Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 28, 2020
[Azure] OMS Gateway Error

You’re not the only one struggling with ERROR GatewayLogic while trying to deploy OMS Gateway for Windows Defender ATP. The problem lies with the OMS Gateway having issues with communicating via the URL that’s provided. Looking into inbound connections on the OMS and authorizing URLs manually should do the trick.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 24, 2020
Upgrade from vSphere ESXi 6.7 to ESXi 7.0 via vSphere Lifecycle Manager

We need tools that simplify upgrading, migrating, and managing, and VMware delivers. The recent launch presented the new version of the vSphere Update Manager (VUM) — vSphere Lifecycle Manager. Not only does it allow to upgrade vSphere clusters and ESXi hosts, it now has image management to keep the hosts in the desired state.

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 22, 2020
Deploy Windows Virtual Desktop session hosts from a template

The previous text by this author explained how to deploy the Windows Virtual Desktop solution. Now that you’ve learned how Azure Active Directory can help simplify your shifting to remote work, there’s another trick. To further ease the process, you can deploy the session hosts by using an image.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 16, 2020
What are the differences between VMware Tools and Open-VM tools?

Deliberating about choosing the necessary suite should consider various issues. For Windows VMs it’s just VMware tools and that’s it. For Linux VMs, you have to abide by the VMware Compatibility Guide, which is very strict, as you know. Open-VM tools are not worse, even better at some points, than the VMware ones, but nuances are due.

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 14, 2020
Enable Active Directory authentication over SMB for Azure file shares

Establishing VPN connections to your on-prem infrastructure and then managing resources from there can be too complicated and straining. To simplify that process, you can now use Azure Active Directory: deliver Kerberos and NTLM tokens for Azure Files, access company data from anywhere, add cache servers to ROBO, and more.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 9, 2020
A highly available SMTP relay solution – Part II

In the previous part, the article focused on the design of HA SMTP relay solutions. It also outlined the steps you should take to correctly prepare for setting up. In this part, you will get the detailed step-by-step guide on how to actually set up the solution without any trouble. The process is cumbersome but manageable.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 7, 2020
A highly available SMTP relay solution – Part I

This article is part one of a two-part series on configuring a highly available, on-premises SMTP relay solution. In this part, we discuss the design and do all the preparational work before setting up the actual SMTP relay solution in part two.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 2, 2020
[Azure] Dedicated Hosts

With Azure Dedicated Host, you get the ability to isolate your compliance-related workload VMs, so that capacity isn’t shared to VMs catering to customers. You get a dedicated Hyper-V host that provides control over the mentioned workload separately, allowing to set the maintenance policies of the host. The service comes as a SaaS.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on March 31, 2020
Migrate Azure AD Connect to a New Server

Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) is a sync tool usually used to synchronize Active Directory accounts with the Office 365 environment. If the need to migrate to a new server emerges, you have to follow specific steps in strict order to migrate your AAD Connect tool first to avoid any synchronization issues.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on March 26, 2020
VMware vSAN Cluster Rebalancing: Automatic & Proactive

VMware vSAN clusters are typically aggregates of several ESXi hosts. Local disks with VM data are divided into groups there. It’s preferable that each disk’s load variance doesn’t reach 30%. If it does, there are two options: Automatic and Proactive rebalancing. Each of them has its own pros and cons; you decide which to choose.

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