Dec 22, 2016


This guide will take you through the steps to configure vSphere Replication 6 as well as how to recover virtual machines in case of disaster.

Configuring vSphere Replication 6

Dec 21, 2016


This guide will take you through the steps to configure vCenter prior to deploying and configuring vSphere Replication 6 within your virtualization environment. 

Preparing vCenter Server for vSphere Replication 6


This guide will demonstrate how to upgrade your Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) from Windows Server 2012 R2 farm to AD FS on Windows Server 2016. For more information, please go through the following article.

Upgrading Active Directory Federation Services to Windows Server 2016


Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) provides customizable services for issuing and managing public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates used in software security systems that employ public key technologies. The digital certificates that AD CS provides can be used to encrypt and digitally sign electronic documents and messages.

How To Deploy Active Directory Certificate Services on Windows Server 2016


Microsoft Web Application Proxy was introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2. It allows you to access web applications from outside your network and it acts as a reverse proxy and an Active Directory Federation Services proxy to pre-authenticate user access.

How To Deploy Web Application Proxy on Windows Server 2016

Dec 20, 2016


Active Directory Federation Services provides access control and single sign on across a wide variety of applications including Office 365, cloud based SaaS applications, and applications on the corporate network. 

How To Deploy Active Directory Federation Services on Windows Server 2016


This guide will walk you through the steps to deploy vSphere Replication Appliance within your virtualization environment. You can download ovf template of vSphere replication appliance from the following link of VMware download center.

Deploying vSphere Replication Appliance


This article demonstrates the installation and configuration steps of WSUS on Windows Server 2016. The thing you need to consider is enough disk space to store updates before starting the installation process.

Installing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 2016


This guide walks you through the steps to create a bootable usb media to install Windows Server 2016 on UEFI enabled machines. I have configured the BIOS settings of the server to only boot UEFI and disabled the legacy boot.

How to Create UEFI Bootable USB Media to install Windows Server 2016

Dec 19, 2016


This guide walks you through the steps to migrate your Windows 7, 8, or 10 installation to an SSD without reinstalling Windows. 

Migrating Windows Installation to a Solid-State Drive



VMware vSphere Replication is a virtual machine data protection and disaster recovery solution. It is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere Web Client, providing host-based, asynchronous replication of virtual machines. vSphere Replication is a proprietary replication engine developed by VMware that is included with VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit and higher editions of VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere with Operations Management editions, and VMware vCloud Suite editions.

vSphere Replication Introduction

Dec 17, 2016


This guide provides information on migrating existing vSphere VMFS 5 datastore to vSphere VMFS 6 datastore.

How To Migrate VMFS 5 Datastore to VMFS 6 Datastore

Dec 16, 2016


Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) is comprehensive statement of actions to be taken before, during and after a disruptive event causes loss of availability of Information Systems. Primary objective is to provide an alternate processing site and return to primary site within a minimal time frame when ever any disaster occurs in the information systems. Whereas the Business Continuity Plans (BCP) suggests a more comprehensive approach to deal with the restoration of computer systems with all attendant software and connections to full functionality under a variety of damaging or interfering external conditions that businesses face from time to time.

Difference Between DRP and BCP


This article will walk you through the steps to set up environmental monitoring sensor inside the datacenter to monitor temperature and humidity with Nagios.

How To Monitor Datacenter Temperature with Nagios

Dec 15, 2016


This article is a practical step by step guide to implement freeIPA in mixed environment (Windows/Linux Clients). You should also refer the Installation and Deployment guide of FreeIPA directory server on CentOS 7 from the following link.

How To Set Up FreeIPA in a Mixed Environment (Windows/Linux)


This article demonstrates the installation steps of Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2016 and how to create a virtual switch and virtual machines in Hyper-V.  To create and run virtual machines, first, you need to install the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2016 by using either Server Manager or the Install-WindowsFeature cmdlet in Windows PowerShell.

How To Install Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 2016


This article describes the new and changed functionality of Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016. To use new features on virtual machines created with Windows Server 2012 R2 and moved or imported to a server that runs Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016, you'll need to manually upgrade the virtual machine configuration version. 

New and Changed Functionality in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016


This guide will walk you through the easy steps to install Kali Linux on your computer. The i386 images have a default PAE kernel, so you can run them on systems with over 4GB of RAM. Download Kali Linux and either burn the ISO to DVD, or prepare a USB stick with Kali Linux Live as the installation medium.

How To Install Kali Linux


There are a several different types of redirects but the two most common types are temporary and permanent redirects. This article will guide you through the steps to create temporary redirect and permanent redirect in Apache web server.

How To Set Up Temporary and Permanent Redirects in Apache

Dec 14, 2016


SchoolTool is an open-source student management system alternative to Blackboard or Pearson’s PowerSchool. It can be used to manage any of the following records a school might keep:

Install "School Tool" Student Information System on Ubuntu 14.04


This guide will walk you through the steps to install FreeIPA (Directory Server) on a CentOS 7 server in order to set up centralized authentication for Linux distributions. You may also refer implementing in a mixed environment (Windows/Linux) from the following link

How To Configure Centralized Linux Authentication with FreeIPA on CentOS 7

Dec 13, 2016


This guide will walk you through the steps to install open source Puppet 4 in a master-agent setup on Ubuntu 16.04. Through the Puppet master server which runs the Puppet Server software you can control all other servers, called Puppet agent nodes.

Installing Puppet 4 on Ubuntu 16.04


Microsoft releases a patch contains a fix for an Internet connection problem that reportedly had widespread effects on Windows 10 machines. The problems connecting to the Internet or Wi-Fi started late last week. Microsoft acknowledged the problems in a discussion forum, which indicated that "some customers are experiencing difficulty connecting to the Internet."

How to Fix Internet Connection Problem on Windows 10

Dec 12, 2016


This guide demonstrates the installation of Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) 64-bit on Fedora 25 64-bit. If you don't know how to install and prepare Fedora 25 for oracle database installation, please go through this step by step guide.

Installing Oracle Database 12c Release 1 on Fedora 25


This guide will walk you through the steps to perform basic installation of Fedora 25 and prepare it for oracle database 12c release 1 installation.

Fedora 25 Installation for Oracle Database 12c Release 1


This guide will walk you through the steps to configure Nginx installed on Ubuntu 16.04 server to utilize gzip compression to reduce the size of content sent to website visitors.

Adding the gzip Module to Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04


This guide will walk you through the steps to migrate your active directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016. We have one active directory domain running on Windows Server 2012 R2 and we will migrate it to Windows Server 2016 in our lab environment for this particle step by step guide.

Migrating Active Directory From Windows 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016


This guide will walk you through the step to install and configure local repository server for your Linux distribution running in your datacenter. Internal Linux repository server helps you to install, update and patch your Linux servers and client machines within no time even without the needs of internet on all of your Linux machines.

Set Up Local Yum Repository Server For All Linux Distribution

Dec 11, 2016


This guide will walk you through the steps to install OpenStack 'Newton' on three different nodes on CentOS 7 or Red Hat enterprise Linux. OpenStack Newton has been released on October 6th 2016 and it is the 14th release from openstack developers.

Installing OpenStack ‘Newton’ on Multi-node in CentOS 7 or Read Hat Linux

Dec 10, 2016


This guide will walk you through the steps to install openstack on three different nodes in CentOS 7. As we have already covered single node installation in Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora linux in my previous article you might be interested in reading.

Installing OpenStack on Multi-node in CentOS 7, Red Hat or Fedora Linux


This guide will walk you through the simple installation steps to deploy openstack on Ubuntu 16.04. If you would like to perform openstack installation on Red Hat, CentOS or Fedora Linux, please go through the following guides.

Installing OpenStack on Ubuntu 16.04


This guide will walk you through the steps to configure OpenStack network services to establish access from external networks to OpenStack instances. If you don't know how to install OpenStack, please go through the article Installing OpenStack on Red Hat, CentOS or Fedora Linux.

Configuring OpenStack Network Settings


This article will guide you through the steps to establish site-to-site vpn gateway between azure cloud and on-premises network.

How To Set Up VPN Connection Between Azure and On-Premises Network

Dec 9, 2016


This guide will walk you through the steps to deploy your own private cloud infrastructure with OpenStack installed on a single node in Red Hat, CentOS 7 or Fedora Linux using rdo repositories.

Installing OpenStack on Single-node in Red Hat, CentOS or Fedora Linux

Dec 8, 2016


Since the red hat enterprise linux is a commercial version of linux family, you need a valid support account to install packages through its repository. If you don't have valid support account from Red Hat then you can not install packages through its repository.

How to enable yum repository on RHEL and CentOS 7/6/5/4


Discourse is an open-source discussion platform. It can be used as a mailing list, a discussion forum, or a long-form chat room. In this guide we'll walk you through the steps to install Discourse in an isolated environment using Docker, a containerization application.

How to Set Up Discourse on Ubuntu 16.04

Dec 7, 2016


VXLAN enables you to create a logical network for your virtual machines across different networks. You can create a layer 2 network on top of your layer 3 networks. This guide will walk you through the steps to create and configure vxlan on vSphere host for NSX Manager.

Configuring VXLAN for NSX Manager

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Configuring IBM PureFlex Network and FC Switches


This step by step guide will help you to configure IBM Flex System Manager (FSM) from the scratch. If anything about this tutorial becomes out of date we will do our best to update accordingly. If issues arise that this article cannot address please post your thoughts or question at the end of this article under comment box section and we will definitely try to address your issue.

Setup IBM Flex Hardware From the Scratch


Consider the situation, you have broken the FSM in your IBM Flex or IBM PureFlex™ System, either it won't power on any more, its just failing to start or its inaccessible. In my case after a software update it wouldn't boot up correctly and some how the root user had been corrupted, so this meant that I couldn't get access to the system.  Below I'll go through the steps I took to get the software re-installed from the 'recovery' section of the internal disk on the FSM node.

IBM PureFlex and Flex System Manager Re-Installing


VMware NSX controllers are the control plane for NSX Manager. They are deployed in a cluster environment which allows you to add more controllers for better performance and high availability which means if one controller goes down, the other takes up the charge.

Deploying VMware NSX 6.2 Controllers


VMware NSX is a software networking and security virtualization platform that delivers the operational model of a virtual machine for the network. Virtual networks procreate the Layer2 to Layer7 network model and allow complex multi-tier network topologies to be created and provisioned systematically within seconds, without the need of additional SoftLayer Private Networks. NSX also provides a new model for network security and security profiles are distributed to and enforced by virtual ports and move with virtual machines.

How to Deploy and Configure VMware NSX Manager 6.2

Dec 6, 2016


vRealize Automation has had a different upgrade process for almost every version. The upgrade from vRA 7.1 to 7.2 is no exception, but now you will see that some improvements are happening to upgrade process. You can upgrade vRA with just few clicks and to make sure the upgrade process goes smoothly a script is being used to upgrade the IaaS Components which is a good change from the earlier release.

Upgrading vRealize Automation 7.0 or 7.0.1 to 7.2



vSphere 6.5 introduces the several latest features and improvements including one of the notable feature is the encrypted VMs. This guide will walk you through the steps configure and create encrypted VMs in vSphere 6.5.

vSphere 6.5 Encrypted VMs



This guide will walk you through the steps to upgrade your vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 to 6.5.

How to Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 to 6.5

Dec 5, 2016


This guide will walk you through the simple steps to upgrade your vSphere 6.0 to latest release of vSphere 6.5.

How to Upgrade vSphere 6.0 to 6.5

Dec 3, 2016


This guide will walk you through the steps to install and configure VMware vSphere 6.5 including steps to configure vCenter 6.5 and its High Availability Cluster (VCHA). We will also demonstrate how to deploy and configure a vCenter 6.5 Server Appliance.

How to Install and Configure VMware vSphere 6.5


This guide will walk you through the steps to install and configure VMware vCenter Server 6.5 and its High Availability (VCHA) cluster. Please go through the vSphere 6.5 installation and configuration guide if you have missed any step prior to installing vCenter Server 6.5.

How to Install and Configure VMware vCenter Server 6.5


This guide will walk you through the steps to configure vCenter Server 6.5 high availability (HA). vCenter HA can be configured either with an embedded PSC or with an external PSC. For instance, if you decided to configure vCenter HA with an external PSC, then it is recommended practice to place it behind a load balancer for failure protection in case of Platform Services Controller fail.

How to Configure vCenter Server 6.5 High Availability (HA)


This guide will walk you through the steps to deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 with embedded platform service controller.

How to Deploy and Configure vCenter Appliance 6.5 with Embedded PSC

 
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