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Home Lab NAS (QNAP TS-431K) Part 3: Applications

Tom Fenton works with some of the QNAP applications for streaming and sharing data, and then adds another disk to this device for storage.

Home Lab NAS (QNAP TS-431) Part 2: Installation and Configuration

Tom Fenton, as part of a project to recover from an ESXi server failure, details how, after earlier introducing his QNAP TS-431K replacement, he set up the device and put an iSCSI target on it.

Home Lab NAS (QNAP TS-431) Part 1: Intro and Specs

After an ESXi server failure trashed a dozen of Tom Fenton's VMs, he looked for a replacement that would let him replace Dropbox and act as a streaming server for his home entertainment media. In this series of articles, he details what he came up with.

Creating AWS Backups, Part 2: Tie Resources to Backup Plan

After earlier showing how to more easily create a backup plan by using a template, Brien Posey continues his series by associating that plan with the AWS resources you need to protect.

IT Trends: Cloud Computing Tops Investments for First Time in 10+ Years

The Society for Information Management (SIM) released an IT trends study that shows in 2020 cloud computing was the top organizational investment for the first time in more than 10 years, usurping perennial leader "Analytics, Business Intelligence and Related Technologies."

Cloud Data Expert: You Need to 'Get Smart' and Do the Work

"I found in my experience, once you get your so-called sea legs, that is to say once you've attained your learning curve and you're fairly up to speed, you'll find that rolling with those changes is less arduous. But that initial learning curve is the tough piece."

Using a SATA SSD Drive with ESXi on Arm on a Raspberry Pi

Yes, Tom Fenton uses ESXi on a Raspberry Pi, but with an added twist: using an M.2 SATA SSD device for USB storage.

How to Capture HDMI Video Output, Part 2: Getting Sharper Images

After some previous experiments, Tom Fenton uses a Newest HDMI Video Capture Card and different software to display the output to see if he can get sharper images.

Creating AWS Backups, Part 1: A Plan, Rules and More

Brien Posey begins a series of tutorials on AWS backups, starting with formulating a plan and establishing rules.

How to Capture HDMI Video Output

Tom Fenton tries out an inexpensive HDMI video capture device that lets him take screenshots regardless of the OS.

A Script to Automatically Mount USB Storage on an ESXi System

Tom Fenton offers up his personal, time-saving, 94-line bash script, complete with code on GitHub.

What Is Azure Purview?

Paul Schnackenburg looks at the new public preview of the cloud giant's unified data governance service.

What to Do When AWS Quota Requests Are Denied

Brien Posey explains how the default quota for macOS dedicated instances in the AWS cloud caused him problems and how he addressed them.

Hands on with VMware Horizon 8 (2012)

After covering some of the new features and changes in the connection server and clients with version 2012 of the desktop and app virtualization product, Tom Fenton updates his environment and takes a closer look at changes.

What's New in VMware Horizon 8 Version 2012

Tom Fenton explains some of the new features and changes in the connection server and clients with version 2012 of the desktop and app virtualization product.

Using RDSH with Horizon

Tom Fenton enables a Windows server to stream applications, configures VMware Horizon to broker these applications to specific users and shows how to monitor streaming applications.

A Total Beginner's Guide to macOS X on AWS, Part 3: Connect to Instance

After detailing the need for dedicated hosts, how to handle quotas and creating instances, Brien Posey walks you through the instance connection process.

Power Ranking Microsoft PowerToys

Tom Fenton walks you through the process of installing PowerToys, explains how to use each, and then gives you his Power Ranking of these PowerToys.

A Total Beginner's Guide to macOS X on AWS Part 2: Provisioning Instances

After covering the need for dedicated hosts and how to handle quotas, Brien Posey walks you through the instance creation process.

A Total Beginner's Guide to macOS X on AWS, Part 1: Dedicated Hosts and Quotas

Brien Posey explains the need for a dedicated host, quotas and more in this first installment.