Upgrade SQL Express to SQL Standard

If you'd like to upgrade a SQL Express instance to a SQL Standard instance via an in place upgrade, it's nice and easy to do through the inbuilt wizard within the SQL Setup GUI. Select Edition Upgrade from the Maintenance menu Click Next Enter the SQL product key Accept the license terms Select the required instance (Usually MSSQLSERVER) Click Next Click Upgrade Upgrade Complete! Run the following query to confirm [Read More]

A Simple Way to Upgrade Your Standalone or Clustered ESXi Servers

Important Note - update your VCSA before your ESXi Servers! Open an SSH session to your ESXi server Put your system into Maintenance Mode and allow the VMs to migrate or suspend esxcli system maintenanceMode set --enable true Show available images from the VMware update server and select the one you require esxcli software sources profile list -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml | sort -r [Read More]