TOOLS

This page is dedicated to tools, eBooks, and other interesting links.

Name Description Link
Altaro VM Backup Award-winning virtual machine backup and replication solution for Hyper-V and VMware environments. Download a fully functional 30-day trial
Altaro Office 365 Backup Easily back up all your company's Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, Teams and OneDrive and SharePoint files through an online dashboard, automatically backing them up to our
secure data centers.
Download your free 30-day trial here
365 Total Protection 365 Total Protection from Hornetsecurity offers comprehensive
protection for Microsoft cloud services – specially developed for Microsoft 365 and
seamlessly integrated to provide comprehensive protection for Microsoft cloud
services. Easy to set up and extremely intuitive to use, 365 Total Protection
simplifies your IT Security management from the very start.
Start your free 30-day trial
365 Total Protection Enterprise Backup Protect your Microsoft 365 against phishing, ransomware, advanced
threats and data loss with 365 Total Protection Enterprise Backup, a unique cloud-
based, all-in-one security and backup suite.
Request a free 30-day trial
Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition is a free backup for VMware and Hyper-V, as well as physical servers, workstations and cloud instances. It protects up to 10 VMs Link
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Community Edition Back up Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business data weekly, daily or as often as every five minutes in the location of your choice — on-premises or in cloud object storage — including AWS S3, Azure Blob, IBM Cloud and S3-compatible providers. Never settle for less than reliable, granular restore of Office 365 email items, SharePoint sites, documents, libraries and lists, as well as OneDrive for Business accounts, files and folders, in a few clicks. Link
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE provides a simple solution for backing up Windows-based PCs and laptops. With Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE, you can easily back up your computer to an external hard drive, NAS (network-attached storage) share or a Veeam Backup & Replication repository. Link
Veeam Agent for Linux FREE The NEW Veeam Agent for Linux FREE is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Linux Instances, regardless of if they’re deployed in the public cloud or on-premises. Link
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Backup & Site Recovery Solution for Physical, Virtual, Cloud. Full-Featured Free Trial Link
RVtools Great free tool for an inventory of you’re vSphere environment. Link
vSphere Assesment Tool Tool that helps with you’re vSphere upgrade journey Link
As Built Report Automate the documentation of your VMware vSphere, NSX, PureStorage, Horizon, Cisco UCS  environment Link
vDocumentation vDocumentation provides a community-created set of PowerCLI scripts that produce infrastructure documentation of vSphere environments in CSV or Excel file format Link
Ghostbuster Removes ghosted hardware in a VM Link

 

Ebooks / PDFs

Name Description Link
Microsoft 365 Security Checklist – A practical guide for the time-strapped admin The Microsoft 365 Security Checklist shows you all the security settings and configurations you need to know for each M365 license to properly secure your environment. Written by veteran IT consultant and trainer Paul Schnackenburg, this free 100+ page eBook contains full explanations of all the important security parameters, the step-by-step processes of
how to access, how to optimally configure them, and a full checklist to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Link
The Backup Bible In the modern workplace, your data is your lifeline. A significant data loss can cause irreparable damage. Every company must ask itself – is our data properly protected? Link
Office 365/Microsoft 365: The Essential Companion Guide In order to get the most out of your investment, Altaro have put together an 85-page eBook detailing everything about Office 365 and Microsoft 365 from explaining the feature sets, hidden applications, best practices, migrations, use-cases, and more! Download here
“How to get the Most Out of Windows Admin Center, 2 nd Edition” This eBook is a second edition covering all the latest updates and features Microsoft has added to the tool since the original publication in 2019.
These constant updates clearly demonstrates that Microsoft envisions Windows
Admin Center as the essential Windows management tool.
Download here
PowerCLI – The Aspiring Automator’s Guide, 2 nd Edition Stop looking at scripts online in envy because you wish you could build
your own scripts. PowerCLI: The Aspiring Automator’s Guide Second Edition will get
you started on your path to vSphere automation greatness!
Get your free ebook now
The SysAdmin’s Guide to Azure Infrastructure as a Service, 2 nd Edition Whether you’re making new VMs directly in the cloud, have VMs in your
own datacenter and are looking to migrate to Azure, or you’re looking to manage
VMs with cloud-based tools regardless of where they live, The SysAdmin Guide to
Azure Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) will teach you to set up and maintain a high-
performing Azure IaaS environment.
Get your free copy now
VMware Troubleshooting Guide An essential handbook for administrators in small to mid-market business. Download here
Mastering vSphere Best Practices, Optimizing Configurations & More. Download here
Ransomware: A Survival Guide How it affects individuals and organizations, and how to protect yourself against attacks. Download here
Prepare for your VMware Certified VCP6-DCV Exam Veeam® is happy to provide the VMware community with a new, unofficial VCP6-DCV study guide. Once again, Veeam has teamed up with VMware-certified professionals Jason Langer and Josh Coen to help you successfully prepare for the VCP exam. Link
Active Directory Deep Dive “Take a crash course on Active Directory to learn how to:

Properly deploy and configure an Active Directory
Virtualize Active Directory in Windows Server 2016
Ensure availability and disaster recovery for AD”

Link
PowerCLI: The Aspiring Automator’s Guide Second Edition This free eBook adopts a use-case approach to learning how to automate common vSphere tasks using PowerCLI. Link
VMware Technical Paper Latest VMware technical paper Link
VMware Visio Shapes Visio shapes for VMware Validated  Designs Link

 

Other

Name Description Link
NVIDIA Virtual GPU releases Overview of the NVIDIA vGPU releases Link
NVIDIA GPU models COMPARE GPUs RECOMMENDED FOR VIRTUALIZATION Link
VMware Product resources List of handy VMware resources Link
Windows 10 Enterprise en Education lifecycle Windows 10 Enterprise en Education lifecycle Link
Windows 10 lifecycle fact sheet Windows 10 lifecycle fact sheet Link
Windows 10 releases information Windows 10 releases information Link
Windows 10 release information Enterprise and Education Windows 10 Enterprise and Education follows the Modern Lifecycle Policy Link
Windows 10 known issues Windows 10 known issues Link
Microsoft Office 365 licensing overview Microsoft Office 365 license overview Link
Veeam KB Latest Veeam KB articles Link
Veeam Restore Point Simulator Link
Microsoft Portals Microsoft Portals overview Link
VMware Tools download VMware Tools download Link
HPE Software Delivery Repository HPE Software Delivery Repository Link
HPE ESXi Offline Bundle HPE Offline bundle for VMware ESXi includes HPE CIM Providers Link
Remote Display Analyzer Analyze and change display protocol settings on the fly Link
Connection Experience Indicator Connection Experience Indicator for RDS, AVD & W365 Link