Scott Lowe breaks down the changes in the licensing structure for Microsoft System Center 2012. Here are some of the basics.
Posted by Scott Lowe | January 31, 2012, 10:42 AM PST
New disk options make Storage vMotion tasks give vSphere administrators more control over virtual machine disk formats. Rickatron shows how in this blog post.
Posted by Rick Vanover | January 31, 2012, 6:00 AM PST
Eight steps to restore an individual Exchange 2010 mailbox with System Center Data Protection Manager
Exchange admins often have to restore an individual mailbox rather than an entire database. John Joyner shows you eight steps to do this using PowerShell commands and Microsoft System Center DPM.
Posted by John Joyner | January 30, 2012, 6:00 AM PST
Derek Schauland shows you how to set up PowerShell Server, a tool that allows you to use SSH to remotely administer Windows systems through a command-line PowerShell interface.
Posted by Derek Schauland | January 26, 2012, 6:00 AM PST
Scott Lowe considers Gartner’s prediction that Solid State Disks (SSDs) will be popular in 2012. Prices are coming down and performance is good, but how reliable are they for the data center?
Posted by Scott Lowe | January 24, 2012, 9:00 AM PST
vSphere VMs can move around at a moment’s notice. In this blog post, Rick Vanover shows how to use a handy vSphere view to see where VMs live on datastores.
Posted by Rick Vanover | January 23, 2012, 6:00 AM PST
Virtualizing and deploying VMs is the easy part; scaling the solution in a simple matter becomes the hard part. Rickatron offers one easy way to scale modern infrastructure.
Posted by Rick Vanover | January 20, 2012, 11:51 AM PST
Donovan Colbert describes a recent frustrating issue on a project that reinforced some of the tips IT pros should remember when troubleshooting technical problems.
Posted by Donovan Colbert | January 17, 2012, 12:52 PM PST
Virtualization is a melding of many technologies and the operational aspect of this new technology may not be given enough attention, as Rick Vanover explains in this blog post.
Posted by Rick Vanover | January 16, 2012, 6:00 AM PST
The beginning of a new year is the usual time to tie up loose ends from the past year and clean the slate for the coming year. Here are Jerry Smith’s recommendations for tasks to consider.
Posted by Jerry Smith | January 13, 2012, 12:00 PM PST