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A Collection of My Writings, Notes, and Thoughts on Network, Security, Virtualization, and the Business of IT.

Aug 5, 2018

Create VMware ESXi USB Install Media

Create VMware ESXi USB Install Media

Download the ESXi ISO from the VMware Download Website. This ISO needs to be written to the USB, and be made bootable. There are many applications which can do this for you, in this example, we'll be using UNetbootin.

Aug 5, 2018

Intel NUC Lab Hosts Hardware Setup

Intel NUC Lab Hosts
Hardware Setup

As I've mentioned in prior posts, you don't need a bunch of expensive hardware to learn, and have a working lab. It's just easier to configure, and allows you to run more virtual machines at one time.

Aug 4, 2018

Installing Microsoft SQL 2016 and Management Studio

Installing Microsoft SQL 2016
and Management Studio

I'm installing MS SQL 2016 in this lab. Things like WSUS, will be moved here after their default installs, to see how those migration processes work. Later, these databases will be moved to a clustered environment, to explore that migration path, as well.

Jul 24, 2018

Install Chromium on Ubuntu 18.04

Saying Hello to an Old Friend, or at Least it's Weird CousinI've been a Google Chrome fanboy for sometime. So, when I started using Ubuntu, I looked for my normal Google Chrome experience.

Jul 24, 2018

Install xRDP on Ubuntu 18.04

Because, Sometimes you need a Remote GUI.I like RDP, it's familiar. I've used it forever. It has it's strengths, like ease of setup, and familiarity. It also has some weaknesses if not