By default, all domain-joined servers and workstations synchronise their time with the PDC Emulator Domain Controller. However how do you configure Windows Time synchronisation for the PDC Emulator and for non-domain joined machines?
This article explains how to configure Windows Time to synchronise an external time source (NTP server), whether that be internal to your network or an internet NTP server.
Once I built my ESXi 5.5 hosts in my test lab and added them to my vCenter environment, they both had a yellow warning prompt stating: “No coredump target has been configured. Host core dumps cannot be saved”
The good news is I was able to fix this, so I thought to document the solution in case anyone else has the same issue. All the details are below…
Carrying on the theme from the Active Directory FSMO roles article, I thought I would put a little information around another really important AD component – the Global Catalog server.
The following article covers what is the Active Directory Global Catalog server, why it is important and the best practises around its placement…
Every new Active Directory forest/domain requires certain FSMO roles to be available in order for it to function successfully. The good news is that these roles are automatically installed by default. Although they are installed automatically, it is still important to understand the purpose of each FSMO role and where best to place them within your environment.
The following article outlines the function of each of the Active Directory FSMO roles, their purpose and more importantly some considerations around their placement.
Have your tried to ping your computer or server and it fails even though you know that it is online and connected to the network? One of the reasons why this fails could be because ping is disabled in the Windows Firewall. This article discusses how to resolve this and allow ping through the Windows Firewall.
I have decided to build a new test lab at home based on VMware architecture so that I can test and learn new technologies which I don’t always get a chance to play with at work. I have decided to go with a two physical host approach and use my existing Synology DS1813+ NAS for the storage. Because I want to simulate a physical network as much as possible, I am using a Cisco SG300-10 layer 3 switch to perform all of the management of all of the VLANs and the routing between them and my home network.
I am currently in the process of purchasing all of the hardware and building the lab. Below are all of the details of what my final test lab will look and the reasonings behind why I have made the decisions I have….