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Posted by Florent Appointaire on August 1, 2019
[Azure] Get a value in a Keyvault with Terraform

By default, if you want to deploy a VM on Azure with Terraform, you must give the username and password in clear in the variable file (see my previous article). But a solution exists, to secure all this. Just use an Azure Keyvault.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 30, 2019
[Azure] Deploy ressources with Terraform

Currently, we are speaking a lot about IaC, Infrastructure as Code. That gives you the opportunity, to deploy an infrastructure, from 0, with code, without being a great developer (I assure you, me and the code, it’s not a great love story).

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Posted by Vladan Seget on July 24, 2019
What’s new in Microsoft Hyper-V 2019 Free version and download your copy now

Microsoft Hyper-V 2019 Free version release can come off as deja vu because it would appear that this product has already been released and there is nothing new for you to hear about. There is a truth to it, but the previous version was taken down, so this is the new one. Therefore, both the prior users and those who want to try it might want to take a look at its features, pros and cons, and handy tips!

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on July 18, 2019
Testing VMware vSAN cluster performance with HCIBench: How you do that?

It is not enough to build a functioning hyperconverged infrastructure because any IT environment needs to be constantly in check. Testing cluster performance is a necessity that requires the most serious approach. Hot news for VMware vSAN users is that they do not have to spend all that time and effort anymore since this efficient utility allows automating testing process carried out with such benchmark tools as VDbench or Fio.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 16, 2019
Connect to your Azure VMs through Azure Bastion

Microsoft Azure users have no problem with connecting their VMs, except that its protection prospects in terms of public IP use could have been better, so the use of VPN is strongly advised, if not required. All this hussle ends with Azure Bastion, new Azure feature allowing to create RDP or SSH session from the Azure Portal, thereby relieving the users from the need to use a public IP address.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 11, 2019
Deploy a turnkey RDS farm in Microsoft Azure

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is genuinely one of the best options there are for remote access to applications and desktops. The deployment of RDS, however, can be quite a pickle, which is why the release of a new Windows template for full RDS farm deployment is hot news. This template has everything you need. RD gateway, RD Broker, RD Licensing, – you name it, it’s got it.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on July 9, 2019
Installing Flask on Ubuntu

Everybody who knows the difference between a standard web framework and a microframework realizes that you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs. What the latter wins by simplicity and speed it compensates with the lack of functionality. However, if you value a lightweight framework more than everything else, Flask microframework written in Python is your go-to choice.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on July 4, 2019
vCSA connected to dvSwitch is unaccessible after restore

VMware provides its clients with multiple useful features and tools, one of them being vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). It is a preconfigured Linux virtual machine, designed specifically for the running VMware vCenter Server. Admittedly, that makes your life a lot easier, which is why you would not want to lose a connection to a virtual machine. However, that is what happens when your VMware hypervisor is configured with a Distributed Switch (dvSwitch).

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 2, 2019
Deploying Azure Bastion

A botnet, DDOS attacks, phishing scam are entering the real world with the fast path, carrying a real threat to your data. How to make yourself secure? Azure Bastion is one way to protect your
strategic and critical assets from cyber risks. It allows you to have private and fully managed RDP and SSH access to your Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). How to deploy it in your environment?
Read the article by Nicolas Prigent, a System Engineer, to find out how to create an Azure Bastion host at the following link

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Posted by Gary Williams on June 27, 2019
Exploring Windows 10 Sandbox mode

In not so good old times of internet security being only at preliminary stages, the only protection measures available were wild viral applications all over the internet, such as Sandboxie. It is an app, designed to instantly close and delete all the suspicious content after finishing operations. Naturally, it was only a matter of time until someone has utilized it, which came to be Microsoft.

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