I setup a personal Azure account to experiment with. I think I found my sea legs in Azure enough to explore the idea of migrating some internal services to the cloud. My goal is to be able to show the company how to dip toes in Azure through the creation of virtual networks, virtual machines,… Continue reading Azure Point to site VPN
During the Dale Carnegie leadership course I recently attended, one of our daily assignments was to give a talk on a technical subject that everyone could relate to and deliver with "non-techie spiel." Part I of this post outlines the talking points I used to just get the basics out there to my friends. Part… Continue reading 321 Backup Method… A basic backup method can help you distance yourself from Ransomware…
These are some notes scraped from various sources and paraphrased for easy reading. I wanted a document that summarizes DNS and one option that you can do to tighten down security at home or at a small business. According to various site pages from OpenDNS,Cisco Umbrella: DNS Defined: Domain Name System (DNS) is basically an… Continue reading DNS & OpenDNS for my friends at home and SMB’s
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
This was an inspirational 8 week course that I will never forget. Very powerful principles!
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….
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)
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”
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)
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