Best Practices for Deploying KEMP’s VLM on VMware ESX

I have spent a considerable amount of time working with KEMP Load Balancers recently and would like to share some VMware deployment Best practices . For all those using KEMP Virtual LoadMaster's with VMware, you will need to configure a Load Balancing port group for the relevant vlan "production_LB" or "DMZ_LB" to avoid port flooding. To prevent RARP... Continue Reading →

Load Balance AFDS and ADFS Proxy in Windows Azure with KEMP

This article will show you how to load balance ADFS and ADFS proxy servers in Windows Azure using my favourite Load Balancer "KEMP". KEMP are one of the first vendors to release a layer 7 load balancer on the Windows Azure Platform. You can check out the Azure VLM Specs at http://kemptechnologies.com/uk/load-balancer-for-azure At the time of writing this article:... Continue Reading →

Load Balance a SharePoint 2013 Farm in Azure using KEMP

There are a lot of organisations out there like Toyota using SharePoint in Azure. KEMP are the first vendor to offer a layer 7 (application) load balancing product on Azure. I will be showing you how to Load Balance a SharePoint 2013 workload in Windows Azure using KEMP's Azure VLM. KEMP's VLM offers more features than the default Azure Load balancing solution. Please... Continue Reading →

Cloning a Domain Controller Server 2012: Hyper-V

Ensure the domain controller is placed in the Clonable Domain Controllers Security Group Creating the Allowable Applications List: get-addccloningExcludedApplicationList Generate a exception xml: Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList -GenerateXml Creating the Clone Configuration File: New-ADDCCloneConfigFile -Static -IPv4Address <newipaddress> -IPv4DefaultGateway <ip address> -IPv4SubnetMask <Subnetmask> -IPv4DNSResolver <DNS IP> <Second DNS IP> - CloneComputer Name <domain controller name> -SiteName <site Name> You... Continue Reading →

Networking Configuration on a ESXI Host using Shell

Useful network commands on ESXI Shell: esxcfg-nics cmd allows you to set the speed, duplex or list physical nics. esxcfg-nics -h shows the list of cmd available esxcfg-vswitch cmd allows you to administer vSwitchs. to list the switches: esxcfg-vswitch -l      # list current vswitch configuration esxcfg-vmknic -l       # list vmkernel interfaces and their configuration esxcfg-nics... Continue Reading →

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