Nakivo Backup & Replication – Free NFR license for vExperts, VCPs etc…


Few weeks back I reported about Nakivo, which is New company providing low cost backup solutions for VMware. You can read about Nakivo in my detailed article here – Nakivo Backup and Replication for VMware vSphere – New Virtualization Backup Company. What’s interesting with Nakivo is that the cost of their backup is particularly interesting for VMware [...]

PowerShell Audit and Patch Installation – Free GUI Utility

PowerShell Audit and Patch Installation

Thist free utility called PoshPAIG (PowerShell Audit Installation GUI) is developed and maintained by Boe Prox at The tool allows you to Audit installed patches, Install patches remotely. The possibility to export the results to CSV files is also included. This very interesting feature for doing PowerShell Audit and Patch Installation on windows server systems, [...]

vCenter Support Assistant 5.1 – free plugin for vCenter


vCenter support assistant 5.1 is available as a free download from VMware website. Not only you can use this product to create and fill support requests, but also to generate and collect logs with direct upload capability. vCenter support assistant 5.1 is available is virtual appliance, which gets deployed from OVF file. This product is [...]

Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 3.0 Technical Hands on Guide


I was nicely surprised by the content of this free E-book from Veeam which is a real step-by-step guide. The document is called Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 and it’s a detailed, illustrated guide for Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 3.0. For those of you who wants to see step-by-step which allows you to learn about Hyper-V [...]

PowerGUI 3.5 released


New update for PowerGUI with 3.5 release. PowerGUI can help you build your own scripts for your environment by providing GUI interface with help when typing commands to build scripts. PowerGui works with PowerPacks, and I blogged in the past about PowerGUI and also about a Book which can help you to get started to [...]

Under the Hood: Updates and Improvements in Active Directory Tools for Windows Server 2012


New free E-book called Under the Hood: Updates and Improvements in Active Directory Tools for Windows Server 2012 by Global Knowledge. Get your copy. The Microsoft Windows Server 2012 released recently brought completely new UI with new management console. You might want to see some quick guide and learn some tweaks to quickly manage Server [...]

VMware Free Training for Security – 1h Online, Self-Paced


New free training course from VMware, which is available online. Note that an account at VMware Learning required at VMware Education, but you can register for free there. You’ll be able to learn about VMware Security Suite which is available as a part of the vSphere Essentislas Plus package as a VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.2. [...]

Best Freeware utilities and WP plugins in 2012

After the Deadline - Spellchecking plugin

I wanted to share some best system tools which are freeware utilities and which I discovered in 2012. Also in this post you’ll find some WordPress plugins that I recommends. I’m principally blogging about virtualization, but this post would fit rather into system admin/Wordperss category. Still, can be useful for all system admins or virtualization [...]