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What’s New with Fusion and Workstation [HCP1833] Oct 1, 2020 General & Virtualization & VMWorld & HCP1833 & Tech Notes & @mikeroySoft Presentation was even by @mikeroySoft https://mikeroysoft.com/ Fusion standard is no more, but Workstation and Fusion player are free for non Overview of vSphere 7 Video Jun 12, 2020 Virtualization & VMware & vSphere & Tech Notes Having not, had any hands on yet, with vSphere 7, I wanted an overview of what to expect. In this video Bob gives his picks, and below are a few 0091-create_vmware_esxi_usb_install_media Aug 5, 2018 Virtualization & ESXi & Install Media & USB Install & VMware It’s not often I install from physical media anymore, but it still has it’s uses. This USB stick, will be used to install ESXi, on my Intel NUC’s, Intel NUC Lab Hosts Hardware Setup Aug 5, 2018 Virtualization & Intel & NUC & Lab & hosts It was a long time coming, buying proper Lab hardware, and after reading a couple of Blogs by Florian @virten, that I decided on the Intel NUC. One 0088-deploy_vcsa_in_lab Aug 3, 2018 Virtualization & VCSA & vCenter & VMware & Lab Download the VMware vCenter Appliance ISO from VMware Downloads, and Mount it on the VM you will be deploying vCenter from. Navigate to the Install Ubuntu 18.04 Virtual Machine in a VMware ESXi 6.7 Environment Jul 24, 2018 Virtualization & Ubuntu & VMware & ESXi Needing a desktop to work from while building the new infrastructure, one of the first virtual machine’s I’m building is a Ubuntu 18.04 with a Install a Kali Linux VM in a VMware ESXi 6.7 Environment Jul 24, 2018 Virtualization & Kali & Linux & VMware & ESXi & Security Beginning of the Security Lab There are a few options, when it comes to Kali, and running it as a VM. Available for download are, prebuilt VM Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 18.04 Jul 23, 2018 Virtualization & VMware & workstation This lab I’m installing VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 18.04 with a desktop environment. I followed the steps below. Go to the VMware.com Downloads Nested ESXi server Jul 22, 2018 Virtualization & lab & lab rat & ESXi & Nested & VMware For Lab Only, Not for Production Running a nested ESXi server, on another ESXi server, is definitely not supported by VMware, but it is an excellent Who is Veeam? May 25, 2018 Virtualization & General & Veeam & backup & BCDR Probably best known for it’s backup and recovery products, Veeam has positioned itself in the last twelve years, as a market leader in the 0075-create_win10_sandbox_vm May 13, 2018 Virtualization & Security & Sandbox & VMware & Workstation A sandbox, in the physical world, is an environment that you have control over. For example, the sandbox may have a raised border to keep the sand 0073-installing_vmware_workstation_14 Apr 13, 2018 Virtualization & VMware & Workstation & Windows10 & Win10 The reason I am doing this post, is for anyone new to IT that wants to experiment, and play with other Operation Systems, create vulnerable systems 0072-vmware_vexpert_2018 Apr 12, 2018 Virtualization & vExpert & VMware I’m estatic to announce that, I was once again selected as a VMware vExpert. This is my second year, and if you know me you know I’m happy to 0070-veeamon_2018_conference Mar 15, 2018 Virtualization & General & Veeam & VeeamOn & BCDR VeeamON is the annual conference for Veeam Customers and Partners. Two and a half days of General Sessions, Keynotes, over 60 breakout sessions, 0069-veeamon_exclusive_blogger Feb 24, 2018 Security & Virtualization & Veeam & VeeamOn & Blogger & Exclusive I’m excited and honored to announce that, I’ve been selected to be one of this years VeeamON Exclusive Bloggers! I plan on doing a lead up to the 0064-road_to_vmware_vmworld_2017 Aug 28, 2017 Virtualization & VMware & VMWorld & LasVegas I live in Las Vegas, which is great, a lot of conferences are held here. I’m also fortunate, as my employer, believes in conferences and training. 0061-my_first_vmware_vexpert Mar 18, 2017 Virtualization & VMware & vExpert I’m honored and excited being a first time vExpert. (1) Thank you to Corey Romero, and the VMware Social Media & Community Team. For those of you 0057-setting_up_vswitch_nating_hyper-v Feb 6, 2017 Virtualization & Network & Hyper-V & vSwitch & NAT Being used to VMware Workstation, where NATing is a few GUI clicks away, I couldn’t find a GUI way of configuring it in Hyper-V. inside local 0056-win_err_2_citrix_command_center Feb 6, 2017 General & Virtualization & Citrix & CommandCenter I got the below error while installing Citrix Command Center 5.2. A quick search of the error, “Windows error 2 occured while loading the Java VM”, 0055-error_3278_how_i_blew_up_my_lab Feb 3, 2017 Virtualization & Hyper-V & Error3278 When powering on virtual machines in my Hyper-V lab, all of them gave Error 3278 failed to change state of the VM. They were working yesterday. All 0053-netscaler_301_class_review Jan 29, 2017 Networks & Security & Virtualization & NetScaler & CNS301 & Training The next leg of my NetScaler journey began the first week of January. I attended in NetScaler Advanced Implementation in class training at the 0052-vmdk_to_vhdx_disk_conversion Jan 29, 2017 Virtualization & VMDK & VHDX & VMware & DiskConverstion & ConvertDisk Why not just use VMware Workstation or ESXi? In this use case it was 50% laziness, as I had just reinstalled the laptop and would need to install 0050-vmware_vmotion Sep 26, 2016 Virtualization & VMware & vMotion & vSphere & Products & Features This post is about the vSphere 6 product feature vMotion. [1] The first time I saw a vMotion between two hosts it was amazing. Not only doing it 0048-vmware_license_entitlement Sep 21, 2016 Virtualization & VMware & Licenses & Entitlements & Licensing & Products [2] The first vSphere 6 product feature I’m posting about is License Entitlement. Meaning what do you get for each license. VMware vSphere is 0049-vsphere_editions Sep 21, 2016 Virtualization & VMware & vSphere & Editions But where to start? You want to deploy VMware vSphere as your virtualization platform but… What edition? What’s an Addon? Do I need a kit? What do 0047-vmware_kb_explained Sep 14, 2016 Virtualization & VMware & KB & KnowledgeBase My next VMware foundation topic is the VMware Knowledge Base[1]. It’s a great online self help resource for finding solutions to your problems. If 0046-remove_unnecessary_hardware_from_vms Sep 9, 2016 Virtualization & VMware Here’s a foundation topic, whose rationale fits in the virtual world just as it did in the physical world. Unnecessary or accessible hardware 0045-what_are_the_vmware_tools Sep 8, 2016 Virtualization & VMware & Tools I’ve been going through the foundation topics and these are my notes on virtual machine tools - VMware Tools. What they are, why you need them, and 0044-vmworld_2016_session_videos Sep 7, 2016 Virtualization & VMworld & VMware & Sessions & Videos VMware has decided to open up the VMworld Session videos to everyone. Previously, only attendees or those that purchased subscriptions were able to 0043-top_vblogs_2016 Sep 6, 2016 Virtualization & Blogs Visit Eric Siebert’s blog vSphere-land.com today! Great posts as well as a wealth of information and resources. Did I mention resources? Ton’s of 0036-e1000vmxnet3 Mar 8, 2016 VMware & VMXnet3 & E1000 & Virtualization Was it a disaster situation? A 0-day? or a data center fire? Nope, not a flashy problem or even a spectacular firestorm. An inadvertent change of a 0033-vca6-dcv_certification_and_free_training Jan 4, 2016 Virtualization & VCA & VMware & VCA6-DCV I have a great news for you. If you’ve looked into VMware certifications previously, then you know there has always been a training course 0032-what_is_virtualization Jan 3, 2016 Virtualization & Hypervisor & Type1 & Type2 & VM & VirtualMachine Virtualization is the abstracting of physical hardware and the ability to assign those resources via software. Prior to virtualization, a single 0022-aws_ec2_snapshots_in_a_snap_with_powershell Jul 8, 2015 Virtualization & Amazon & AWS I needed a process that would give me basic protection in AWS and take snapshots of my EC2 instances as a DR/BR backup process. The EC2 snapshots 0024-aws_workspaces Jul 8, 2015 Virtualization & Amazon & AWS VDI minus the I? Not quite, but could almost be.Depending our your desktop workload, AWS WorkSpaces could be a viable virtual desktop environment. 0023-what_is_aws Jul 8, 2015 Virtualization & Amazon & AWS AWS is Amazon Web Services. They offer a set of products and services that include (1) “compute, storage, database, analytic’s, application, and 0008-citrix_netscaler_ccp-n_exam_1y0-350_study_thoughts Oct 9, 2014 Network & Virtualization & CCP & CCP-N & Citrix & NetScaler I’m a firm believer of hands on labs and exercises. Especially when learning a new topic and when studying exam objectives. Please do not spend 0005-netscaler_vpx_in_vmware_workstation_10 Oct 9, 2014 Virtualization & Network & Citrix & Netscalers & VPX To create a Citrix account for downloading the NetScaler VPX trial software and allocate a license file, click on the My Account link located on the 0002-identifing_unmounting_cds_and_rescanning_the_hbas_with_vmware_powercli Feb 9, 2014 Virtualization & VMware & PowerCLI & PowerShell & ScanHBAs & Unmounting These VMware PowerCLI commands, came in handy a month or so ago. I’d thought I’d share. Credit is given in the links below. What do you do when, you