TOOLS

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

Name Description Link
BDRSuite homepage BDRSuite is a robust and comprehensive backup solution that addresses various backup,
recovery, replication, and DR needs of your diversified IT infrastructure such as Virtual,
Physical, Cloud workloads & SaaS Applications, and supports advanced use cases, thereby
ensuring business continuity at affordable pricing.
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BDRCloud homepage Cloud Backup & Recovery Link
BDRSuite Blog BDR blog with guest blogs 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!
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The Backup Bible Your complete guide to backup and disaster recovery. Download here
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, 2nd 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, 2nd 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, 2nd 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
ESI® Benchmark Report Hornetsecurity ESI® Benchmark Report highlights the risks of phishing and suggests defence strategies that focus on security awareness. Download the Report
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
VMware Resources Page with an overview of VMware resources I frequently use 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
Veeam VMware support Veeam Backup & Replication support for VMware vSphere 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
Citrix VMware support Supported Hypervisors for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Provisioning Link
AVD MSRD-Collect This script is designed to collect information that will help Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) troubleshoot an issue you may be experiencing with Azure Virtual Desktop or Remote Desktop Services Link
Microsoft Commands and portal overview popular aka.ms links for Microsoft portal pages Link
Azure Status Display the status of the Azure Services Link