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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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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”, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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