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Friday, December 19, 2014

$5 eBook Bonanza–PacktPub (Every Book, Every Topic)



Good news reader, we just received news from Packt Publishing. They are offering ebook or video for just $5 in this limited offer . If you’re interested on getting Hyper-V, System Center, Cloud or any technical book that you can think of, kindly proceed to their website:-

Get as many eBooks and videos as you like before the offer ends on January 6th 2015 -- build your own library of tech knowledge before 2015 begins!


-Virtual Lai-

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

64bit Windows Client Computer Support Azure Backup


Good news! You can now protect your client computer by backup your important data to Microsoft Azure Backup. Microsoft has announced it in this post:

You can refer to our child site which document on how to configure backup from client computer to Azure. Go to

Azure Active Directory Connect (AD Connect) with Password Sync

Azure AD Connect is "new" because it is now one integrated tool that includes all the advances of AAD Sync and Dirsync.


We just posted some information at our child site, please head to

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Free Guide–The Journey of System Center Consultant Implementing Business Service Management


Well this is interesting. We just help Savision to replace an existing banner with above banner. It sound interesting and consist of 52 pages about how a System Center Consultant help a company to implementing Business Service Management in an organization.

I’ve downloaded a copy and enjoy the reading.

Are you interested? If yes, please feel free to download from here:-


Monday, December 15, 2014

Evaluate 5Nine Cloud Security 5.0 For Hyper-V With Kaspersky Antivirus Built-in and 98 Viruses

Recently 5Nine has released a new version for 5Nine Cloud Security. But we are busy with a lot of new product/features available in the market that require us to test it. Just hope that we have more than 24 hours a day. Without further due, let begin our evaluation test.

[ Overview ]

5nine Cloud Security for Hyper-V is the first and only agentless complete security and compliance solution built specifically for Microsoft Cloud OS and Hyper-V, utilizing the extensibility of Hyper-V switch. It allows users to:

  • Secure  multi-tenant Hyper-V environment and provide VM isolation
  • Protect Hyper-V with fast, agentless antivirus
  • Enforce PCI-DSS, HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • And more.

Multi-layered protection is provided, with an integrated firewall, antivirus and Intrusion Detection System (IDS). The agentless firewall ensures complete traffic control and isolation between VMs. The antivirus performs incremental scans up to 50x faster and IDS proactively detects malicious attacks.

We have blog about other features, please feel free to visit:-

Virtual Firewall and Anti-Malware Protection for Hyper-V Extensible Switch
Secure Your Hyper-V Infrastructure By Using 5Nine Cloud Security

[Comparison between different Edition ]


This round we are going to test the capability of 5Nine Cloud Security with Kaspersky Antivirus.

[ Our Test Scenario ]

  • Test VM running Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 1 only. We have pushed an agent into the VM from 5Nine Cloud Security.
  • 98 viruses which provided by our friend :- Jacky Chua (Don’t ask me where he got it? )


  • 5Nine Cloud Security with Kaspersky Antivirus Built-in

[ Configuration on 5Nine Cloud Security ]

  • Enable VM Protection by per VM


  • Constant Virus definition updates. Auto updates every 120 minutes or manual.


  • Able to configure AV Scanning Scheduling


  • Configure AV Settings aggressiveness. The most secure settings will impact VM performance.


  • Able to configure files/ folder exclusion. We want to prevent from scanning exchange database, SQL database, etc.


  • Allowed threats – ???? Still cannot figure out why this tab is available. Must be a reason for it but at this moment, we got no threat to bypass.


  • Able to add file extension that you would like the AV to scan. We have manually added .zip


[ In Action ]

Time to perform manual scan as we want to get immediate result rather than waiting for 5Nine to perform schedule scan.

Click on Full Scan. Just wait for a while…..

Virus Quarantine

Then the system found viruses and perform remediation without our intervention …


You can view the status from Antivirus status …


[ End result ]

Impressive result. Out of 98 viruses, 5Nine Cloud Security managed to quarantined 95 viruses.

Effective rate is 96.93%


Create Bootable USB Drive From an ISO File


Do you want to create a bootable usb drive from an iso file? Well, for us is yes especially want to perform installation without looking for DVD burner. This tool has been around since 2009 and we just use it to create a bootable usb for “Windows Server Technical Preview”. It is still working and perform the job well. Interested, please feel free to download “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool” from





Walkthrough Azure Right Management


Azure Right Management help protect organizational sensitive information from unauthorized access and control how information is used. Right Management uses encryption, identity and authorization policies to help secure files and email.

How RMS is different compare with NTFS permission?

Do feel free to check out our latest blog post from our child site :-

Saturday, December 13, 2014

2nd Book Reviewed : Hyper-V Network Virtualization Cookbook

Couple month has passed and finally glad to see 2nd book reviewed by us has finally released to the market. The title was “Hyper-V Network Virtualization Cookbook”.

[Book cover ]

7807EN_B02235_Microsoft Hyper-V Networking Cookbook

[ Credit Page ]


[ Reviewer Biography ]



Frankly speaking, I was quite enjoying to review the book and author has did a splendid job to make sure the book was properly written.

[ Table of Content ]

Hyper-V Network Virtualization provides the concept of a Virtual Network that is independent of the underlying physical network. Using software-defined networking, you can manage the network address space, isolation, and routing without having to make changes to the physical underlying architecture.

You will start your journey by understanding the fundamentals of Hyper-V Network Virtualization and how to configure System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager to support it. You will learn about the Windows Server Gateway role for Hyper-V Virtual Networks and the different implementation options.

Finally, you will see how the Hyper-V Extensible Switch can help protect Virtual Machines by using Hyper-V Extensible Port ACLs.

  • Installing Virtual Machine Manger
  • Configuring Network for Hyper-V Network Virtualization
  • Creating the Gateway for Virtual Machine Communication
  • IP Address Management Integration with VMM for Hyper-V Network Virtualization
  • Windows Server Gateway Configuration
  • Implementing Network Isolation in Hyper-V
  • Network Access Control List

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