Posts by Alex Mayer

How to Create a vSan Cluster: Configuration Guide

In the previous post, we’ve compared shared storage approaches. Now we’ll take a closer look at how to configure vSAN cluster. Host Requirements At least three hosts contributing local disks. Each ...

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What Is VMware vSwitch?

Virtual machines connect to a network much in the same way physical ones do. The difference is that the VMs use virtual network adapters and virtual switches to establish connections with physical net ...

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Language Packs for Office 365 and Office 2016: How to Install and Download

Organizations can use Office language packs to customize language settings for individual business units spread across different regions. This article first explains MS Office language pack categories ...

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Windows Server 2019 Essentials, Standard, Datacenter: Main Differences

Windows Server 2019 is for the time being the latest version of the server operating system released by Microsoft. Generally available since October 2018, Windows Server 2019 is built on the strong fo ...

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An Overview of Microsoft Office 365 Suite

The Office 365 suite is a package of productivity applications intended for personal and business use. It includes well-known staples such as Word and Excel as well as business-oriented offerings like ...

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VMware ESXi vs vSphere vs vCenter: Key Differences

If you’ve never used VMware, vast array of products and features associated with this vendor may seem nothing less than confusing. The aim of this blog post is to demystify and explain the differenc ...

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How Tape Backup Software Works and Why You Need It

Tape may seem like an outdated media of data storage at this day and age, but for many reasons, it is an excellent means of backing up your workloads. This is an affordable and high-capacity device th ...

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Risk Impact Assessment in Disaster Recovery: Where to Start

Assessing risks is one of the first steps required in finding a way of reducing them and therefore keeping your infrastructure safe. Creating an effective disaster recovery plan starts with searching ...

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VMware Hardware Version Overview: Upgrades and Compatibility

The hardware version of a virtual machine (VM) reflects the virtual hardware features and functions that the VM supports, which in turn relate to the hardware available on a physical host. When you cr ...

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VMware ESX vs. ESXi: Overview of Key Differences

According to the latest statistics, VMware holds more than 75% of the global server virtualization market, which makes the company the undisputed leader in the field, with its competitors lagging far ...

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