I just wanted to summarise what I’ve been doing over the past few days.

Firstly: A quick overview of the systems I have running here:
Almost everything is virtualized and runs under ESX4.
I have a few Windows 2008 boxes. One of these acts as a domain controler, the other as an exchange 2007 server, another is for forefront, another is a SQL server, another is for backups and then another is for administration and the VPN. I have a number of Linux servers as well. One is for web hosting, another is for the firewall and routing and the last one is for Linux hosted Email and mailing lists.

Over the past while I’ve upgraded the antivirus for Exchange and client desktops to Forefront 2010.

I also installed Microsoft system center data protection manager 2010. That’s working particularly well. I’m delighted with it. It’s backing up Exchange and a few major file shares as well.

Most recently I’ve been tightening up on security. I’ve added a VPN and blah blah blah. That’s not very interesting.

What is kind of cool however is with the VPN, I am able to connect to my Trixbox server. Oh, I forgot to mention that one at the start of this post. This provides all my home phone connectivity. So, no matter where I am in the world, I can still receive calls received by my home phone number.

That’s kind of cool isn’t it?