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Paul Braren
Works at IBM, Founder TinkerTry.com, LLC
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mpower - how to change port name without mfi controler?
community.ubnt.com

Hello, Is there a possibility to change the name of the port visible in the web interface mpower. Of course I'm talking about the change fro

set service dhcp-server use-dnsmasq enable doesn't show leases in UI
community.ubnt.com

I'm new to the Ubiquiti world, and I was trying to get local dns going. It just so happens 1.9.0 was released! I tried to 'set service dhcp-

[ERL-3 1.9.0] No DHCP leases since switching to DNSMasq
community.ubnt.com

I've just updated my ERL-3 to 1.9.0, and I decided to try out the new dnsmasq implementation of the DHCP service. While everything seems to

How do you log yours?
v-it.pro

I speak to a number of people about security related issues in their infrastructure, and while most of them understand the importance of log

Setup an L2TP/IPSEC VPN On Your Ubitquiti EdgeRouter – vBrainstorm.com
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The planned follow up to the Ubiquiti UniFi AP deployment/RaspberryPi controller post about running an ELK stack on the controller is on hol

Does Windows 10 Freeze Your Computer? Try This!
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For many the move to the Windows 10 Anniversary update has gone smoothly, but some users are experiencing constant freezing, with either the

is MFI dead?
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Ubiquiti has removed the MFI section in the Home View of the Forum so is it dead?

Google is killing off Hangouts on Air in September
www.theverge.com

Google has announced that Hangouts on Air — the live-streaming service once used by Barack Obama and Pope Francis — will be mostly discontin

DiskStation Manager - Knowledge Base | Synology Inc.
www.synology.com

Search for articles in Synology Knowledge Base and let Synology staff answer and solve every problem you have with our DSM, NAS, NVR, SRM, r

KB1761: Installing Microsoft SQL Management Studio
www.veeam.com

User needs to make changes to the Veeam database and needs to use Microsoft SQL Management Studio.

KB1845: Installation Fails with Patched Database
www.veeam.com

How to allow installation of Veeam Backup & Replication with a patched database.

Micron Technology, Inc. - M510DC Software
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All Micron product information and support are provided on the Micron global website. 在Micron全球网站提供有Micron产品的所有信息和支持. Tutte le informazioni

iPhone USB Tethering without iTunes - Web Sailor's personal blog
www.khngai.com

I have spent days figuring this out. Install AppleApplicationSupport.msi (must be installed before AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi); Install Ap

How to replace VMware ESXi 6.* SSL certificate
wojcieh.net

Certificates are very common in our daily life. Starting from logging to your banking account, checking email or simply visiting social medi

FanlessTech: EXCLUSIVE: Kaby Lake / Apollo Lake NUC specs
www.fanlesstech.com

Baby Canyon will feature a 28W i7 with IRIS graphics, and regular 15W i5 and i3 processors. Interestingly, DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 wil

QuickStart | SexiLog
www.sexilog.fr

This appliance is sized for 1500 msg/s (~20 ESXi hosts). If you need someting bigger, you can increase vCPU, vRAM and vmdk size but you may

Syslog server for VMware ESXi - Free VMware Log Analysis - opvizor
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Syslog server for VMware ESXi - Free VMware Log Analysis - opvizor

ZERO TO THREE: RCV Innovations - Living a Dream
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The Year between 2 and 3 has been exciting and challenging. We strive to live by our core values of Humility, Integrity and Learning. We are

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Given VMware Workstation 12 goes end-of-support Feb. 2017:
http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/support/product-lifecycle-matrix.pdf
articles like this are pretty handy, just tested it myself, works fine.
I recently started using Windows 8 as the primary OS on my Lenovo ThinkPad W530 mobile workstation. For the last couple of years I used virtual machines hosted by VMWare Workstation to do all of the development work since Hyper-V wasn't supported on Windows 7 and have been waiting for Windows 8 ...
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vmware layed off their workstation and fusion teams.

networking is great in kvm
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Very helpful guide!
If you're wondering how to get Bash on Windows 10 look no further. We show you how to enable Ubuntu on Bash on WIndows 10 in 5 easy steps.
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Another fantastic article by Vladan!

Can't wait until Server 2016 is released, and looking forward to more testing of dedup (that is supposedly much improved over 2012 R2) with backup products like Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.5, should be interesting!

Dedup within single machine backup is already great, see:
Fastest backup in the world! 10GbE / Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE / Samsung 950 PRO NVMe SSDs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlJ34-1hgvU

See also what I just published:
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE network backups to Windows Server 2016 with Dedup, a promising combination
https://TinkerTry.com/windows-server-2016-deduplication-veeam-endpoint-backup-promising-combo

and other recent articles:
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE works well with Windows Server 2016 (beta) already, here's how
https://TinkerTry.com/veeam-endpoint-backup-free-works-on-windows-server-2016-beta

How to easily install Windows Server 2016/Hyper-V on an Intel Xeon D Supermicro SuperServer
https://TinkerTry.com/how-to-install-hyper-v-2016-on-supermicro-superserver-xeon-d

Finally, a fantastic video by Charles Clarke
https://youtu.be/yX6cbG6rZrw?list=PL0afnnnx_OVBjcJ5Aayqw3UEbk6G-pjeu
Windows Server 2016 - How to configure data deduplication. This post explains hot to configure deduplication on per-volume level
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I can help but wonder how many watts this will use/how much it will heat the room it's in...
How fast do you want to go? There are two hot new buzzwords in Wi-Fi router land you should be aware of: tri-band AC5400, and MU-MIMO. AC5400 (the latest version of 802.11ac Wi-Fi) is a combo of...
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for $400 put whatever wifi you want in a soekris and you'll have a router/mini server more versatile than a linksys could ever be.
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Fun way to start your Monday...
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Oh dear.
Google has announced that Hangouts on Air — the live-streaming service once used by Barack Obama and Pope Francis — will be mostly discontinued next month. A new post over at Google's YouTube...
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Is it basically just moving over to YouTube?
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Some great tips by Rick Vanover, and other tip of his at:
https://TinkerTry.com/vmware-reclaim-revisited-with-veeam-backup-and-recovery-bitlooker
VVols, storage, tagging and other nuggets to help smooth your administration rough spots.
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Hi Paul, I'm Emma from Aomei. First, I truly appreciate for the review video you made for us. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9HmxmJa9k0) Today I'm humbly sharing you a tip on how to effectively manage multiple cloud drives.

As many people own multiple cloud drives, maintaining different accounts with different log-ins becomes extremely tedious. MultCloud, a FREE web-based app, makes it possible to manage all of your cloud drives at one place.
Except the basic features like transfer files from one cloud drives to another in between, lately, Aomei works out some new features - Share. You can share the files via email, link, or SNS to your friends. And for chrome users, MultCloud extension makes it easier to manage multiple cloud drives anytime. For more details: https://www.multcloud.com

We also have another software - AOMEI Backupper (http://www.backup-utility.com), if you are interested, you may also check it to see if you'd like to review it.
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For that day when my 20+ year old Genie Screwdrive finally gives up, anybody try one of these?

Hadn't noticed these at Home Depot stores:
http://fave.co/29dE6rj
The Ryobi Ultra-Quiet Garage Door Opener lets you add a Bluetooth speaker, some lasers, and a battery pack to its modular base unit.
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You don't have a rolling garage door?
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So cool.
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Seemed kinda fun to share these changes on Google+.
You can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more.
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  • IBM, Founder TinkerTry.com, LLC
    XIV and FlashSystem Storage Technical Advisor, 2009 - present
    IT Professional. Author, videographer, consultant.
  • IBM
    IBM Lab Services Consultant, BladeCenter & System x Deployment Automation, 2005 - 2009
  • IBM
    World Wide Technical Team Lead, IBM ServerProven Program, 1999 - 2005
  • IBM
    Solution Partnership Center / IBM Innovation Center - Waltham, 1997 - 1999
  • MindShare Associates
    Corporate Trainer for IBM, 1994 - 1997
  • Cornell Information Technologies
    Help Desk, Early Web Development, 1993 - 1994
  • Cornell University
    Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant in Visual Perception Studies, 1989 - 1992
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  • Cornell University
    Grad Student/PhD Candidate (incomplete), 1989 - 1992
  • Temp Agencies
    Data Entry / IT Operations, 1985 - 1989
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IBM XIV Technical Advisor. Creator of TinkerTry IT @ home - Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more. A wealth of in depth technical articles and videos.
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VMware VCP5-DCV, vExpert 2014/2015.
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    B.S. in Psychology & Philosophy, 1986
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Visting the TWiT studio back in August of 2012 was an great experience. Very impressive. Leo and Chad welcomed us, and gave quite the tour. A very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
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