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Virtualization is the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardwa...

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Aaron TomoskyDirector, SD-WAN Solutions

Applications are moving to the cloud, edge networking is becoming virtualized, everything as a service.

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VMware

HOW TO: What is a VMware vExpert?

HOW TO: What is a VMware vExpert? Do you share your VMware Knowlege at Experts Exchange? Do you go beyond your day job to help other VMware users at Experts Exchange? Thought about Applying to become a VMware vExpert?
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Open Virtual Machine Tools

HOW TO: Install open-vm-tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install Open Virtual Machine Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop edition installed.
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VMware Tools

HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop edition installed.
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Ubuntu 20.0.4 LTS

HOW TO: Create your first Linux Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Linux Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, the Linux Distribution we will install is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop Edition.
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VMware Tools

HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2019 installed.
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Windows Server 2019

HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2019.
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VMware vSphere 7.0

HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 7.0 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 7.0 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
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HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0)

In this step by step tutorial with screenshots, we will show you HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0). This is important if you need to enable SSH remote access for additional troubleshooting of the ESXi host.
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vSphere Hypervisor Datastore

HOW TO: Upload an ISO image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) using the vSphere Host Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.

HOW TO: Upload an ISO image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) using the vSphere Host Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct. It's a good idea to compare checksums because many installations fail because of a corrupt iso image.
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Infrarecorder

HOW TO: Create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0)

This article will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0). It's a good idea to compare checksums because many installations fail because of a corrupt iso image.
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Why Every IT Professional Should Be on Experts Exchange

2020-05-12
I discuss my journey and personal achievements on Experts Exchange, while explaining the professional and educational benefits I have experienced as a Certified Expert. I have seen people of all skill levels find value on EE, whether it’s from submitting questions or teaching others.
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HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 7.0

HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 7.0, and perform a simple configuration task of adding a new VMFS 6 datastore.
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Alberta Bighorn Country

Remote Desktop Services (RDS): Setup Guide & Best Practices

2020-05-04
Remote Desktop Services setup guide for physical and/or virtual deployment. We've been building RDS environments in both all-in-one and TS/.RD Farm mode on Terminal Services and then Remote Desktop Services with RD Gateway in Server 2008. What follows are some of the key takeaways. Enjoy!
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Screenshot of Hyper-V Settings

Using Bitlocker to encrypt virtual machines

2020-05-01
This is another small article in my Bitlocker article series. It is about encrypting virtual machines. The scenario that I am securing the VM against, is that an attacker has physical access to the host and is trying to read out the virtual hard drive of the guest systems.
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VMware Hypervisor ESXi 7.0.0 Installer

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0)

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Hypervisor Installation. Please check the Hardware Compatibility list before installation.
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Why the Corona pandemic is also becoming an IT security challenge

Why the Corona pandemic is also becoming an IT security challenge

2020-03-14
In this short article, I am trying to point out, what needs to be considered in order to stay secure, before trying to keep the company operable.
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Monitoring Hyper-V and Hyper-V Replica

2020-01-31
A simple method for monitoring your Hyper-V servers and Replication Status
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Print Server Deployment, Remote Desktop Services Print, and Troubleshooting

2020-01-30
Client's print spooler going offline and online and offline again? Just upgraded your Print Server to a new Windows OS? Then this article is for you!
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Use VBScript to Silently Remove Empty Folders

2020-01-182
This code will silently delete all empty folders in the given start folder using VBScript.
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HOW TO: Update VMware ESXi 6.7 GA to ESXi 6.7U3(a) direct from VMware.

Make sure your ESXi server is up to date with the current firmware with - 2 Easy steps to upgrade VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.7 GA (ESXi 6.7 GA) to 6.7u3(a) Build 15018017, by downloading and applying the update directly from VMware.

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