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Email Server Generates “#500 Firewall Error##” Error

We upgraded our mail server recently to Microsoft Exchange 2007 and users started experiencing problem sending emails to multiple recipients on same domain. The error...

Dell PowerEdge R710 Photos and Specs

We received first batch of our Dell PowerEdge R710 servers today. These servers are for Vmware virtualization testing environment to simulate various virtual infrastructure configurations. I used the opportunity during initial configuration to take some pictures. We are hoping to get some more servers in the near future, including a decent SAN so we can test storage virtualization as well.

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...

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...
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How to create new VM in vSphere 5.1 Web Client

In this how-to tutorial we will look at how deploy a new virtual machine (VM) using the new VMware vSphere 5.1 Web Client. The...

How to delete the Hiberfil.sys file?

So, how do you delete the Hiberfil.sys file on Windows 2008 server and/or Windows Vista machine? Our Dell server’s boot partition ran out of...

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...

VMware Vcenter Sysprep Error: Customization of the guest operating system ‘windows7Server64Guest’ is not supported

I ran into an issue in VMware vcenter in my lab where sysprep would not start on virtual machines (VMs) deployed from a windows...

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