Posted by Alex Bykovskyi on July 28, 2020
StarWind VSAN for vSphere Automated Deployment

There isn’t always time (or desire) to configure and deploy each VM manually. Therefore, StarWind has decided to make the said process for its users easier by automating the deployment of StarWind VSAN for vSphere VMs. The present guide will take through the steps necessary to achieve future automation.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on July 23, 2020
Configuring Ubuntu Server GUI Remote Access – Part 2 – Using XRDP Server

Part 1 of the topic considered certain basic options, like configuring screen sharing in Ubuntu and connecting to Ubuntu desktop using the VCN Viewer client. However, if you want to connect to an Ubuntu machine using some sort of virtual desktop client without opening a session locally, you may want to look into XRDP Server.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 21, 2020
Using Graph API with Azure Logic Apps

There isn’t always time or possibility to mess with scripts. Thanks to Azure Logic Apps, you can automate and orchestrate your infrastructure or application deployment without writing a single line of code. And Microsoft Graph can be used to assist with exposing REST APIs and client libraries to access data on a wide set of Microsoft 365 services.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on July 14, 2020
Configure VMware Horizon 7 to access physical machines

The global lockdown has skyrocketed VDIs and remote client access through the roof. Ensuring that the remote working process is both performant and secure is key. Horizon 7 is one such tool, which relies on encrypted connections and different authentication protocols, assuring safe and controlled access to physical computers at the office.
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Posted by Romain Serre on July 9, 2020
Establish a Site-to-Site VPN between Azure and a Unifi Dream Machine Pro

Ubiquiti recently released its Unifi Dream Machine Pro (UDM-Pro), which is a multifaceted hardware platform. It executes various features, including firewall, switch, router, SDN, or camera management. Unifi Controller, a software, allows you to handle your Ubiquiti network and even establish a VPN with Azure for hybrid scenarios.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on July 7, 2020
How to configure VMware ESXi 7.0 dump collector service

If you are a VMware ESXi 7.0 user, you might bump into something called the Purple Screen of Death (PSOD). This happens when the VMkernel of your host experiences a critical error and terminates all running VMs. Dump Collector, a VSCA support tool, enables saving the VMkernel memory to a network server to recover it if needed.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 2, 2020
Azure Front Door Overview

Azure Front Door, a scalable and secure entry point for web applications and global HTTP(s) load balancer, has been available in GA over a year now. To that end, you can use the tool for multiple versatile scenarios. Use it, for instance, with Web/Mobile Apps, Cloud Services, and VMs – or combine it with on-prem services for hybrid deployments and smooth cloud migration.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 30, 2020
Start with Azure Blueprints

Azure Blueprints has been available in preview for more than a year now, but not many people have gotten around to understand its use. It’s a neat tool for creating a “blueprint” of a repeatable set of Azure resources to organize environments quickly. Define your preferences so that routine resources management becomes easier.

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 25, 2020
Implement a DRP to Microsoft Azure from Windows Admin Center

Every contemporary organization should have a disaster recovery plan (DRP) in place to ensure data safety and business continuity. With the accessibility of present-day cloud services, luckily, setting up a valid DRP isn’t that complex or expensive. Azure offers one such service that’ll keep your apps and workloads running even during outages.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on June 23, 2020
A compact, high capacity, high throughput, and low latency backup target for Veeam Backup & Replication v10

Contemporary Enterprise-grade environments have all-out unstoppable demands. Apart from exceptional redundancy and uptime, such infrastructures need impeccable backup. It must be in a hardened, non-domain joined setup that’s independent of the fabrics and workloads it protects, abide by the 3-2-1 rule, and have a small footprint.

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