• Microsoft has introduced the new Windows Server Storage Migration Service as part of Windows Admin Center (WAC). It automates the process of migrating from legacy Windows Server versions to supported platforms. Let's look at the Storage Migration Service, installing it, and using it to perform a migration.

  • Configuring a container host is a basic requirement for running containers. In this post, we will take a look at configuring a Windows Server 2019 container host with PowerShell.

  • Password managers help protect some of the most sensitive information in your environment: accounts and passwords. In this review, we look at Devolutions Password Hub, a newer password manager on the scene. We'll examine its features and capabilities.

  • Remember Nano Server in Windows Server 2016? Its role has drastically changed in Windows Server 2019. Let's look at the Windows Server 2019 Nano Server role and see the focus of its use case in Microsoft's latest server operating system.

  • Rolling back your ESXi version enables restoring an older ESXi boot image. This can be helpful in certain cases if you have to downgrade ESXi. Let's take a look at how to roll back and downgrade ESXi.

  • NSX-T is the new network virtualization solution from VMware. Deploying the NSX-T Manager consolidated appliance is the first step in deploying NSX-T. Let's look at the deployment of the NSX-T appliance and the initial configuration.

  • Creating Windows Server Failover Clusters with software-defined storage and networking can be challenging. Microsoft has released a new Cluster Creation extension for Windows Admin Center to help easily create Windows Server HCI clusters.

  • Windows Admin Center now allows remotely scanning for malware on Windows Servers, including Windows Server Core installations.  Let's take a look at the new Security extension, which is now available for download.

  • Learn about Microsoft's new compliance tool in Azure called Compliance Score. Compliance Score helps evaluate, understand, and apply changes easily to your Azure environment to meet the requirements of compliance regulations.

  • Windows Admin Center 1910 is a huge release, including many great new features. Let's take a look at them.

  • Managing Windows and Active Directory infrastructures can be cumbersome using default Microsoft management consoles. In this post, we review Hyena, a tool that helped simplify Active Directory management for nearly twenty years.

  • Logging system messages and events can provide valuable insights into troubleshooting issues as well as security. In our review of SolarWinds® Kiwi Syslog® Server, we take a look at a syslog solution that provides many different features such as capturing logs, creating rules, filtering data, and actions.

  • SQL Server 2019 has now been released as GA and offers many great new features. Let's take a look at the new features in SQL Server 2019 GA and see the new capabilities contained in this release.

  • Tracking changes and access rights across complex IT infrastructures can be difficult. In a review of SolarWinds Access Rights Manager let's look at features, functionality, and impressions of this automated access rights management and auditing tool.

  • Excerpt: Managing privileged accounts, passwords, and access in your environment can be challenging. Today, we look at a review of Securden Privileged Account Manager. What are its features? Can it help solve the challenges of privileged access in today's complex environments?

  • Easy, flexible, and secure file transfers can be difficult to achieve using standard tools. SolarWinds Serv-U file transfer protocol (FTP) Server and Serv-U managed file transfer (MFT) Server offer fast, easy, and secure file transfers. We review SolarWinds Serv-U and take a look at features, price, and impressions.

  • Are you looking for a solution to centrally manage your passwords and connections to hosts in your network? In a review of Remote Desktop Manager by Devolutions, we look at the features, functionality, and impressions of this application to manage connections to your infrastructure.

  • Managing large-scale Hyper-V deployments at scale can be difficult with the default Hyper-V tools. Let's see how to manage Hyper-V 2019 with System Center Virtual Machine Manager, which greatly eases management of your Hyper-V infrastructure.

  • VMware NSX is the premier enterprise networking virtualization platform. VMware has introduced NSX-T along with NSX-V. What are the similarities and differences between the two? Let's take a look at both solutions and their use cases.

  • VMware vSAN iSCSI Service provides a powerful use case for adding shared storage to Windows Server Failover Cluster hosts. What is the VMware vSAN iSCSI Service? How is it configured? How do you add the storage to WSFC? Let’s take a look.

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