Posted by Vladan Seget on May 12, 2020
How to use Check-In and Check-out operations with Templates stored in Content library in vSphere 7.0

You can still keep VM templates in a separate folder, working with them individually. Or you can use Content Library in vSphere 7.0 along with Check-in and Check-out. In the updated suite, you can use versioning, manage your templates, and keep track. With these new options, you can revert to the exact version from the list or just delete it.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on May 7, 2020
Deploying Django Project to AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Part 3: Configuring S3 Storage and Custom Domain Name

Part 2 of the topic explained how to configure the AWS Elastic Beanstalk (EB) environment and the Django project to use the Postgres database. The current third installment will focus on configuring S3 storage for static and media files, as well as assigning a custom domain name for the app.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on May 5, 2020
Windows Defender ATP: Where to start

Securing servers and workstations and managing them directly from the cloud is a must-have during the current “stay-at-home.” Windows Defender ATP is a Microsoft security product to monitor and protect your servers without excessive effort. ATP constitutes a preventative, reactive, and investigative feature of the said product.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on April 30, 2020
VMware vSphere 7: What is off the table?

Generally, people like new things, especially when it comes to technology. But with the new vSphere 7 coming in, little to no focus is offered to what’s been discarded. For example, there is no more Flash-based vSphere Web Client, Platform Services Controller has been dropped, vCenter for Windows — canceled, and so on.

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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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