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Installation is the act of making a computer program program ready for execution. Because the process varies programs often come with a specialized program responsible for doing whatever is needed for their installation. Installation may be part of a larger software deployment process. Cross platform installer builders that produce installers for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux include InstallAnywhere, InstallBuilder and Install4J. Installers for Microsoft Windows include Windows Installer, InstallShield, and Wise Installation Studio; free installer-authoring tools include NSIS, IzPack, Clickteam, InnoSetup, InstallSimple and WiX. Mac OS X includes Installer, and also includes a separate software updating application.

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Python 3 Fundamentals
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Python 3 Fundamentals

This course will teach participants about installing and configuring Python, syntax, importing, statements, types, strings, booleans, files, lists, tuples, comprehensions, functions, and classes.

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Andy's VMware vSphere tip#25: When creating a virtual machine on VMware vSphere, always try to use the VMXNET3 network interface, which will need VMware Tools installing first! The Intel E1000 interface should only be used when installing an OS. Linux distributions often include the VMXNET3 interface by default, but you will find Windows OS does not include the VMXNET3 interface, so when installing a Windows OS, use the E1000 interface to complete the installation, install VMware Tools and then add a new interface VMXNET3, and delete the E1000 interface. Network interfaces are hot plug!

If you would like to discuss this post further please post a question to the VMware Topic area.
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I've inherited an Apple Mac Xserve Cluster:-

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and as these are Xserve 3,1 are on the HCL for ESXi 5.5. Therefore I can legally accept the Apple EULA, and install Apple macOS Virtual Machines on them, because they have an Apple badge (Apple hardware).

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If you do not have an Apple badge on your hardware, you are in breach of the Apple EULA. (Please do not ask me, because this cannot be discussed on Experts Exchange)
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Considering the age of those boxes, are you able to install the latest version of MacOS VM? Or do you have to run some legacy version?

I'd think High Sierra would choke at some point during the install. Or since it's installing within a VM, there is no real hardware dependency at all?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
The CPU in the hosts are 2.9GHz, 8 Core, Intel® Xeon® Processor X5570. with 96GB RAM.

The benefits of virtualisation, is only the CPU in the Host are passed through to the VM, everything else is virtual, storage is based on flash array - so quick.

So as for High Sierra running the latest and greatest, with no issues, in fact, faster than some Mini Macs! (and with the added benefit, we can tweak adding more RAM and Cores to the VM) than what is available in a physical!

However, we do not have the advantage of added CPU instruction sets, after Nehalem, but most Intel instructions are supported, and we are not using encryption to take advantage of latest Intel CPU instructions.

So for servers that went end of life 7-9 years ago, not bad really...
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Andy's VMware vSphere tip#18: Rather than burning your VMware ESXi Hypervisor installation ISO to a CDROM/DVDROM, "burn" it to a USB flash drive, for quicker installation! (and if you execute from RAM even quicker!)

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You can use Rufus or YUMI to do this.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

We actually have a number of flash drives, and USB external hard disks we use for different installations, for different vendor OEM ESXi, e.g. separate devices for Dell, HPE, Lenovo/IBM, and Fujitsu.

and also different releases, e.g. 5.x, 6.x, 7.x!

We also add to these flash drives, on the release of new ESXi versions, and we keep all the legacy versions, just in case there is a need to repair and installation!

HOW TO: Fix the Error loading /s.v00 Fatal error: 33 (Inconsistent data) in the VMware vSphere Hypervisor

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Andy's VMware vSphere tip#14: Deploy the vCenter Appliance (VCSA), it has been debated in VMware circles for many years, whether to use a physical or virtual server to host vCenter Server for Windows, a virtual server is supported by VMware, as a vCenter Server. But now the vCenter Appliance (VCSA) has the same features as vCenter Server for Windows, we think it makes sense to deploy VCSA (which is a virtual appliance), it saves a Windows license, the OS does not have to be patched monthly. Many VMware Admins seem to be put off by using vCenter Server virutally, but vCenter Server is only a management server, if it is not available, Virtual Machines don't just stop! You can still connect directly to each ESXi host and manage a host if need be! There are many benefits to hosting a virtual vCenter Server, Backup and Restore, DR is easier, Higher Availability if using VMware HA, in the event a host fails, all the VMs including vCenter Server (VCSA) will be re-started on a host. There is also vCenter High Availability (HA) - (VCSA-HA).

HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5)

So deploy VCSA today.

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Andy's VMware vSphere tip#6: [InstallationError] [Errno 28] No space left on device - updating from 6.5 U1 to 6.5 U2 (possible other versions as well!)

We were updating HPE Proliant Servers Generation 8 [G8], and it would appear as of writing HPE have still not released a Gen8 ESXi 6.5 U2 Image! So we had to use 6.5 U1 and updated to U2. [Please note always use the OEM version of ESXi for vendor servers, e.g. HPE, Dell, IBM/Lenovo, Fujitsu etc]

This might lead you to this VMware Kb - https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1007638

But it does not appear to be anything to do with space on the device, and when you investigate there is plenty of storage space.

Here's a quick workaround..

 Install the vib manually, see here

1. cd /tmp

2. wget http://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/tools-light/VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-1.47.8285314.vib

3. esxcli software vib install -f -v /tmp/VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-1.47.8285314.vib

Complete 6.5 U2 upgrade as normal.

4. esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20180502001-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

Done...
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Windows 10 Version 1803 is just out in Production. 1.5 Hours left in April, 2018 . I think it is supposed to be named the April 2018 Update and it is still April.

1.5 hour install on my X1 (SSD drive) and so far, so good.

2.0 hour install on my M73 (7200-rpm hard drive). Still working but should be good.

Note: 1.75 hours actual install on my M73 and it is now running V1803

The wait is over.

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My Recent Experiences with Linux!

As a staunch Windows OS supporter, it's been quite a few years since I've installed a Linux distro for myself to experiment with. Why? The installation process (at the time I experimented last time) was complicated and frustrating, as was just using Linux itself.

So, after reading a few questions and comments here and there, I decided it was time to give it another shot. I first downloaded and set up an Ubuntu Studio ISO in an Oracle VM Virtualbox VM. I was suitably impressed with both the installation and relative (and intuitive) ease of use.

Encouraged by that result, I decided to try another Linux distro called ChaletOS which claimed it would give newbies like me an easier transition to Linux by giving me a familiar GUI interface to Windows 7. Again, I wasn't disappointed. Linux distros have indeed come a long way since I last experimented.

Installation was an absolute breeze and puts both Windows 7 and Windows 10 installers to shame! Ease of use? Fantastic, especially with the ChaletOS build. I think I'm starting to understand why Linux tends to have such a 'cult' type following.

I've still got a lot to learn and experiment with, but my first impressions are nothing but positive. If you're in a similar position to me, I'd encourage you to give Linux another try. By setting up in a Virtual Machine, you have nothing to lose and potentially, much to gain.

Cheers...

Andrew
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by:John
Interesting discussion. I always encourage people to use what they like. Businesses tend to adopt Windows and I have businesses with that.
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by:noci
Some businesses do, other use other software that requires yet other systems.
My daily bread comes from running OpenVMS environments.( 99.999+ uptime requirement RTO = 15minutes max total per year planned or unplanned).  Quite different specs. And some Unix clusters almost the same requirements, slightly more relaxes max 1 hour of outage a year, that predict arrival times of busses & light rail trains at  (~60,000) stops with a continous update from vehicles. with announcements on each stop for the next 3 vehicles.
(and about 6 stops ahead of a vehicle).   Somehow windows is not even considered to be remotely an option for those environments.
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CompTIA Cloud+
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CompTIA Cloud+

The CompTIA Cloud+ Basic training course will teach you about cloud concepts and models, data storage, networking, and network infrastructure.

Had a inserting experience, did a clean windows install on a new hard drive and all network drivers were missing after installation, I download the drivers from the manufactures website [intel] but I got an error that no network card was detected. I tried my luck with re installing windows, in windows 10 it’s very easy, in settings/update & security/recovery/reset this PC/get started, I selected it should clean everything and do a fresh install. I did not need any media to do the re install, this time the installation was completed perfect with all drivers.
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Charter has upgraded their Internet speed from 60MB/s to 100MB/s recently for residential customers. I subscribe to the Internet-only service from them.

I contacted them recently via their chatline and they switched me from 60 to 100 at no cost. It literally took about 5 minutes over their live-chat system. Here's the log, just so I can come back to it in case they raise my price later :)

Dennis H: Thank you for contacting Spectrum. This is Dennis H. How may I assist you?
Dennis H: Thank you for providing me the opportunity to help you today.
Just so you are aware, this chat is encrypted for your privacy and protection.
Certain information like ZIP Code or phone numbers may show as '####' for you, but we see them.
How can I help?
lucas bishop: Hi Dennis, I currently have an account at Charter:
lucas bishop: Account Number: ################
lucas bishop: I see you are advertising Internet service starting at 100Mbps. Is that something I get by default? Or is it something I have to pay for an upgrade too?
Dennis H: Thank you very much, lucas. Please bear with me just a moment while I pull up some information for you.
lucas bishop: ok
Dennis H: Upon further review of your account, In order to upgrade to Spectrum Internet services, I would need to transition your account over to one of our newer packages so that your account is compatible for voice services. Your speed would increase from 60mbps to 100 mbps. This will change your monthly rate from $64.99 to $64.99. 

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I didn't have to do anything to get it :)

That's only if you believe, not doing anything is not doing something.
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We have a HP ML310 Gen8 V2 that had Server 2012 Essentials (not R2). We are trying to rebuild the server to Hyper-V core 2016.

Once 2016 core has been installed and we create the VM, mount the Server 2012 Essentials ISO we press any key to boot into the CD/DVD afterwards when we are presented with the Server installation screen (language/product key etc). the mouse works fine, however the keyboard doesn't.

We have tried enabling the guest services, reinstalled with Server 2012 R2 core instead of 2016 with the same issue. If we try another ISO such as Server 2016/Windows 10 on the VM it works perfectly fine. So I assumed it was the Server 2012 Essentials media, so we obtained some more with the same issues.

If we boot directly to the Server 2012 Essentials DVD doing a physical install, everything works as normal, however we would like to virtualise this server. We also had to disable VT-D in the bios in order for it to boot the 2016 Core as per https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/ML310e-Gen8-V2-with-Server-2016-Hyper-V/td-p/6912878
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Could you post as a Question, you may get better response, than as a post!
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Hi friends, My name is SERGE
I have a little worry. This concerns the installation of zimbra messaging under SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER ...
I would like you to give the manual and the controls so that I can install it artificially ...
thank you in advance .
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by:Brian B
Hi Serge. This entry you have made is a POST. In order to get an answer from the Experts, you should probably make it a QUESTION. Use the "Ask a question" button above or this link: https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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Dear Experts,

I'm about to install Oracle Weblogic Server for the first time, I'm looking for your recommendation before strating the implementation even if on the OS level if you have any concerns please inform me so I can finish the job perfectly as my company will depend on me to finish it, I'll use subscribed RHEL v6.8 on HP proliant DL580 G7
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by:MOHD HOSNI
Thanks Brian B for your notice, I already did that earlier but actually this is the first time to use the app and I already got it.
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Great.
FYI: For those who can help with the question, please go here: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29058716/Oracle-Weblogic-on-RHEL.html
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We have a chronic issue with our Exchange Server 2013 environment. Currently, our environment consists of a single Exchange Server. After installing the latest Windows Server 2012 r2 security rollup, the Microsoft Exchange Replication Service stopped working and the Exchange DB changed to an unmounted service. We were finally able to restore operation of the Exchange Server by recovering the DB and remounting. We found out post rollup, from Microsoft support, that there was an issue with .NET 4.7 Framework installation which was included in the latest rollup and was not fully tested on the version of Exchange that we are currently operating. We were able to successfully roll back from the update. However, there is an ongoing issue with the Microsoft Exchange Replication service, wherein it crashes and does not restart. When the service is not running, it causes issues with OWA, ActiveSync and Mailobox Transport. All incoming messages remain in the SMTP queue and are not delivered. Once the Mailbox Exchange Replication service has been restarted, Exchange operation appears to return to normal and Mail flow resumes. One of the directly related error messages posted in the Application Event log is below:

Faulting application name: msexchangerepl.exe, version: 15.0.1320.0, time stamp: 0x58fe8372
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.18666, time stamp: 0x58f33794
Exception code: 0xe0434352
Fault offset: 0x00000000000095fc
Faulting process id: 0x76bc
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by:Justin Flowers
Thank you, Brian! Much appreciated!!!!
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Hello,
I am using the RAID-1 configuration for my HDD . Before starting the Windows installation i have set the RAID in BIOS .
then go to CTRL+I and create the raid for my HDD and console was showing NORMAL ( GREEN)
STEP 2 : Now when i start the windows installation , the Windows need the raid driver for detecting my HDD . i provide it and HDD detected . The Windows installation starts . ..

Now When the installation reached the last STEP of WIndows 7 installation : " COMPLETE INSTALLATION STEP"

and the System Restart . I see one problem ..

The RAID HDD status changes from NORMAL to INITIALIZE MODE . so can any one answer actually i want the HDD to be in NORMAL Mode only . please suggest is this normal ?
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Disable Automatic Reboot After Updates Installation

I want to inform you that Windows 10 and 2016 receives updates very often. About once a week it gets important fixes and patches requiring a system reboot to be installed. By default Windows 10 and 2016 is configured to reboot automatically for the installation of important updates. But this can cause inconveniences to you.

However, you can disable automatic reboot after updates installation via Windows Update settings, TaskScheduler, Group Policy and Registry Editor.

  • How to turn off auto-reboot in Settings App

This method allows you to choose time when you don’t want your PC to be rebooted in any case. But nevertheless your PC will be able to reboot to install updates when active hours end.

      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Click on Update and security.
      3. Click on Active Hours and specify when you don’t want your PC to reboot.
      4. If the restart has already been planned, you can also click on Restart Options and modify the restart time and postpone updates installation.

  • How to disable off automatic reboot using the Task Scheduler

One more way to disable auto-restart after installing updates is to disable the task in the Task Scheduler:

      1. Launch the Task Scheduler.
      2. Go to Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows/Update Orchestrator.
      3. Right-click on the task named Reboot.
      4. Select Disable.

  • How to disable automatic restart for installation of updates using the Group Policy
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Installation

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Installation is the act of making a computer program program ready for execution. Because the process varies programs often come with a specialized program responsible for doing whatever is needed for their installation. Installation may be part of a larger software deployment process. Cross platform installer builders that produce installers for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux include InstallAnywhere, InstallBuilder and Install4J. Installers for Microsoft Windows include Windows Installer, InstallShield, and Wise Installation Studio; free installer-authoring tools include NSIS, IzPack, Clickteam, InnoSetup, InstallSimple and WiX. Mac OS X includes Installer, and also includes a separate software updating application.