Author: ITmug

I have over 20 years of industry experience in the design, implementation, and operation of complex IT environments ranging in size from Enterprise to SMB.

How to Exceed the 4 vCPU limit for VM’s on Hyper-V

  

Many times I was asked for the way to exceed the limitation of 4 virtual processors assigned to a virtual machine for Windows Server 2008 R2.

I guess there is still many Windows Server 2008 hyper-visor running on a physical server which has much more cores, Although It is very limiting, but I will not recommend you to modify productions VM’s setting to exceed the limit.

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Create ASE Devices, Database and load database

Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) introduces enhanced dump and load capabilities for moving databases or restoring backups to a different ASE .
It may be confusing for some other database administrators. So, I would like to share with you my experience and give you a brief explanation of the device, database and the restoration of the Sybase database from command line.

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Palo Alto Layer 3 deployment

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Layer 3 is the classical deployment method for the PA firewall, and it is always considered the standard and most powerful deployment method because it has all of the functionalities, while other deployment methods have some limitations (example of the other deployment methods are virtual wire, layer 2, etc …)

In this tutorial, I will explain Layer 3 Interfaces deployment.

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The Concept of PaloAlto configuration management – P1

The concept of configuration management

PA configuration management has powerful functions to manage configuration, but at the same time it can be very confusing if you are used to other firewalls vendors. So, let me explain the concept of configuration management, and how to set it up in the right way in order to be effective to make a full use of it.

I would like to share my experience with you. Let’s start with configuration management; on a Palo Alto firewall, there is a dedicated Management plane and Data plane.

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What is chef?


What is chef?
Chef is a infrastructure automation provisioning tool.It is a framework that makes it easy to deploy servers and application in the cloud, on-premises (physical, virtual) or in a hybrid environment, no matter the size of the infrastructure.
You can use chef to speed up application deployment and even create a continues delivery pipeline.

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Amazon Web Services -AWS

Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale.

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Auto launch and shutdown guest within VMware Workstation

Auto launch and shutdown guest within VMware Workstation

I was asked many times for easy way to auto/schedule launch and gracefully shutdown guest operating systems within VMware Workstation.
So I decided to write this article that provides step-by-step instructions on how to automatically launch and/or shut down a guest OS from within the VMware

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