Migrate VMs from XenServer to Hyper-V Server with StarWind 2V2 Converter

StarWind V2V Converter is a free tool for cloning and transforming VMs from one format to another, as well as converting physical machines into virtual ones. This article is about migrating VM from Citrix XenServer to Hyper-V Server.

Backup Hyper-V VMs to Synology and Azure Cloud Storage

Altaro VM Backup can backup your Hyper-V VMs to Synology NAS and Azure Cloud Storage in just a few steps. It provides Augmented Inline Deduplication which dramatically reduces storage requirements for your backup repository by creating the smallest backup size.

Delivering cloud to your data center with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

VMware and Dell jointly engineer the second generation of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. It´s fully racked and preconfigured SDDC delivered and installed at your data center or edge location. You focus on your VMs, and VMware takes care of your underlying hardware and software layer.

Get Free AWS Training & Practice Exam Voucher

AWS run Get AWS Certified Challenge. You can take part by joining peers globally to participate in the challenge, get a training and practice exam for free. The deadline is the 1st of July 2021. Let’s get going!

Full control over your VMware and Hyper-V with Altaro VM Backup

Altaro VM Backup is a natural choice, a one-stop-shop for all your backup and recovery needs, providing backup and restore of your Hyper-V and VMware standalone or clustered virtual environments.

Pluralsight offers free IT training courses in April 2021

Pluralsight offers free access to thousands of training courses. You can get access to more than 7000 expert-led training courses, 40+ interactive courses, 20+ projects and more.

PowerCLI: An Aspiring Automator’s Guide

Automating vSphere is particularly useful for countless applications and the best way is through PowerCLI – a version of PowerShell developed specifically for VMware. Learn how to develop your own PowerCLI scripts with this free 100+ page eBook from Altaro.

Monitoring Active Directory for Signs of Compromise

The first signs of compromise of Active Directory could be discovered early in event logs. This puts event monitoring as one of the most important activities in our network. By using PRTG, the IT Team could be alerted if Active Directory generates events related to a potential security breach from low to high criticality.

PRTG IMAP Sensor: The way to monitor ANY backup job

PRTG IMAP sensor checks the content of email notifications triggered by the backup server, looks for certain keywords and changes the sensor state accordingly. You can read about the procedure, but also see how to configure SMTP settings in Altaro VM Backup and Windows Server Backup.

Windows Server Backup: Configure Email Notifications

Windows Server Backup doesn’t natively support SMTP, but by combining it with Task Scheduler and PowerShell script we can trigger email notification if backup jobs succeed or fail. Learn more on how to do it.

Monitoring Altaro VM Backup Jobs with PRTG

Altaro Software is an easy-to-use and reliable solution for backing up the virtual machines from your VMware or Hyper-V hypervisors. By using PRTG Network Monitor, you can get insights into successful and failed onsite or offsite backup copies. Anything happens, your Backup Team will be notified via ticket, email, SMS, push notification to your smartphone, etc.

Enable and configure SNMPv3 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution developed by Red Hat for the commercial market. Enterprise products require secured monitoring which can be easily done via SNMPv3. I´ll show you how to start with it by enabling and configuring the SNMPv3 daemon.

How to monitor Hyper-V Server Checkpoints

As IT Admins we want to have full control of our virtualization environment. By using PRTG we can get notified if there is x amount of checkpoints in the Hyper-V Server.

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