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Virtualization blog featuring my home virtualization lab, tutorials, network topology and configuration guides in the virtualized environments.

Office Communications Server Front-End service terminated

We deployed Office Communications Server 2007 last year - a great communications tool to have within your enterprise. Few weeks ago, Microsoft released update...

Exchange 2010: External email fails Delivery to a Distribution List Email Address

In your exchange server setup, you have the ability to create distribution lists or distribution groups as they are commonly known in Exchange Management...

Adaptec RAID Card Array Status using SSH

I recently moved to new dedicated server and turns out that the server is equipped with Adapted RAID Card. The server has linux CentOS...

How to setup Multi Site SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Cluster with Two FCIs Across Datacenters?

In this how-to tutorial, we will look at implementing multi-node, multi-site SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) with two Failover Cluster Instance...

How to use VMware PowerCLI to get All VM Mac Addresses?

Just a quick how-to on using VMware PowerCLI to get All Virtual Machine (VM) MAC addresses, host VM is registered to and VM name. I...

Backup and Restore VMware ESXi host configuration

So, how do you backup and restore ESXi host configuration? Having a backup plan for your virtual machines is important but you can enhance...

Fix Vmware ESXi vMotion Fails at 14% and error ESX hosts were not able...

We recently deployed 5-6 new hosts in one of our production Vmware ESXi clusters in order to migrate VMs off older hosts and upgrade...

How to Fix vCenter 5.5 upgrade to 6.0 VCSServiceManager failed with error code 1603?

I decided to upgrade my home lab's vcenter 5.5 to 6.0 few days ago and what I thought would be a straight forward process...

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