February 27, 2014

9 big mistakes in disaster recovery planning (DRP)

What is the difference between DR and BCP? For that matter, what is the difference between Backup, Disaster Avoidance, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity?[...]
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February 25, 2014

Sizing your vSphere hosts

I regularly have to provide guidance on sizing new hardware for a project, utilising VMware vSphere for the virtualisation platform. The question of sizing[...]
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February 24, 2014

Install MSI as another user

You may know that with Microsoft’s inclusion of User Account Control, starting from Windows Vista, you need to “elevate” your permissions[...]
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February 23, 2014

Force a manual check-in with WSUS server

Patch Tuesday rolls around again, and I get asked – how can I make my server check for updates from WSUS right NOW? Or, if you have just set up a[...]
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February 21, 2014

The silver bullet for a perfect DR plan

Without exception, every organisation I have worked at (or for) has had concerns over coping with the disaster of data loss or being unable to use their[...]
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February 20, 2014

Download Client Integration Plugin for Webclient

Sometimes I get asked, where can I download the client integration plugin for Firefox or Internet Explorer? The simple answer is that it is on your vCenter[...]
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February 17, 2014

Which EVC mode should I use?

According to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors on an integrated circuit chip will double every two years (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore’s_law).[...]
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February 14, 2014

Multi-instance SQL with clusters

Can I create multiple default instances of SQL server on the same Windows server? If, like me, you thought that due to the way that a SQL failover cluster[...]
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February 13, 2014

vMotion between AMD and Intel CPUs

Can I vMotion a VM from an Intel to AMD server? It’s one of the big things that you have to learn about a VMware cluster, that vMotion cannot be[...]
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February 13, 2014

n-1 is dead, long live N+45

Running release N minus 1? What about release N plus 45 days? It is common practice for risk-averse companies to not run the very latest release of software,[...]
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