Month: September 2015

Getting started with PernixData Architect

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So how well does your application perform? This is the question that everyone want to know the answer to, its kinda like the meaning of life (from an IT-pro perspective) In order to understand how an application performs we can of course look…

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Last week at Commaxx, hello new possibilities

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For the last three years I have been working at a VAD (Value Add Distributor) in Norway called Commaxx, where my focus has been on Veeam/Microsoft/Citrix and also Dell the last year or so. My focus was on pre-sales, consultant, trainer among other…

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Bug in Netscaler 11, PFX lost after reboot

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So I recently got aware that Netscaler 11 has a serious bug that after a Netscaler is rebooted the PFX certificate is removed from the Netscaler http://discussions.citrix.com/topic/367451-server-certificate-lost-after-reboot-ns-110/ even if the config is saved. I decided to do a little digging on my lab…

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Network capabilities with Windows Server 2016

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Now with the release of Windows Server 2016, to many have been caught up with the support for Docker, Nano server and storage spaces direct. To many are missing out on what is the big investment that Microsoft is doing in WS2016, namely…

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What is Microsoft Azure IaaS missing at this point?

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Well, this might be a bit of a misleading blogpost, and it is not aimed at critizing Azure, but mearly a post which aims to look at what I feel that Microsoft IaaS Azure is missing at this point. Now even thou Microsoft…

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Getting started with PowerShell management with Arista

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In 2012 Microsoft Introduced (Open Management Infrastructure) OMI which allows for standard based management across different platforms. As of now Microsoft is working with Cisco and Arista to port OMI to their network switches. And also with the latest version of PowerShell DSC…

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Setting up Storage Spaces Direct on Windows Server 2016 TP3

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This is a step-by-step guide on how to setup a minimal Storage Spaces direct cluster on virtual machines running on Vmware workstation. It is also meant to enlighten people abit about the functionality which Microsoft is coming with and what it is lacking…

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Setting up HTTP/2 support on IIS server 2016 & Citrix Storefront

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With the slow demise of HTTP, there is a new kid on the block HTTP/2, Which I have blogged about earlier from a Netscaler point of view https://msandbu.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/citrix-netscaler-and-support-for-next-generation-web-traffic-protocols-like-spdy-http2/ In the upcoming server release from Microsoft, IIS 2016 will be the first IIS release…

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Virtual Machine backup in Azure using Veeam Endpoint

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A while back I blogged about Veeam Endpoint https://msandbu.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/veeam-endpoint-backup-a-new-free-backup-solution-for-computers-and-physical-servers/ while it is aimed at Physical computers / servers it has another purpose that I just discovered. In Azure, Microsoft has currently a preview feature called Azure VM backup, which in essence is a…

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Nvidia GRID 2.0 at Vmware 2015

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Among all the new updates announced at Vmware, Nvidia made one of their own. Nvidia announced that GRID 2.0 architecture is going to be released on September 15th. http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-grid-2-0-launches-with-broad-industry-support This is a huge improvement and opens up for a lot of opportunities, this…

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