Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Research Links & Info - 8th October 2014

Just a place to put some links and notes collected in my inbox over the last few months…
With sections: Amazon, EMC, InfiniBand, Java, Login VSI, Microsoft, NetApp, PowerShell, SolarWinds, SSL, Themis, Veeam, VMware

## Amazon ##

Amazon Goes After Box, Dropbox And Huddle, Launches Zocalo For Secure Enterprise Storage

## EMC ##

No biggie: EMC's XtremIO firmware upgrade 'will wipe data'
It seems going from firmware version 2.4.x to version 3.0 ... will cause data to be lost – and customers will need to back everything up before the upgrade and restore it afterwards.

## InfiniBand ##

InfiniBand install & config for vSphere 5.5

SMB 3.0 with Infiniband / RDMA

## Java ##

JRE 6 and 7 side-by-side with JRE 6 as default (Win 7)
Beginning in Java SE 6 update 10 release, the latest JRE software will be registered with all browsers. This ensures that applets will run on the latest and most secure version of the JRE software.

## Login VSI ##

Significant Login VSI Update: What's New in 4.1

## Microsoft ##

Microsoft's Cloud Ecosystem Categorized and Visualized

Network tracing (packet sniffing) built-in to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012

Quick overview of FSCT setup commands (File Server Capacity Tool)
1) Domain Controller:
C:\FSCT> fsct prepare dc /users 1000 /clients fct-client1 /password xxx
2) FSCT Controller:
C:\FSCT> fsct prepare controller
3) FSCT Client:
C:\FSCT> fsct prepare client /server svm-fsct /password Netapp123 /users 1000 /domain fsct.local /server_ip 10.20.30.40

Troubleshooting Kerberos Authentication problems – Name resolution issues
Good troubleshooting guide!

It turns out that weird things can happen when you mix Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers

## NetApp ##

All-Flash FAS: A Deep Dive

NetApp Unlocks the Power of VMware VVOLs

NetApp Cloud: OpenStack

An Idea for a Lab Experiment: Pre-Create Vault from CDOT Secondary before 7MTT Cutover?
7MTT:   Migration 7 to C
CSHELL: Break TDP mirror
CSHELL: Vault C to C
CSHELL: Break
CSHELL: Resync 7 to C
7MTT:   Cutover (Break)
CSHELL: Resync C to C

## PowerShell ##

Introducing DFS Namespaces Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

Delete files older than x-days - Cleanup Script

How Can I Save an Excel Spreadsheet, and Then Save a Copy as HTML?

Powershell: Multidimensional array as return value of function
Tip worth remembering: use , $array (notice the comma) and not return $array!

How can I launch powershell.exe with the “default” colours from the PowerShell shortcut?

How can I determine the OS of a remote computer?

Powershell, output xml to screen

## SolarWinds ##

SolarWinds® FREE Response Time Viewer for Wireshark
Quickly determine if it’s the application or the network with SolarWinds FREE Response Time Viewer for Wireshark.

## SSL ##

Creating a .pem File for SSL Certificate Installations
Good instructions for “How to Create a .pem file” with key chain!

## Themis ##

RES-mini Ruggedized Server – 4 inches x 13.5 inches x 11 inches (H x W x D)
Designed for use in extreme environments!

## Veeam ##

Announcing: Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Veeam Extract Utility, quick restores without the Veeam server

Welcome Veeam Cloud Connect!

Image: How Veeam Cloud Connect Works
Encryption coming to Veeam Availability Suite v8!

Introducing Backup I/O Control in Veeam Backup & Replication v8

New Veeam Management Pack™ v7 for System Center with Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Now Available

Veeam Management pack for Hyper-V and Vmware walktrough

## VMware ##

VSPHERE 5.5 | BEST PRACTICES SUMMARY

Virtual SAN Usable Capacity Calculator

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2 Release Notes (SEP 2014)

VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2 Release Notes (SEP 2014)

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