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How To Install VMware PowerCLI Module using Powershell – Online Method

To use VMware PowerCLI you need to first install/enable the modules on your client computer. The steps provided below are of steps that I have frequently taken to install on my Windows 10 client machines.

Install VMware PowerCLI Module From PC With Internet Connection
From a Windows 10 client with an internet connection open powershell (as an administrator) and issue the following commands:

  • Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
  • Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
  • Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser
  • Get-Command -Module VMWare

Once we have the module successfully imported I issue a command to disable the prompt to join VMware’s Customer Experience Improvement Program (“CEIP”) and so it ignores the certificate warning.

Command Issued:

  • Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
  • Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser
  • Get-Command -Module VMWare

Food for thought, Ending 2018 with this in mind

With less than 48 hours left in the year 2018, I have a simple and meaningful message to you, my friends and family.

*shared post w/ modifications* below – Original Credit: Tamara Horsey

If you take a piece of rotten fruit and place it beside perfectly good fruit…What eventually happens is the mold from the rotten fruit spreads over to the good fruit and both end up in bad condition.

The mold from the rotten fruit spreads over to the good fruit and both end up in bad condition. Simular things happen when you surround yourself with people who do not build you up. You become just like them…

My advice to you, is some given to me a long time ago., and that is to Surround Yourself With Good People: It’s important to note that “good” does not mean similar. Too much of the same thing can inhibit growth.
You should aim to have diversity in the relationships with others.

Lastly, surround yourself with people that will inspire you to be a better person, provide you with motivation to achieve your goals, empower you to make the changes you need to succeed and cheer on your success.

Happy New Year –

Codename 19H1: The Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview

The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, Codename 19H1, Version 1903, Build 10.0.18305 (also called Windows 10 19H1, Windows 10 18305, Windows 10 1903) is available for free download, upgrade, and manual offline installation through bootable DVD or USB flash drive on Windows-powered computers and laptops for testing and experimenting.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Editions:

Free Windows 10 ISO Preview Files are available in eight editions having different features and functions. Below is the list of all Windows 10 Preview Editions ISO Files currently available from Microsoft’s website officially and legally.

  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Pro ISO (Professional)
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Home ISO
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Home Single Language ISO
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Education ISO
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Enterprise ISO
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Home China ISO
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview IoT Core ISO
  • Windows Server Insider Preview ISO

How to Update Windows 10 to Latest Preview Builds Versions?

Windows 10 users can participate in Windows Insider Program while working on original Windows 10 OS already activated with genuine product key issued from Microsoft. You can Free Upgrade Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds without losing data and files of your operating system. Just follow the below steps;

Step 1: Go to PC “Settings” directory through the Start Menu or Notification Panel.

Step 2: Go to the “Update and Security” section.

Step 3: On the left sidebar, Click on “Windows Insider Program” and press button “Get Started”.

Step 4: Change the setting from “Slow Ring” to “Fast Ring” or to “Skip Ahead” to Get Free Insider Preview Builds.

Step 5: Click on the button “Check Now” and then Press the button “Download Now” to start downloading the latest preview updates.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Activation Key:

Windows users can enter the Genuine Activation Key of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 to Activate Windows 10 Insider Preview. Windows 10 Preview will be expired as soon as the new preview builds released by Microsoft, so you should keep updating your operating system with new builds and versions on regular basis, or you can remove/uninstall/reinstall Windows 10 Preview version to further extend the time period of product expiry.

How to Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO Files via Direct Official Links?

Microsoft itself is promoting insider preview program by sharing the Official Download Links of Windows 10 Preview ISO 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Windows 10 users can free download ISO files from the Microsoft website.

Merry Christmas 2018

To all my friends, and family from all over the world and walks of life. I wish you a very Merry Christmas. There is no better a gift than the one we already share in friendship.

May God bless you and all those you love.

With Warm Regards,
Jermal

vSphere 6.7 Configuration Maximums ESXi 6.7

VMware has updated some of the previous ESXi 6.5 maximums in the release of ESXi 6.7. Most of the usual CPU and memory specifications have stayed the same, but other changes are listed below.

For Example: Fault Tolerant VMs get another upgrade and can be now bumped to 8 vCPUs.

Virtual Machine Maximums 6.5 6.7
Persistent Memory – NVDIMM controllers per VM N/A 1
Persistent Memory – Non-volatile memory per virtual machine N/A 1024GB
Storage Virtual Adapters and Devices – Virtual SCSI targets per virtual SCSI adapter 15 64
Storage Virtual Adapters and Devices – Virtual SCSI targets per virtual machine 60 256
Networking Virtual Devices – Virtual RDMA Adapters per Virtual Machine N/A 1
ESXi Host Maximums 6.5 6.7
Fault Tolerance maximums – Virtual CPUs per virtual machine 4 8
Fault Tolerance maximums – RAM per FT VM 64GB 128GB
Host CPU maximums – Logical CPUs per host 576 768
ESXi Host Persistent Memory Maximums – Maximum Non-volatile memory per host N/A 1TB
ESXi Host Memory Maximums – Maximum RAM per host 12TB 16TB
Fibre Channel – Number of total paths on a server 2048 4096
Common VMFS – Volumes per host 512 1024
iSCSI Physical – LUNs per server 512 1024
iSCSI Physical – Number of total paths on a server 2048 4096
Fibre Channel – LUNs per host 512 1024
Virtual Volumes – Number of PEs per host 256 512