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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Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 24, 2020
Azure Cost Management

Having credits in Azure in advance is a great option that you choose how to unfold. You can invest in credits, allocate them to necessary features and tools, and set the billing. And to do that conveniently, Azure Cost Management is there to help. You can plan your finances, redistribute the billing, and see how cost-effective your choices are.

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Posted by Romain Serre on March 18, 2020
Implement a file server in Azure without using a single VM

It’s usually quite a chore to manage file servers by using VMs. Migrating between file servers in the cloud, enacting replication with DFS-R, and such would require using redundancy mechanisms. All this makes the implementation of file servers in Azure unnecessarily complex. Well, that ship has finally sailed!

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Posted by Benoit Voirin on March 12, 2020
How to Use Snyk to Scan Images for Vulnerabilities

When people think “cybersecurity,” images will be the last thing to come to mind. Usually, users tend to focus on things like cyber-attacks, viruses, or malware. Well, regular images, depending on where they come from, their integrity, and the routing can become a micro-gap in your security which can then result in a breach.

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Posted by Romain Serre on March 10, 2020
Backup your NAS with Veeam Backup & Replication 10

Veeam Backup and Replication 10 has just recently been released, and one of its more exciting features is the ability to back up a NAS. The latter is frequently used for diverse workloads, which include huge amounts of unstructured data. It’s often served chaotically, and it’s in a risk of being lost if there’s no specific fast redundancy mechanism in place.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 5, 2020
How to Automate the Upgrade of VMware Tools and VM Compatibility

Each new VMware vSphere release introduces new features and functions in addition to fixing the drawbacks that may have been in the previous version. With each new one, you need to upgrade VMware Tools in all your VMs and check if you need to upgrade their VM compatibility, otherwise they won’t have access to the desired perks.

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