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Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2 SNMP Configuration using PowerShell

We needed to update the SNMP configuration script to take parameters so that we could pass this through CloudForms, our cloud management platform. Below you’ll find the PowerShell script that we came up with.

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Corefig for Windows Server 2012 Core and Hyper-V Server 2012

I’ll admit it. I have spent very little time learning PowerShell. I fall back to the comfort of the Explore shell or using other peoples PowerShell scripts. For those of you diving into Microsoft Server Core can attest, not knowing PowerShell is kind of an issue. Server Core lacks a GUI and configuration needs to […]

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What hypervisors are you seeing in the general public?

Scott’s post on multiple hypervisor’s got me thinking… Regardless of workload (server, VDI, DR, Test/Dev) I myself only really see one hypervisor out there… VMware. I think so many companies have built their operational policies, processes and procedures around ESX that it is going to be an incredibly difficult migration to something else. I know of […]

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Multi-Hypervisor Thoughts

I read the post titled “Multi-hypervisor management: Have you read the fine print?” from TechRepublic and it got me thinking. I have been a proponent of challenging vSphere and looking at lower cost solutions (primarily Hyper-V) to support non-production workloads. While reading this article, it dawned on me what the heck am I thinking. Organizations […]

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