SBS Migration Process vs Swing Migration

Louis asked a good question the other day as to why you would want to use a Swing Migration over the SBS2008/SBS2011 migration process provided by Microsoft. Back in the days of SBS2003 this question would not have been asked…

Sonicwall Wireless Primer

All new generation Sonicwall firewalls support “centrally controlled access” wireless management via the built-in wireless in the TZ100W, TZ200W, TZ210W, NSA220W, NSA250MW and/or via one or more SonicPoints. Both the built-in wireless and the SonicPoints allow for provisioning multiple “virtual”…

ESXi datastore connections

The following is a rehash of an internal blog post I did for the office.  ESXi allows for different types of datastore connections and the following is the “quick and dirty” on those connections.  Please do NOT consider this the…

SBS2011–a second go at the migration perspective

We just wrapped up another SBS2003 to SBS2011 migration and we once again made use of the SwingIT migration kit.  This migration was a bit more complicated as the source SBS2003 system was a complete mess as there were many,…

VMware Essentials licensing for SMB’s

VMware makes a great virtualization bundle available for any size organization but it really hits the “sweet spot” for SMB’s.  VMware vSphere Essentials is a license bundle that gives licensing for up to 3 physical servers, up to 6 CPU’s…