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Tableau

An opportunity to dive into Tableau has presented itself. Desktop and Server is setup and I've been training & playing with it. Pretty cool. Business Intelligence with Tableau...... Is it a supplemental sidecar for reporting or the future? Either way, I am happy to get the chance to dive in. It seems to be a… Continue reading Tableau

Office 365 migration from perpetual licenses -Quick steps taken to get project started….

Below are Steps taken to migrate from perpetual office 2010 to Office 365 at a small business. Overall, the project is to migrate a small business from a perpetual office license model to subscription Office 365. We need to give users modern tools and save money! Project Background information: Based on the cost from research… Continue reading Office 365 migration from perpetual licenses -Quick steps taken to get project started….

Sharepoint Server setup on trial of Server 2019 (Photo-notes)

Needed to spin up a vanilla Sharepoint Server in a test environment. 1.Installed Trial version Server 2019 (just showing what is installed prior to kick off ) 2. Installed SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition 3. Install SSMS 17.9.1 Install Sharepoint 2019 New Farm Error! Didn't work!! Double Check Settings? Still not working After consulting with… Continue reading Sharepoint Server setup on trial of Server 2019 (Photo-notes)

Developer Lab setup with Veeam’s new “Backup & Replication community edition”

I needed a way to create a lab ESXI environment for a Developer to put a copy of his server on the same subnet and frequently back it up. For the books this is definately a non-production learning & testing environment. Solution = Veeam's new backup & replication "community edition" = Free and works fine… Continue reading Developer Lab setup with Veeam’s new “Backup & Replication community edition”

Dell PowerEdge R320 Re-purpose for ESXI 6.7 (not quite..6.5)

Old (2013) PowerEdge server was not updating firmware through IDRAC \ LifeCycle Controller. Needed to list out my steps of what worked. The document shows the following: Popping off the cover of the server, tech specs, compatibility; wiping the drives, having difficulty getting firmware update,Directions on troubleshooting from my pad & what steps actually worked....… Continue reading Dell PowerEdge R320 Re-purpose for ESXI 6.7 (not quite..6.5)

Deploying a Basic vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 or 6.7

I had an issue with VCSA on an Essentials 3 host environment. VCSA stopped being backed up by Veeam Backup and Replication Essentials. Figured I'd spin up a new one. Here are the print screen steps that worked for deploying a new virtual appliance and how to migrate\juggle the licenses from old to new. Attached:… Continue reading Deploying a Basic vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 or 6.7