Category: 4Sysops


I’m starting a new series of “how-to” (as well as “why”) articles on Microsoft Azure for 4Sysops. The first part that covers creating virtual networks, both using the web GUI console and using PowerShell, as well as assigning fixed IP addresses to IaaS VMs is now live – read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

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A long time ago I reviewed a tool called PDT, PowerShell Deployment Toolkit for 4Sysops, (it’s a funny name since it doesn’t actually deploy PowerShell, it deploys System Center 2012 / 2012 R2). It’s now been furnished with a GUI by a couple of people in Germany and it works quite well – read all about it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Splunk for 4Sysops

This is a new article of mine at 4Sysops where I look at Splunk – an interesting product for collecting and analysing large amounts of machine data efficiently. Read it here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

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This is the second and last article in my series on certification for 4sysops – this time I look at the different Microsoft certification paths that are available and share some personal experiences. Read it here.

Thanks for reading.

This is the first part in a two part series at 4sysops where I look at certification in general and Microsoft’s offering in particular. This part covers how to study as well as look at the value of certification for an IT Professional. Read it here.

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A couple of months ago I looked at System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager for 4Sysops. Those three received quite a few improvements in the R2 release. This time I have a look at the other three parts of System Center and find that, apart from DPM, there was very few improvements in the products. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

My look at Ops Manager 2012 R2 is now online at 4Sysops. This single post covers what’s new and what’s enhanced in the R2 version, read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

In this final part I look at how Essentials 2012 R2 integrates with cloud services such as Office 365 and Azure backup. Read it here.

Hope you enjoyed reading these and I thank you for your time.

In this second part I look at Essential 2012 R2, what’s new (including the exciting option to run it as a VM under Hyper-V) and other improvements Microsoft’s made. Read it here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading.

Just before Christmas there was a three part article series published on 4Sysops where I look at the HP Microserver Generation 8 as well as Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Part 1, which you can read here, covered the hardware, gotchas around RAID configuration and drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2.

Enjoy and thanks for reading.

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