Windows 10 - HyperV installation for free

There is an interesting feature available on Windows 10.

HyperV capability permit you to easily create VM on your Windows 10 Laptop/PC/Workstation. Obviously same feature is available on Microsoft Windows server editions.

On Windows Server and Windows 10 your hardware must support virtualization.

You should decide if start using VM generation 1 or 2:

About ram there is dynamic memory feature.

Veeam 11 - CDP (RPO= 0) and immutable storage backup against ransomware

 Veeam 11 released new features, here they are two that, imo, are very interesting:

  1. Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with RPO equal to zero:

    Using vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO)

  2. Immutable primary backup storage with a hardware-agnostic touch: enables you to store your short-term retention backups locally onsite for fast recovery with the protection of immutability. In addition, you can now tier those backups into an immutable object storage offering offsite, giving you additional protection against unforeseen malicious activity or accidental deletion. (protecting you against ransomware and malicious acts)

    The new hardened repositories are compliant with the SEC 17a-4(f), FINRA 4511(c), and CFTC 1.31(c)-(d) regulations. They can effectively prevent ransomware encryption or accidental/malicious deletions. The great thing about the new feature is it is based on "bring your own" Linux, so there is no vendor hardware lock-in.

    The new hardened Linux-based repositories with immutable backups will take ransomware protection to the next level for on-premises backup storage. Businesses can ensure business-critical backups are protected for the time specified for the immutable backup repository.

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Tips - Network Configuration Operators Group

If you have normal user permissions and you need to change network adapters TCP/IP configuration you can do that without having administrative rights. 

Infact you need to simple add your user to below local group

Network Configuration Operators