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Built using Hugo, Github and Cloudflare Pages. Why is this stack so awesome?

I am tired of messing around with full blown linux web servers, php, nginx, and mysql to get a simple WordPress site up and running. Don’t get me wrong, it was fun way to learn useful skills, but I am at a point in time where I want to learn something new. I am fed up with rebuilding stuff and spending hours customizing themes and modules. This time I went with something radically different, creating a serverless blog.

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Hello World

This is my first run at at the mill using static site generators, keeping it simple stupid. Using gist shortcode to include GitHub gists inside a post. Using tweet shortcode to include a post. CA Optics - Azure AD Conditional Access Gap Analyzer - out for testing! Having gotten some excellent feedback and ironed some kinks out (and discovered some new ones) I decided it’s time to extend testing from silent release to public release.

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IBM Power9 9009-22G & Flash System 7200 Benchmarks

IBM Power9 9009-22G (2) AC Power Supply – 1400W for Server (200-240 VAC) (2) Mainstream 800 GB SSD PCIe3 NVMe U.2 module for AIX/Linux Front IBM Bezel for 4 NVMe-Bay BackPlane Storage backplane with four front PCIe Gen4 capable NVMe U.2 drive slots (16) 64 GB DDR4 Memory DIMM PCIe3 LP 2-Port 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapter PCIe4 LP 32Gb 2-port Optical Fibre Channel Adapter (2) 8-core Typical 3.4 to 3.9 Ghz (max) POWER9 Processor (16) One Processor Core Activation PCIe2 LP 2-port 10GbE Base-T Adapter AIX 7.

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IBM Flash System 7200

The IBM Flash System 7200 Control Enclosure has two clustered, hot-swappable node canisters that contain hot-swappable fan modules, memory DIMMs, batteries, and PCIe adapters. The enclosure also houses two AC power supplies that are redundant and hot-swappable. Concurrent code load enables applications to remain online during firmware upgrades to all components, including the flash drives. Rebuild Areas A rebuild area is equivalent capacity to a single drive. The more rebuild areas you have the more drives that can fail one after another.

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IBM Power9 9009-22A & StorWize V7000 Gen3 Benchmarks

IBM Power9 9009-22A 512GB DDR4 Memory 2x 8-Core Power9 Processor 2x400GB NVMe M.2 SSD for rootvg 16Gb FC 2 Port Adapter Pair FW910.20 (VL910_122) firmware AIX 7.2 ML3 AIX_AAPCM mpio driver algorithmset set to shortest_queue reserve_policy set to no_reserve queue_depth set to 32 IBM StorWize V7000 GEN3 17x 1.92TB 2.5In NVMe Flash Drive 16Gb FC 4 Port Adapter Pair 120 GB M.2 Boot Drive Pair Spectrum 8.2.1.1 Benchmarks The tests will be done using XDISK V8.

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Deploy headless Server 2016 Domain Controllers

This guide will show you how to deploy two headless Windows Server 2016 domain controllers in a new environment. This guide (first of the series) assumes you are standing up a hybrid Microsoft environment within a VMware homelab. First we need to get a few things out of the way: 2 Windows 2016 virtual machines with 2 vCPUs and 4-8GB RAM Make sure you are using VMXNET3 network adapters Install latest VMware Tools Apply latest OS updates Change the HOSTNAME of the VMs (XXX-DC01 and XXX-DC02) Change the host to use static TCP/IP and DNS If you are deploying domain controllers from a base Windows 2016 VM template, do not forget to generate a new SID using: C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\sysprep.

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Dumpster notes

A curated list of amazingly awesome sysadmin resources. Productivity 7-Zip Notepad++ Visual Studio Code LogFusion PowerRename https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/powerrename Image Resizer https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/image-resizer File Locksmith https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/file-locksmith Awake https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/awake Terminal https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/terminal/ Video and Image Tools HandBrake IrfanView ScreenToGif FlameShot or GreenShot Other Robware RVTools WinSCP and FileZilla Sysinternals PuTTY or SecureCRT nmap KeePass Rufus osquery htop

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