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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 19, 2019
ERROR_Access_Denied after joigning a VM to a domain

Everybody knows that access errors are the most irritating ones in any computer-related activity. They become even more confusing if the traditional means to get behind it won’t work. Say, you are trying to connect your VM to a domain, and you get this infamous “access denied” message? Don’t worry that this will bother you.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on September 17, 2019
VMware vSphere snapshots best practices and recommendations

VMware snapshots are important part of vSphere infrastructure. Using snapshots is very flexible way of being able to go back in time and revert changes. VMware snapshots are used by admins, developers and other IT team members who are not all VMware specialists. As such it might be a good idea to learn some good practices about snapshots and this technology, to get the most out of it.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 12, 2019
[Azure] Execute commands in a VM through Terraform

There isn’t really much to say about Terraform and ways it can help you manage your environment that hasn’t been already said. However, highlighting its features does not limit to deploying resources in Azure or storing passwords for security measures. Time to find out how your working process can reach more efficiency!

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on September 10, 2019
Testing storage and setting the workload pattern quickly with IOBlazer

Keeping your storage up to date is a necessary action one takes to ensure the efficiency of overall infrastructure performance. However, manual handling of such matters as testing storage or setting the workload pattern can be rather tedious to conduct. Or at least it was until the IOBlazer utility kicked in!

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on September 3, 2019
How to Install Django on Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS – Part 2: Configuring Django to use MySQL database

You have probably already covered the basics of Django installation on Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS. This framework now is ready for the ride, but, as you know, there’s always room for improvement. If you have a little interest in using default SQLite database option, then it’s time to opt for better!

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Posted by Andrea Mauro on August 28, 2019
USB support in VMware vSphere

As you know, there is no shortage of technologies to establish the connection of external peripheral devices. Still, while such options as FireWire or Thunderbolt already had their finest hour, USB remains the most popular choice, and USB support in VMware vSphere allows its users to maintain high-speed connections to servers, hypervisor, and virtual machines (VMs)!

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Posted by Vladan Seget on August 21, 2019
How to manually patch VMware vCenter server Appliance (VCSA) in a Highly Secure or Offline Environments

Even the least experienced users know a few things vital for an undisrupted working process if they are dealing with VMware vSphere infrastructure, one of those things being patching. Back in the good old days, risks of cyber threats were something that happens to people in the movies, but today you won’t go very far without security patches. Keep your environment up to date with patching VMware vCenter Server Appliance!
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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on August 15, 2019
How to: Install Django on Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS – Part 1 Development environment installation

In times of need, a web framework comes really in hand, since it allows automating web applications running processes as much as it is possible, but there is always a fly in the ointment. In this case, it is an amount of resource required to access re-usable modules which any web site may need. However, unlike a lot of its counterparts, Django web framework provides you with connection and enabling these modules on as needed basis!

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 13, 2019
Deploying Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AADDS)

If your organization is working with a cloud-only environment, there is hardly a necessity to tell you about managed domains and their benefits for an IT infrastructure. However, what can get your attention, is a possibility to deploy a managed domain without a need to deploy virtual machines (VMs) first, which is precisely what Azure offers with a new server role in Active Directory!

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 7, 2019
Protecting Azure Virtual Machines using Just in time VM access

One of the primary benefits of operating in a virtualized environment is granting remote access to distant users. However, in the age of digital crime being on the rise, it is not as safe as we would want it to be. Luckily, Azure users don’t have to lose sleep over security issue anymore. With Just in Time VM Access, you can automatize configuring the NSGs to allow inbound traffic to the requested port.

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