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Set up the Default Domain for vCenter Single Sign-On | Tech-Short

vCenter Single Sign by default requires the user to specify the domain during authentication with vCenter. Example: JERMSMIT\admin or admin@JERMSMIT.LAB. You can eliminate the need to insert the domain in the username by following the following steps.   Log in to the vSphere Web Client as administrator@vsphere.local or as another user with vCenter Single Sign-On administrator […]

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Install VMware Tools Windows Server 2016 Core

I just completed my install of Windows Server 2016 Core as a guest in my VMware Lab. Now that this has been completed the next step is for me to install the VMware tools so that I can take advantage of various features; specifically, template deployment with customization options About:VMware:Tools: VMware software tools enhance the […]

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Network Wide Ad & Malicious Website Blocking | Pi-Hole

For a few months now I have used the software package named Pi-Hole as an internal network DNS server to prevent ad sites in addition to malicious websites from being accessible form compute resources on my home network. Pi-Hole is a small install that can be installed on any Linux system and it works like […]

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Check Point: Enable SSL Encryption for LDAP Accounts

Background: Check Point users faced an issue when they wanted to change their expired passwords when logging into to the VPN via the SecureClient. Although they had been prompted to change password their attempts were not successful. I did some investigation into this and discovered that SSL needs to be allowed for LDAP communication for […]

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Tech Short: How To Change The MTU – Server 2016

  Troubleshooting an application issues which could possibly be network related.  I found myself needing to make some adjustment to the maximum transmission unit (MTU) setting of my server.  As such what better time to post a quick technical short on how to go about doing this.   How To Change The MTU – Windows Server […]