70-413 Study Notes

Below is a list of quick study notes taken whilst revising for this exam. I’ve tried to keep them as concise as possible. Storage Spaces A storage pool is a collection of physical disks You can create virtual disks from a storage pool When creating virtual disks you can enable “storage tiers” which will automatically …

Setup Powerconnect 5524 5548 for network Use

In this example I am setting up 1x 5524P as the core with 2x 5548P switches used for distribution. These switches are to be used for networking only (no iSCSI). They are being setup with a vlan for data (vlan1), a voice vlan (100) and wireless vlan (50). Initially only vlan1 will be used.   …

Add gTLD domain to Office 365

If you try to add a generic top-level domain (gTLD) to Office365 you will probably get the below error… “You’ve typed a domain name that includes an extension that is not valid. Type a domain name that includes .com or another valid extension.” The solution to this is to add the domain through Powershell. Pre-Requisites …

70-417 Study Notes

Below is a list of key notes I made whilst studying for the 70-417 exam. They are as brief as I could make them for last minute cramming. Direct Access Aka Unified Remote Access. A VPN-like technology that can be used to connect clients automatically. Requires Windows 7 and above When using split brain DNS …

Setup Windows Server SMTP Relay

This article explains how to create an SMTP relay on windows server. We have found that after migrating businesses to Office365 there are certain applications that need to send emails. By creating a local SMTP relay you bypass the need to relay the emails through Office365. In this example we are installing and SMTP relay …

How to perform Vmware P2V

In this article I explain how to perform a simple P2V using vmware convertor. This guide is designed for IT professionals. Pre-Requisite Checks Are there any usual PCI cards  e.g. SCSI cards. If there are you may not be able to virtualise Are there any USB devices connected. How big are the server drives  will …

Setup vCenter Appliance

In this article I am setting up a vCenter appliance and configuring it with Active Directory.   1 – Download and deploy appliance Log onto vmware.com and browse to the download section. Log onto one of your ESXi hosts and deploy via the VI client. I would also check the time on the ESXi hosts …

Upgrade Firmware on Cisco SGE2000\SFE2010 Switch

This article explains how to upgrade the firmware on a Cisco SGE or SFE 2000 series switch. The firmware files are uploaded using TFTP so you will need to have this installed on whatever computer you are using to update from (i.e. your PC). Download Firmware Update and Copy to TFTP The current release for …

How to Install SSL Certificate on Watchguard SSL100

This article explains how to install an SSL certificate on a Watchguard SSL100. I have purchased the certificate from godaddy. If you found this article useful please click on my referral link before ordering your SSL certificate – cheers! http://www.godaddy.com/itbook   Step1 – Download and Install OpenSSL NB – The SSL100 requires the certificate to …

How to Recover an Individual File from Veeam Backup

This article explains how to restore a single file from a Windows server using Veeam Backup and Recovery v6.5 Open Veeam Backup and Recovery and click “restore”, then choose “Guest files (windows)” Select the server They select the backup you want to restore from. Browse through to the file you want to restore. I recommend …