Virtualization File Types

Many of these terms/files serve multiple functions and are not to imply a 1-to-1 portability between vendors.   This comparison is to show the loose similarities.  The article focuses on business-level, server-based terms, meaning ESXi and filetypes may be different for Windows/Linux VMware Workstation hosts as well as Microsoft Virtual PC, Virtual Server,...

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max_connections at AWS RDS MySQL Instance Sizes

This chart shows the max_connections limit, set by AWS, at various MySQL RDS instance sizes.

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Backup and Restore IIS to Another Server

The steps shown demonstrate how to back up all sites, app pools, and settings from IIS 7, IIS 8, and IIS 8.5, then restore to another server.

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Windows 10 Includes Major Changes to Windows Update

Microsoft recently released Windows 10 to the public and an area of significant change is the Windows Update process.  Basically, security patch installation and associated reboots are required, and a faster update cycle will be enforced which includes delivery of new features along with those security patches.  As usual, many will voice their complaints but this is a direction that is now...

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Command to Remotely Reboot Windows Machine

If your machine is hung up (powered on but remote desktop not responding), remote reboot may help get back up and running. Shutdown /m <machinename> /r /t 00 /m          specifies a remote machine to shut down (your machine name) /r            reboot /t 00       specifies zero wait time This works from any Windows machine where your account has access (usually in the...

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Create and Attach Azure VM Disks in PowerShell

This article is a quick overview of the commands used to create and add disks through PowerShell.  This can be especially helpful when adding many disks to the same VM.  The Azure web portal can take 1-2 minutes per disk to complete an add operation. Your PowerShell environment should be set up with the necessary permissions to your Azure account.  See this Microsoft Article for Azure cmdlets...

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