Optimize and save on provisioned storage space in virtualized environment

Before i often over-provisioned the needed storage for VM.

For example for AWS and other cloud services it’s common place to be charged per gigabytes of used EBS and similar storages (for Mongolian iTools, Mobicom and others usually you are charged by subscription plans so it’s unavoidable to pay for not used disk space). Generally it’s not recommended to provision storage space more than necessary. Surely it’s OK to have a reasonable free space for your VMs, but not too much (for example it’s still very common to see created VM which utilize only 3-5% of huge vmdk/AWS EBS and … Read the rest

IT Disaster Recovery from ransomware, hardware or software failures and human mistakes. How to effectively backup and restore, how to optimize IT data protection

ITFORCE LLC (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) invites IT engineers to participate in one-day free IT training lab “IT Disaster Recovery from ransomware, hardware or software failures and human mistakes. How to effectively backup and restore, how to optimize IT data protection”. All registered candidates will be divided into groups of 5 attendees (more attendees leads to less effectiveness of lab training). Planned number of training sessions is 2-3. To register please go to link:  https://lnkd.in/d_XsTgp

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how to slipstream windows updates into distributive for win7/win10/win2012r2/win2016 and so on

If you often install freshly windows system, then my post maybe will be helpful for you. Mainly it’s more related to creation of system images for further deployments in corporate network, but sometimes it saves time even for home geeks. After installation you usually update from Microsoft Update thru internet or from WSUS – it takes a lot of time even on beefy computers. My idea is to do this work only once (later just to update in usual way from time to time). When you finished updates:

  1. backup to second partition your system by builtin windows backup (bare-metal system
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again about wsus

Everybody knows about free Windows System Update Service/WSUS. But i feel this service needs some extra explanations, recommendations for newbie sysadmins.

At first why do you need it? – briefly: for security and to fix software glitches. Proper and in time hotfixing/patching has paramount importance for security (maybe even more important than to have weak antivirus, IDS/IPS, firewall and other standard protection measures, which also should be regularly updated) If your health is bad or even if you are close to die then just screening from hackers will not help you. The weaker you are the more expensive protection, … Read the rest