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Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM) Configuration

In my article, Derek's 2019 NAS Selection, I discussed why I bought a Synology DS918+ for my home NAS needs. Now, I will cover the software configuration and some of the neat features of DSM (Disk Station Manager) 6.2.2. Topics that I will cover include security, snaphots, replication, Docker containers,...

Derek’s 2019 Home NAS Selection

​Years ago I had a QNAP NAS which I used for my VMware home lab, but it was aging and I wanted something new and larger for all of my data and photos. Now, in 2019, I selected the Synology DS918+ NAS. Find out the specs, how I configured it,...

VMware Security Patches Released

VMware Security Patches Released

​Hot off the press are a few security patches for a variety of VMware products. Advisories include the products ESXi, Workstation, Fusion, and vCloud Director. As always with security updates, read the release notes, assess your risk, deploy the patches in a lab, test, then gently roll out to production. The...

Nakivo Version 8.1 is Now Available

​Nakivo just released version 8.1 of their Backup and Replication Suite. Nakivo supports VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2.  ​What's new in this 'dot' release?  Policy based Data Protection NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 revolutionizes the way companies manage their backup operations by introducing Policy-Based Data Protection. Set up policies for...

Top vBlog 2018 Voting is now Live!

​For a number of years Eric Siebert over at vSphere-land has been sponsoring the top vBlogger voting contest. This is where you, the reader, can get behind your favorite bloggers and help them rank! Last year was a record year with over 1,600 votes. And as usual, the great sponsor...

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