VMware vSphere 5 features a new ESXi firewall

VMware vSphere 5 features a new ESXi firewall that you can configure though the vSphere Client or command line. The addition brings a feature to ESXi 5 that was previously found only in the recently discontinued ESX hypervisor. VMware argued that ESXi didn’t require a firewall, because the lightweight hypervisor had hardly any services or… Read More »

How to Install SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for Data Protection Manager 2010

A System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 installation includes two primary tasks: installing the DPM prerequisite software and installing the DPM application. The DPM Setup Wizard guides you through the process of specifying the DPM installation settings, and automatically installs the prerequisite software as part of an integrated DPM installation process. Important Note: DPM 2010 is… Read More »

How to Backup and Restore Exchange 2010 Mailbox Database with DPM 2010

DPM 2010 supports the following five types of recovery for Exchange Server 2010 mailbox databases: Recover the database to its original location: Overwrite the existing copy of the database. Recover the database to an alternate database: Restore to another database on an Exchange Server. Recover to an Exchange Recovery database: Recover to an Exchange Recovery database… Read More »

Install and Configure DHCP Server on CentOS 6.x – RHEL 6.x

What is DHCP? DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP is a standardized network protocol used on Internet Protocol networks for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses for interfaces and services. DHCP is configured in a server-client model. DHCP server is the one assigning IP Addresses to client computers on the network.… Read More »

VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 and ESXi 5.1 Update 1 Released

  April 25th, VMware released vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 and ESXi 5.1 Update 1. This release offers the following improvements: vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 Additional vCenter Server Database Support: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Additional Guest Operating System Customization Support: Windows 8 Windows Server… Read More »