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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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Reset HP ILO Administrator password from Microsoft Windows

In this second part of my article I will be showing how to reset ILO password on Windows server. For Esxi server check my earlier article Reset HP ILO password from Esxi server. First requirement to this is install HP Lights-out online Configuration utility, which can be downloaded from below links.…

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Generate random password GUI using powershell

I had one of the requirement to write Strong Random Password Generator :Microsoft Powershell earlier but it was completely command line based, and the applications users who were using it, due to non-technical background were not able to execute it correctly, So the team who requested the script wa…

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Strong Random Password Generator :Microsoft Powershell

This is my first article in the starting of year 2018, I have taken and re-written it from my earlier post. This script is written completely from scratch. This generates very strong random password. It randomize a chooses each password character using .net class object System.Security.Cryptograph…

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Microsoft Windows 2016 Install and configure NFS server for ESXi and Linux

NFS (Network file system) is a distributed file sharing solution for diversified cross platform environments. It was originally designed to run on Sun solaris, This also supports and works well on windows and non-windows computers. NFS uses RPC and usually use Port (TCP and UDP) 111 and 2049. There …

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Reset/Restart HP ILO (Integrated Lights-outs) using putty

This blog article is my another part of Resolved: HP ILO this page cannot be displayed ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT, I found few more servers which were pinging, able to telnet ILO ip port 80 and 443 (ssl), But still webpage was either can't be displayed or site can't be reached, tried following ab…

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Resolved: HP ILO this page cannot be displayed ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT

Recently I was involved with configuring few old generation 7 HP servers. I wanted to install ESXi server on the same as well upgrading firmware, This was required ILO to be working. when checked using Internet explorer I got issue this page can't be displayed (before loading it was showing certific…

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Find next available free drive letter using PowerShell

Below is my one-liner small PowerShell code for finding next available free unassigned first drive letter, I use it frequently for automating mapping shared drives. This is based on Get-PSDrive -PSProvider FileSystem, it shows the all in use drive, Generally A, B (floppy drive not for use as disk or…

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Vembu Free Edition

Vembu is a leading software product development that has been focusing on Backup and Disaster Recovery software for data centers over a decade. It’s flagship offering- the BDR Suite of products consists of VM Backup for VMware vSphere and Hyper-V, Disk Image backups for Physical machines, Workstat…

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VEMBU

VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. VMBackup provides option of sending the backup data to an off-site data center or Vembu Cloud for data redundancy and disaster recovery. VMBackup is intended to backup and replicate the virtual machines by taking the snapshots of the VM images at th…

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