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Samsung Gear Sport Tech Fitness Review

One month with the Samsung Gear Sport With the new year often comes renewed fitness goals.  If you’re like me you may be on the lookout for a fitness gadget to help keep track...

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Backup Synology to cloud with Synology Azure Backup

Synology Azure Backup Overview In this post I’ll take you step by step on how to configure your Synology NAS to backup to Microsoft Azure using Hyper Backup with Synology Azure backup. There are...

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Windows Version Numbers

Windows Version Numbers Information This post serves as a quick reference of Windows Version numbers for both server and client Microsoft Operating Systems. Windows 10 and Windows Server are broken down in the first...

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Windows Release Channels Explained

Windows Release Channels Overview At 2017’s Ignite conference Microsoft announced they would be shifting to a two Windows Release Channels model and introduced the Semi-annual Channel (SAC).  This new channel permits rapid adoption of...

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Synology SSD Cache Setup and Testing

Enabling Synology SSD Cache Due to budget constraints my Synology DS1815+ is only populated with 6 WD Red drives, and the last two bays have been sitting empty for a while now. After a...

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Home Lab setup for Virtualization, Hyper-V, and MCSE

Virtualization Home Lab Guide When it comes to home labs each of us is constrained by size, power, heat, noise, performance, and budget factors.  On top of that the IT field encompasses a host...

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Hyper-V VMs cannot find the path after storage migration

VMs cannot find the path specified I encountered an interesting issue today after completing a VM storage migration of approximately one hundred Hyper-V VMs.  Most of them began reporting: VMs cannot find the path...

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Mange HP Servers with iLO RESTful API via PowerShell

Using PowerShell to manage HP servers via the iLO RESTful API If your environment contains HPE Gen9 Servers running iLO 4 2.00 you can leverage PowerShell to interact with the iLO RESTful API of...

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Upgrade Hyper-V to Nano Server with zero VM downtime

Hyper-V to Nano Server with no downtime Upgrading Hyper-V to Nano Server is relatively straight forward.  A Nano Server image should be created for each Hypervisor in your Hyper-V cluster.  Each of those Nano...

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Customizing Nano deployment using SetupComplete.cmd

Nano Server SetupComplete.cmd While possible to set many options in the actual Nano Server image you will likely find yourself needing to perform a few post deployment customization tasks.  These can be accomplished through...