Posted by Andrea Mauro on May 8, 2018
Why upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.7 (or why not)

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Now that VMware vSphere 6.7 has been announced and it’s also available in General Availability (GA), some people may ask if it makes sense upgrade to this version (or when will make sense upgrade to 6.7). Is a GA release ready for a production environment? Or is it mature and stable enough?

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on May 3, 2018
Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 – Protection Groups

Protection Groups is a new feature introduced with the Update 3 of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and allows the administrators to backup physical servers and workstations through the use of Agents. In this article will be explained the procedure to create Protection Groups and their use in the backup jobs.

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Posted by Andrea Mauro on May 1, 2018
Using PowerShell on Linux

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PowerShell is a command line (CLI) scripting language developed by Microsoft to simplify automation and configuration management, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language.

It’s a (huge) evolution (or better a revolution) from the original DOS batch language (still supported in latest Windows OS with the cmd.exe command), and it’s really better compared to the different previous attempts to replace the batch language (like Windows Script Host).

Windows PowerShell (actually at version 5.1) is the edition of PowerShell built on top of .NET Framework (sometimes referred to as “FullCLR”). Because of its dependency on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell is only available on Windows (hence the name). The released versions of Windows PowerShell include 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, and 5.1. Windows PowerShell is launched as powershell.exe.

PowerShell initially was a Windows component only, known as Windows PowerShell, but recently it was made open-source and cross-platform on 18 August 2016 with the introduction of PowerShell Core.

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Posted by Karim Buzdar on April 26, 2018
Unveiling Microsoft Windows Server 2019 – Here’s Everything You Should Know About It

We live in an age where our technology needs are ever evolving. Right now we may need things we didn’t even know existed until a few weeks back because every little feature or upgrade brings massive value into our everyday lives. The same is the case with the preview release of Microsoft  Windows Server 2019. Let’s take a closer peek at what features Microsoft has in store to serve our evolving needs with its new release.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 24, 2018
SMB Direct – The State of RDMA for use with SMB 3 traffic (Part III)

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The RDMA wars in regards to SMB Direct: RoCE versus iWarp.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on April 19, 2018
What should you do if “No space left on device” error occurs while updating VMware ESXi?

While updating VMware ESXi servers, VMware vSphere users may encounter the “No space left on device” error that pops up while executing “esxcli software vib update” command. Interestingly, the problem occurs even though disks are doing well and have enough free space and df -h command proves that.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 17, 2018
SMB Direct – The State of RDMA for use with SMB 3 traffic (Part II)

1 - RDMA optionsThe Flavors of RDMA & what role DCB plays.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 12, 2018
SMB Direct – The State of RDMA for use with SMB 3 traffic (Part I)

SMB Direct – The State of RMDA for use with SMB 3 traffic

What is RDMA and why do we like it.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 10, 2018
[AWS] Use Cloudyn to manage your costs

Cloudyn new AWS accountNow that you deploy Cloudyn (see the other article), we will connect our AWS environment to have only one interface, to manage cost for all our cloud provider subscription.
Be careful, from June, this interface will not be free anymore for AWS. It’ll cost you 1% of your annual subscription consumption.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 5, 2018
[Azure] Deploy Cloudyn to manage the cost of your subscriptions

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Some months ago, Microsoft acquires the Cloudyn company. This company developed an interface to manage your cost and to have billing information, for one or multiple subscription, on one console. They support some other cloud service provider like AWS and Google Cloud, it’s why it’s very interesting.

For Azure, it’s free of charge to use this software. You can connect your EA, CSP or other subscription.

For AWS, it’s free until June, after it will cost 1% of your revenue (on AWS or Google Cloud).

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