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.


Palo Alto Layer 3 deployment


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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Install macOS X on VM


For many times my students asked me for the possibility to host (run) mac os on intel processor and/or hyper visor. to get familiar with os setting on their lab environments
the answer was Yes.
I have installed before (Leopard, Mountain Lion, El Capitan and Sierra) in my lab in order to give my students the opportunity to get familiar with macOS X and gain hands on experience.
This time I decided to post and share with you  the installation steps for macOS on a VM and the initial configuration