It's not something you need to do much, but it's a good thing to check if you need to make a quick DNS change on a network which you aren't very familiar with. In DNS, go to View, Advanced. It will show a check beside it when advanced is enabled. Now, go to forward lookup … Continue reading Adjusting TTL for DNS Entries in Windows Server
You should have the sign-in assistant and the Azure AD Module for Powershell already installed and be connected (connect-msolservice). You'll need to know what SKU you're looking to check Get-MsolAccountSku I'll be working with E1's, and will throw it into a variable: $accountsku = "megacorpinc:EXCHANGESTANDARD" Once we have that, we're ready to pull active and … Continue reading Checking for Available Licences in Office365 via Powershell
Here's the list: Design for failure and nothing fails <- My Favorite Loose coupling sets you free Implement elasticity Build security in every layer Don’t fear constraints Think parallel Leverage different storage options I've referenced this blog post like 100 times when explaining to others- great post.
I recently had a project that involved moving files off a Turnkey Linux NAS to a Windows Server- about a TB or so. My first approach was to connect to the Linux NAS shares from the Windows Server via Windows Explorer. Then, I planned to map the drives and use robocopy to copy and periodically mirror … Continue reading Using WinSCP to move Linux File Shares to Windows
I had to do this today, and while it was very simple, it's not something I come across needing to do every day. To move vCenter Server between hosts when there is shared storage: Shut down vCenter Server after making a note of the host on which it is running and the datastore on which it is residing. Both … Continue reading Moving a VCenter VM to another Host with shared storage
If you haven't reviewed Parts 1, 2, or 3 of this series, check them out. A lot of image-based backup systems today offer the option of restoring a server, by providing a VMDK for you to attach to a virtual machine or restoring to a host directly. This method is sometimes used when moving between … Continue reading Methods for migrating VMs to a new host without shared storage. Part 4: Backup Restore Method
Welcome to Part 3 of Methods for migrating VMs to a new host without shared storage. If you haven't read Parts 1 and 2, you may want to go back and review those as well. Now, on to a particularly interesting method, DoubleTake Move. From here: DoubleTake Move migrates server workloads over any distance using patented, … Continue reading Methods for migrating VMs to a new host without shared storage. Part 3: DoubleTake Move