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 →

Useful Group Policies for RDS 2012

I found a useful website which is great for reading up on group policies, please see the following link: http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/# Group Policy Website I have listed some recommended group polices that would be useful when configuring RDS. RD Gateway  connection through RD Gateway  RD Gateway server address RD Connection Broker Use RD Connection Broker load... Continue Reading →

PowerShell Script for SQL Firewall rules

As Netsh Firewall commands are now deprecated , I have written a PowerShell script for use with deploying SQL or accessing remote instances.   Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned  #Enabling SQL Server Ports New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName “SQL Server” -Direction Inbound –Protocol TCP –LocalPort 1433 -Action allow New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName “SQL Admin Connection” -Direction Inbound –Protocol TCP –LocalPort 1434 -Action allow... Continue Reading →

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