configure Grafana to Plot Beautiful Graphs From Zabbix

    By default, any data created inside the container is only available from within the container and accessible only while the container is running. However, Docker volumes can be used to share files between a host system and the Docker container. 

    How to Share Data Across the Docker Container and the Host

    Docker is a popular containerization tool used to provide software application with a filesystem that contains the whole lot they need to run. Using Docker containers ensures that the application will behave the equal manner, regardless of where it is being deployed, because its run-time environment is ruthlessly consistent.

    How to Share Data Across Docker Containers

    Docker is an application that makes it simple and easy to run application processes in a container, which are equal to a virtual machines, only more portable, more resource-friendly, and more dependent on the host operating system.

    How to Install and Configure Docker on Ubuntu 16.04

    Nov 12, 2016

    There is no doubt that  multiple display units can enhance your productivity, but not each of us wishes a pair of displays all the time. If you get yourself in a state in where a dual display screen might be beneficial, however, you may without difficulty make your android device a second display of your computer.

    Set Up an Android Device As a Second Display Screen on Windows or Mac

    The pace of world cloud computing is continuing to grow exponentially. While Amazon yet holds the lion’s share of cloud services, google’s cloud platform has been developing at the quickest pace. In this introductory overview, we’ll first look at what makes the google cloud platform distinctive; provide you with a list of its components, solutions, and capabilities; and finish up by talk about pricing.

    Google Cloud Platform Introduction

    In this article, we'll show you how to flush out the Live Tiles notifications for apps from Windows 10 as you shutdown the operating system.

    How to Clear Live Tile Notifications During Shutdown in Windows 10

    Nov 11, 2016

    This guide will walk you through the steps to add and monitor network switch, router and it’s active ports in Nagios.

    How to Add and Monitor Network Switches and Routers in Nagios

    As an extra layer of security, you can use this article to enable write protection on windows 10 to prevent users from copying any kind of data to a USB drive from your Windows 10 PC. In this article, we'll show you how to edit the registry and enable the write protection feature in the Windows 10 to prevent users from saving data to a USB drive.

    How to Prevent Users From Copying Data to a USB drive on Windows 10

    Nagios is an amazing Open Source monitoring tool which provides you pretty much comprehensive monitoring environment to always keep an eye on your all Workstations, Servers and Network devices whether you want to monitor a data center or just a small business server room.

    How to Install Nagios 4.2.0 on Red Hat, CentOS or Fedora Linux

    Nov 10, 2016

    In this Linux Guide, we will walk you through the necessary steps that can enable you determine the presence or absence of bad sectors on your Linux disk drive or flash memory using certain disk scanning utilities.

    How to Determine the Presence of Bad Sectors in a Disk Drive on Linux

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