Sysadmin Today #70: Domains, Datacenters and Azure DR

In this episode, I am going to discuss changing domains, moving your datacenter, Azure DR and more. Please visit to subscribe.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Azure Site Recovery
DNS Made Easy
RedGate SQL Monitor

Sysadmin Today #13: VMware Performance Best Practices

In this episode, I discuss best practices for setting up and maximizing a VMware environment. Including CPU, Memory, Storage and Network optimizations.

Host: Paul Joyner

Disk Performance
Device Latency not to exceed 25ms | Kernel & Queue Latency not to exceed 2ms | Total latency not to exceed 27ms
Counters to use:
Queue command latency
Physical device read latency
Command latency
Kernel command latency
Kernel read latency
Bus resets
Queue read latency
Physical device write latency

Network Performance
Look for dropped packets, usage in KBPS, check for errors on the physical switch port.
Counters to use:
Data receive rate
Data transmit rate
Receive packets dropped
Transmit packets dropped

MEM Performance for VMware Essentials Customers

Performance Best Practice for VMware 6.0

Veeam One Monitoring

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Sysadmin Today #3: The Cloud Part 2 – Infrastructure as a Service

In Part two of our Cloud series we will be discussing hosted Infrastructure. I will be using Azure as the cloud platform to build our hosted datacenter.

Host: Paul Joyner

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Azure Pricing Calculator

Azure Server Information

Azure VPN Gateway Information

ExpressRoute Information

Azure Storage Types

Azure Backup Information

Azure Estimate for our example Acme Company Data Center

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