Solved: How do I shut down the VM with PowerChute Virtual Appliance

Problem Symptom

I’ve set the PowerChute Virtual Appliance and it works. I need to shut down the VM but can’t find the way how. The Console asks for Credentials but the only ones I have are those used to access the Web Page of the PowerChute which don’t work. The Web Page itself doesn’t list any Menu option that allows to shutdown the VM. How do I shut down the VM?

Follow the below solution steps to shut down VM with PowerChute Virtual Appliance.
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Solved: How do I replace aging RAID1 hard drives in Lenovo ServeRAIDh M5210 controller

Problem Symptom

I like to replace HDDs in a RAID1 set that are still good with same size drives. RAID controller is Lenovo ServeRAID M5210 SAS/SATA Controller. What is the process for replacing aging RAID1 hard drives in the Lenovo server with the ServeRAID M5210 controller?

Solved: How do I replace aging RAID1 hard drives in Lenovo ServeRAIDh M5210 controller
Solved: How do I replace aging RAID1 hard drives in the Lenovo ServeRAIDh M5210 controller

Follow the below suggestions to replace HDDs in the Lenovo ServeRAIDh M5210 controller.

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How to optimize managed detection and response (MDR) offering and SOC activity

Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) has become a staple in the cybersecurity community, as it empowers companies and individuals with information that can be attributed to threat actors. However, not all MSSPs realize CTI’s full potential and the opportunities it can create.

SOCs and MDR providers have a lot of catching up to do. The threat landscape is evolving faster than cybersecurity teams can adapt. As a result, SOCs and MSSPs unwittingly run on outdated protocols limited resources, preventing them from realizing their full potential for their customers. What’s more, myths about certain cybersecurity approaches hold many SOCs back.

This article serves to debunk these myths and outline five fundamental actions each MDR and SOC can take to optimize their offerings. The outlined measures have been proven time and again and will guarantee that your customer will received the best managed service.

How to optimize managed detection and response (MDR) offering and SOC activity

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How to protect Active Directory against brute-force attacks vector

Brute-force attacks are the initial vector in many of today’s ransomware attacks. What’s more concerning is that the latest ransomware campaigns aren’t just encrypting data. They are also exfiltrating the information and threatening victims of data leaks if they fail to pay the ransom. Hence securing Active Directory—a key target in almost all ransomware attacks should be your priority now. In my recent guide, I explain how attackers are compromising Active Directory using brute-force techniques, break down the anatomy of the Dharma ransomware that has been primarily spreading via RDP brute-force attacks, and 5 defense measures to counter these attacks.

How to protect Active Directory against brute-force attacks vector

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MC286563: Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams moving to general availability

In addition for Calling Plans and Direct Routing, Microsoft is introducing Operator Connect as third option for integrating PSTN calling capabilities in Teams. Microsoft did work closely with key operator partners worldwide for integrating their infrastructure to make it simple to integrate operator services in Teams, with close to none configurations required. Operator Connect enables Teams administrators to select the operator of their choice and then enable them for number provisioning in their tenant, and it is now moving to general availability together with several operators. This is rolling out to Microsoft Teams service. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87546.

Operator Connect is a new way for customers to simply and quickly enable PSTN calling for Teams, using services from non-Microsoft telephony operators. Administrators can select their desired operator in the Teams Admin Center, and provision phone numbers to their users in just hours, with no required hardware.

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