Sysadmin Today #76: VMware iSCSI Tuning


In this episode, I am going to discuss tuning iSCSI for maximum performance, and more.

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Copy and Paste in Outlook 365 from Remote Desktop Connection
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3e3d3923-31bf-477e-b10d-09901afd89e4/copy-and-paste-in-outlook-365-from-remote-desktop-connection?forum=outlook 

How-to safely change from LSI logic SAS into VMware Paravirtual
https://www.vladan.fr/safely-change-lsi-logic-sas-vmware-paravirtual

Tuning VMware vSphere ESXi iSCSI SAN
http://www.adnsolutions.com/tuning-vmware-vsphere-esxi-and-equallogic-iscsi-san

Adjusting Round Robin IOPS limit from default 1000 to 1
kb.vmware.com/s/article/2069356

Sysadmin Today #59: Sharing Stories


In this episode, I am going to share some of my recent experiences with Dell Servers, VMware, DNS, P21 and more.

Host: Paul Joyner
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3 ESXi Backup Methods using the Command-Line
https://www.altaro.com/vmware/esxi-backup-command-line/

ESXi Host Configuration Backup Fails
https://communities.vmware.com/thread/567954

https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/lc/en/lcdhs1/vmware-esxi-6.x/esxi6.xrn_pub/scratch-partition-stops-working-after-hardware-or-software-iscsi-is-enabled-on-esxi-with-the-scsi-?guid=guid-12321d40-c2a4-4a71-86fd-1104eaa43a54&lang=en-us

FoxIT: PDF Reader and Editor
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/

Dell EMC SC Series Storage
https://www.dellemc.com/en-us/storage/sc-series.htm#

EveryCloud IT Pro Tuesday Blog
https://www.everycloud.com/it-pro-tuesdays

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Sysadmin Today #55: Upgrading VMware


In this episode, I will discuss how to upgrade your VMware environment.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Backup ESXi Host Configuration
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2042141

How to update any VMware ESXi Hypervisor to the latest using ESXCLI for easy download and install
https://tinkertry.com/easy-update-to-latest-esxi

How to easily update your VMware vCenter Server Appliance from 6.x to 6.7
https://tinkertry.com/easy-update-to-vcsa-67

ESXi and vCenter Supported VDDK Combination
http://support.altaro.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2949256-esxi-and-vcenter-supported-vddk-combination?b_id=14453

How to Upgrade to ESXi 6.7 Using VMware vSphere Update Manager
https://vmiss.net/2018/04/19/how-to-upgrade-to-esxi-6-7-using-vmware-vsphere-update-manager/ 

Patching a vCenter Server HA Cluster
https://nolabnoparty.com/en/patching-vcenter-server-ha-cluster/

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Sysadmin Today #42: VMware, MS Audit, AD & Security

In this episode, I will share recent events involving VMware, Microsoft, and Security.

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Group Policy Item Level Targeting
http://techgenix.com/Group-Policy-Preferences-Understanding-Implementing-Item-Level-Targeting/

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.3

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7558

OpenVAS (Open Source Vulnerability Scanner)
http://www.openvas.org/vm.html

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Sysadmin Today #26: Sharing more Tech Stories

In this episode, I share my recent experiences regarding Backup, VMware, SQL & Active Directory.

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Remove Stale Active Directory Accounts
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Disable-Remove-Stale-AD-c826f1c4

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Sysadmin Today #18: Tools & Utilities

In this episode, we will cover tools & utilities and sharing some stories from the trenches.

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Supported USB device models for passthrough from an ESXi host to a virtual machine
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1021345

Altaro
http://www.altaro.com

Hak5
https://hakshop.com/

RoboCopy Sample
robocopy “source” “target” *.* /E /B /SEC /R:0

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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.

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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
Usage

MEM Performance for VMware Essentials Customers
https://www.nexusos.co.uk/content/news/blog-articles/tech/mem-performance-for-vmware-essentials-customers.ashx

Performance Best Practice for VMware 6.0
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-perfbest-practices-vsphere6-0-white-paper.pdf

Veeam One Monitoring
https://www.veeam.com/virtual-server-management-one-free.html

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