SCVMM 2016 – vSwitch Compliancy

Hi Everyone!   First of all, my best wishes for the new year! I hope 2018 will bring you everything your hearts desire   My post today is about an issue I encountered several months ago with SCVMM 2016 and Hyper-V 2016. When creating a logical vSwitch in SCVMM and pushing it to the Hyper-V …

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Managing SLA’s for Azure Virtual Machines

At Realdolmen we have a lot of customers using Azure Virtual Machines. A misconception we see often is the Service Level Agreement regarding the availability of these machines or the application installed on this Virtual Machine. Microsoft Azure has great features to ensure you have an SLA suiting your business needs. But, you will need …

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SharePoint 2016 Search and Domain Functional Level Upgrades

One morning last week I received an incident telling me the SharePoint 2016 index partition was not functioning correctly. In the Central Administration both Index partitions where showing a yellow warning icon Because it was a holiday for the customer, but not for me, I was able to do a restart of the server. After …

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Changing an AAD (Office 365) cloud user to a synced one

Recently I found myself in need of repairing an Office 365 tenant where users were first created online only, aka ‘Cloud Users’, and then needed to become a user managed in an on premise Active Directory synced with AD Connect, aka ‘Synced Users‘,  hence giving that user access to the services (mail, OneDrive for Business, …) of that cloud …

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Heeeelp! I want to un-split my DHCP…

Hi All, Today a post about one of the core services of any network, DHCP. A protocol designed to assign IP addresses to devices, duh! A customer of ours recently wanted to move away from their classic Split DHCP deployment, consisting of 2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers (hmm…) sharing IP ranges with the …

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