Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 9, 2021
Discover Kubernetes Resource View

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) recently introduced the ability to view the state of your AKS resources from a GUI. Azure Portal now enables you to view in-depth details of your workloads in real-time. You can view the workload of your deployments, pods, and replica sets, and various other capabilities without digging in the cmdline.

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Posted by Romain Serre on March 4, 2021
Filter Web Content with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Among many good things, remote work creates new challenges for business cybersecurity. Regardless of whether the user uses VPN, having additional security measures can never hurt. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint introduces additional layers where you can also set web content filters to avoid your employees creating unwanted cyber threats.

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Posted by Benoit Voirin on March 2, 2021
Assessing Your Active Directory

Evaluating the state of your Active Directory (AD) is perceived as a laborious and complex task. If you do that manually, then perhaps it is. However, checking up on the state of your AD is necessary to rule out potential threats to your environment. Luckily, there’s one tool that can help you generate a comprehensive security report on your chosen AD within minutes.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 25, 2021
VMware vSphere and basic storage concepts in K8s, vSAN and vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

Good understanding of storage is vital to every IT admin, freshman or not. vSphere continues to innovate how it uses storage, so it’s better to brush up on existing ways before getting into novelties. So before checking out vSphere 7 and Tanzu with their Paravirtual Container Storage Interface (pvCSI), let’s repeat the core material.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 23, 2021
Certificate rotation for your AKS cluster to improve the security

The issue with, for example, employees leaving your company is that they can take the Kube file with them. With that file, they can access your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). One way to avoid that is to remove the opportunity of access entirely by renewing certificate authority for the designated AKS cluster.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 18, 2021
VMware vSphere 7 with some Quick boot changes and vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) details about Image-based updates

In large infrastructures, there may be clusters of hosts that require patching. A full reboot would take quite a long time. Now, vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) has a quick boot option (a kind of a warm boot), which allows for a much smoother boot. Additionally, the “desired state” image of the cluster feature will ensure that new hosts that differ for some reason from the “image” will be remediated to the desired state.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 16, 2021
Improve Your Pods Communication with Network Policies on AKS

Normally, the pods within your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) communicate freely. Such a situation can compromise your security if met with a certain threat. To avoid that, you can use Azure or Calico Network Policies to restrict communication and allow only a set configuration for communication between your pods to avoid unnecessary cyber threats.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on February 11, 2021
Evolution and trends in backup storage for Microsoft environments with Veeam in 2021

More transparency, fewer hardware restrictions, freedom of choice, clarity of control, and immutability — that’s where backups are headed. Microsoft has been taking too long to adapt its ReFS to those consumer demands. Veeam and Linux, on the other hand, leverage those trends and offer immutability with reasonable freedom of object and cloud storage choice.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on February 9, 2021
Managing VMware vCenter & ESXi License Keys with PowerCLI

More transparency, fewer hardware restrictions, freedom of choice, clarity of control, and immutability — that’s where backups are headed. Microsoft has been taking too long to adapt its ReFS to those consumer demands. Veeam and Linux, on the other hand, leverage those trends and offer immutability with reasonable freedom of object and cloud storage choice.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 4, 2021
What is VMware Event Broker Appliance (VEBA)?

VMware VEBA is a tool that allows you to create event-driven automation with the ability to trigger custom or pre-built actions depending on your vSphere event. It’s currently distributed as a Fling and available as a virtual appliance, deployed via an OVA file. It’s easily deployable on-premises to your vSphere or in a public cloud if you’re using that scenario.

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