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Blog posts May 2018

Esxi update individual component firmware on HP hardware: disk degraded not authenticated

Server hardware goes faulty is common in any organization, I was doing healthcheck on all vCenter, few of my ESXi servers were showing alerts on faulty storage controller battery and HDD storage issue, they were running on HP hardware, after checking ILO pages, hardware health status was in yellow o…

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Solved: Esxi server cannot joined into active directory domain

I assigned one task to my junior colleagues to configure authentication services on vmware esxi servers (Join esxi server into domain), They reported to me that they are not able to join few esxi servers in the domain and giving error. They followed correct instructions as shown below from my earlie…

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New Vembu release 3.9.1 - Standard Edition and features

Vembu has publicized recently the latest publication of their leading offering, i.e. Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.1 which contains a Standard Edition intended keeping Small businesses in thoughts. Vembu BDR Suite has been filling all these demands since a long time now. It is a complete solution, intended t…

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Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step

Part 1: Basic Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 2: Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step

I have wrote many powershell GUI scripts but never thought using any themes on WPF GUI forms, As it is not required for internal organ…

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Creating a password reset tool with PowerShell GUI

 

One of the my blog reader, came across one of the article written on generating random password gui using powershell by me, and he contacted me as he wanted a small help on creating one GUI utility ADUser reset password. Below are the detailed information he provided in the email what exactly …

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Build a simple email server for home lab using hMailServer and Thunderbird

Since long time I was looking for very small and  lightweight email server for my lab, here I have hMailServer is to my rescue, it is very lightweight, opensource and free. It is just 4 MB of setup file, easy to setup and configure. Setup is available on https://www.hmailserver.com/, there is not m…

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Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu)

Windows Admin Center is an evolution of Windows Server in-box management tools; it’s a single pane of glass that consolidates all aspects of local and remote server management. Windows Admin Center proposals "elastic, locally-deployed, browser-based management platform and tools". The impression beh…

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Configure SNMP on ESXi Server GUI :Vmware Best Practices

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a popular protocol for network management. It is used for collecting information from, and configuring, network devices, such as servers, printers, hubs, switches, and routers on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Here in this article, I am configuring sn…

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Create bootable USB from ISO file

I was planning to install VMware ESXi OS on newly purchased servers in my office, There was no remote console (ILO, DRAC, IPMI or IMM RSA) available, because networking was yet to be configured, till the time until network is up, being ahead of time, I wanted to install OS on the physical server, I …

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Part 3: VMware Powercli: Migrate VMs to another network

Microsoft Powershell: Download a whole folder of files/subfolders from the web directory

One of my friend was seeking my help creating a script to download bulk files and folder from internal office training web portal, just newly created. Folders and files web structure was looking like below. The first url link shows what are the different training material was available, downloading …

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Powershell WPF GUI: LinkLabel hyperlink demo

I have done so much automation using winforms powershell, now I am slowly moving my scripts to WPF, unlike my earlier article Powershell WPF GUI: ToolBox control Textbox watermark placeholder demo here in this article I will show how to create LinkLabel in WPF. When I was going through Microsoft…

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