Site Migrated to New Server

We’ve just migrated the site over to a new server to provide greater scalability and site performance.

For the past 18-months, the site had been running on a Raspberry Pi 2 with a USB thumb drive. However, page response times were certainly not as good as they used to be – especially with more and more traffic (thanks everyone!). The site is now running on a virtual server.

If you notice any broken links or images, or anything that isn’t right, please let us know! 🙂

VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta, a Linux-based network operating system that provides software-based network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality. The distribution includes full virtualization support, drivers and tools which makes it ideal for use with Hyper-V.

Using just two virtual network adapters and extensive use of VLANs, we can potentially configure an unlimited number of of routed sub-networks for our Hyper-V virtual environments. Whether you are just running a virtual lab-on-a-laptop, or a much larger virtual enterprise environment, VyOS can scale to suite your needs.
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This post is a complete and comprehensive guide to installing and configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, and covers installation from local media, such as DVD or USB, and deployment over the network using Windows Deployment Services.

The instructions in this post can be used with the Evaluation, Volume License and Retail releases of the installation media, and includes separate sections on Server Core and Server with GUI installation types.

Although these instructions are written specifically for Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions, they are also suitable for the Foundation, Essentials, and Hyper-V editions with just minor variations.

This article is based on the refresh release of Windows Server 2012 R2 with the November 2014 update rollup (KB3000850).
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