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Virtualization

Virtualization Storage and the Importance of IOPS

We're talking serious storage specification! Learn more as we go into virtualization and an overview of IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second).

Apr 8, 2013

Exchange 2010

Setting Out of Office (OOF) for Another User in Exchange 2010

Learn how to configure the Out of Office (OOF) message for any user with the Exchange Management Shell.

Feb 11, 2013

Virtualization

Converting VMware VMDK Files to Microsoft's VHD Format and VHD to VMDK

There are two popular and mutually incompatible virtual disk file formats in common use today: VMware's VMDK format and Microsoft's VHD format. In order to attach a VHD disk to a VMware virtual machine, or vice-versa, you have to convert it first. This guide by virtualization and storage expert Tom Finnis explains how to use Starwind's V2V Converter utility to do just that, with a detailed example explaining how to convert a VMDK virtual disk to VHD format and then mount it in a Windows system in order to edit the files it contains.

Apr 24, 2012

Backup & Storage

How to Resize Windows Virtual Machine Disks

As fast as hard drive capacities grow, so does the amount of data users expect to store on them. In this post, storage expert Tom Finnis shows how to re-size existing drives in Windows, when what may have seemed like plenty of storage when you first installed a Windows VM is now not enough.

Apr 9, 2012

Exchange Server

AutoDiscover Configuration for Exchange 2007 and 2010

AutoDiscover in Exchange is often overlooked but can provide some excellent functionality to your users, making it easier to setup new mail clients and smartphones. Tom Finnis explains how to configure AutoDiscover for Exchange 2007 and 2010 as well as covers some common problems to look out for.

Mar 5, 2012

VMware

How to Install ESXi 5 - The Free VMware vSphere Hypervisor

ESXi5 is the latest version of VMware's virtualization hypervisor, which enables multiple virtual machines to run simultaneously on a single physical host, and is free to download and use. In this article Tom Finnis describes the new features in this version and discusses how you might benefit from installing it, whilst covering the basics like hardware requirements and the installation procedure.

Nov 22, 2011

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