Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on October 15, 2020
Installing Oracle Database 19c on Windows Server 2019

Having an Oracle Database on hand for testing purposes is a handy endeavor. For example, if you want to test software integration capabilities or work with PL/SQL scripts. We’re not talking about configuring a full-blown production-ready Oracle. Just something useful and easy to have for you to test the work stuff that you need.

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 13, 2020
Microsoft Azure Backup Center Overview

Azure Backup Center was revealed during Microsoft Ignite 2020. It will be later released as a single-pane-of-glass management and monitoring tool for Azure Backup vaults. The solution will allow you to monitor and configure your backups, restore data, and set a certain level of compliance, all from a single GUI. Read the short guide by Romain Serre, a Microsoft MVP, about Azure Backup Center, its benefits, and how you can preview it today.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 8, 2020
Manual Failover of Azure Storage Account

For whatever reason, you may want to switch your storage account from your primary region to the secondary one. In Azure Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS), there’s a feature that allows you to perform that action manually. There’s nothing overly complicated to it. The manual failover will take just a few minutes to conclude.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on October 6, 2020
Virtualized Environment Threats Today: What Does AMD Have To Say?

Cases like Meltdown and Spectre showed that minuscule flaws in hardware-layer security can become serious breaches in another person’s keen eyes. AMD’s SEV-ES and latest SEV-SNP exist to protect guest OS by encrypting all CPU register content. So, if your hypervisor is compromised, it won’t be able to access any guest OS data.

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 1, 2020
Enable Azure Monitor for Azure Stack HCI through Windows Admin Center

Monitoring an HCI can be a real pain because of having to shuffle through multiple UIs, each responsible for a different stat. That’s why HCI vendors continuously aim to perfect their options for control. To simplify your Azure Stack HCI monitoring, you can enable Azure Monitor via Windows Admin Center, with its in-built rules, or create your own.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on September 29, 2020
VMware vSphere 7.0 U1 – vSphere Lifecycle Manager Improvements

VMware recently announced a major upgrade for its vSphere — 7 U1. Specifically, vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) will come to receive a lot of new abilities. The upgrading tool will include NSX-T support, consecutive VMware vSAN updating, parallel remediation across clusters, Lenovo XClarity Integrator support, and other features.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 24, 2020
Remove a Kubernetes namespace blocked with Terminating status

Let’s talk about an issue of having your Kubernetes namespace blocked with terminating status. The problem may arise during an attempt to remove a namespace in Kubernetes. To terminate a namespace properly and avoid this scenario, a certain command in a more updated version of kubectl should be used.

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on September 22, 2020
K2 Connect 5.2 – Long Awaited Update with Support of Clean K2 V5 Environments – New Features and Installation Walkthrough

The brand new version of the K2 Connect component for the K2 5.4 platform has arrived! The update introduces the long-awaited support of clean K2 V5 environments without the need for in-place upgrades from legacy versions. The installation dependency on K2 Designer for Visual Studio from the K2 blackpearl 4.7 client tools is no more.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 16, 2020
Make your AKS web app highly available

Now that we’ve discussed how to use Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and protect its related websites using Application Gateway and Let’s Encrypt, it’s time to perform! You obviously want to ensure that users are having the best experience with your AKS applications, which means that securing high availability whatever their geographic location is key.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 9, 2020
Integrate Let’s Encrypt to Application Gateway and AKS to protect your websites

Previously, we talked about Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and using Application Gateway as an Ingress controller and website application firewall (WAF). Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we should continue to strengthen the security of your AKS-related website by obtaining a digital certificate to enable HTTPS.

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