• ManageEngine OpManager provides a comprehensive solution to monitor on-prem servers, networking, storage, cloud, virtualization, containers, and more.

  • K3s is a lightweight, production-grade Kubernetes distro that provides high availability. See how to install K3s using the K3sup utility.

  • VMware’s NSX Advanced Load Balancer is a rebrand of the Avi Networks load balancer, as VMware purchased Avi Networks in 2019. The NSX Advanced Load Balancer is one of the central technologies in the current VMware software-defined networking stack. It provides modern software-defined load-balancing capabilities for VMware NSX, Tanzu Kubernetes, and traditional web applications.

  • NetCrunch 13 is the latest release of AdRem Software’s flagship monitoring software, containing many new features and enhancements. The monitoring solution can monitor various physical, virtual, and network infrastructures. It provides real-time network monitoring, traffic analysis, alerts, and performance reporting.

  • Microk8s is a production-grade, easy-to-use Kubernetes distribution from the Ubuntu maker Canonical that provides quick time to value for development and production use cases. Microk8s aims to alleviate many of the challenges of working with Kubernetes clusters.

  • Windows 10 and 11 come with a factory reset feature. However, maybe you lost your password and want to reset your PC. How can Windows be reset without a password?

  • Learn how ManageEngine Endpoint Central (formerly ManageEngine Desktop Central) provides the tools and automation needed for managing endpoints, patching, deploying software, and installing operating systems in today’s hybrid remote work environments.

  • NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10.8 delivers excellent new cloud and managed service provider (MSP) features, allowing businesses to meet modern data protection challenges.

  • The Bitwarden unified self-hosted deployment is an excellent local password manager. In this post, I will explain the difference between Bitwarden unified and Bitwarden standard, outline the installation of Bitwarden unified, and show you how to configure your new local password manager.

  • Many organizations are migrating their on-premises email to Microsoft 365. One of the necessary steps is synchronizing your local directory with Azure Active Directory. The IdFix tool from Microsoft is meant to help correct issues before synchronizing your directory.

  • Applications such as CCleaner and other utilities have been popular for years as a quick and easy way for users to scan for and clear out temporary files, caches, logs, and other files to boost performance. Microsoft has released a new utility called PC Manager, which provides interesting features, including performance and security apps, in one location for Windows 10 and 11 PCs.

  • A little-known extension helps to increase the security of Windows Authentication to prevent credential relay or “man in the middle” attacks in Exchange Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Microsoft is using Windows Extended Protection with modern security updates to enhance the built-in authentication capabilities found in Windows Server.

  • Let’s look at the general steps required to remove an old Windows certificate authority without affecting previously issued certificates.

  • Many people use VMware Workstation to set up lab environments. The first step in getting vSphere 8 with a vSphere cluster running is to install the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). Let’s see how we can deploy vCenter Server 8 in VMware Workstation.

  • VirtualBox provides an effective and free solution for running ESXi in a lab environment. However, at this point, the support for nested virtualization doesn’t allow the installation of current versions of VMware’s hypervisor. As with Hyper-V VMs, a nested configuration is limited to ESXi 6.x. If you need to enable Microsoft’s hypervisor on a Windows PC, VirtualBox can run on top of it.

  • ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus is a fully featured solution to easily implement self-service password reset, SSO, password synchronization, MFA, and an employee directory while enforcing strong password policies.

  • Statistically speaking, the most popular version of vSphere in production environments is vSphere 6.x. Since VMware has officially ended support for both vSphere 6.5 and 6.7, customers need to upgrade to vSphere 7 or 8 to maintain a supported environment. However, there are also a few things to consider.

  • Smart App Control is a new security solution from Microsoft built into Windows 11 22H2. It aims to add a protective layer against ransomware by complementing Microsoft Defender’s other security features like SmartScreen or Controlled Folder Access. However, it has some notable limitations that may be a dealbreaker for most organizations.

  • The vSphere 8 release includes many new features that are exposed in the new vCenter Server 8 and ESXi 8 releases. With the release of vSphere 8, many organizations will look at upgrading to the latest VMware vSphere.

  • It is common for organizations to host websites and other resources that may be accessible from external and internal clients on the LAN. Traditionally, organizations may have maintained two different DNS servers for this reason. Microsoft’s split-brain DNS deployment using DNS policy helps consolidate these resources using Active Directory-integrated zones.

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