Tag: Windows Server

How to migrate a virtual machine from Windows to Hyper-V Server

The Hyper-V client is available since Windows 8. It is commonly used for testing or lab purposes. Check how to export virtual machine from Windows 8/8.1/10/11 and import to Windows Server or Hyper-V Server 2012R2/2016/2019 and 2022.

Install and configure SNMP on Windows Server Core

The Server Core (Windows Server 2022) is a minimal installation that includes most but not all server roles. It still supports SNMP for monitoring purposes. You can easily install and configure SNMP using PowerShell and MMC and/or Server Manager.

Encrypt SNMP v1 and v2c traffic with IPsec in Windows domain network

SNMP supports three versions. SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c are not encrypted. SNMP v3 is encrypted, but unfortunately not supported in Windows. This doesn’t mean the end of the game. Check out how to encrypt unencrypted SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c using IPsec in Windows domain networks.

Exchange Granular Restore with Altaro VM Backup

Did you ever experience a case where you only need to restore the Exchange mailbox database from a non-bootable Exchange server and not an entire VM? By using the Exchange Granular Restore feature within Altaro VM Backup, you can do it in a just few minutes.

Automate SNMP configuration in Windows domain network

Configuring an SNMP on a few Windows machines is not a big deal, but what if you need to perform SNMP configuration changes (community string, IPs, traps) on hundreds or thousands of Windows machines. That could be challenging if it is not done in the most efficient way. I will show you how to do it in less than 10 minutes by automating SNMP configuration via GPOs.

File Granular Restore with Altaro VM Backup

Did you ever experience a case where you only need to restore files from a non-bootable Hyper-V or VMware VM and not an entire VM? By using the File Granular Restore feature within Altaro VM Backup, you can restore your data in a just few minutes. Learn how to do it.

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.

Can you still monitor your Windows Server 2022 with SNMP

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2022 on the 1st of September. If you are coming from the network monitoring world, you are probably asking yourself if you can still install SNMP and monitor the performance of your Windows Server 2022 machines?! I got you covered in this article.

How to achieve SNMPv3 compliance in Windows and Windows Server

When it comes to the secured monitoring, one of the questions that regularly popped out is how to achieve SNMPv3 compliance in Windows or Windows Server?! Learn more on how to do it by using NuDesign SNMP v3 Agent.

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.

Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Switch Configuration

Hyper-V supports three virtual network switches that enable connecting your host and virtual machines to the rest of the network. They are external, internal and private virtual switches. Learn more about how do they work.

Enable Nested Virtualization in Hyper-V

How to Enable Nested Virtualization in Hyper-V Server

Do you know what you can run hypervisor within the virtual machine that is hosted on the hypervisor? Yes, it is possible. It doesn’t work by default, but you’ll need to do some configuration on our Hyper-V Server.