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

Install RSAT on Windows 10 1809

Recently updated to Windows 10, version 1809, removed the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) that were previously installed.  This is common with such updates, however, this time around I was unable to reinstall the tools.  After much digging, I discovered that this is because Microsoft has made the RSAT tools a part of the “Features on Demand” in Windows 10.

Features on Demand (FODs) are Windows feature packages that can be added at any time.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/features-on-demand-v2–capabilities

More info on Windows Features on Demand: https://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/definition/Microsoft-Windows-Features-on-Demand

To install RSAT on Windows 10 version 1809, open an elevated Command or PowerShell and run the following DISM command:

DISM.exe /Online /add-capability /CapabilityName:Rsat.ActiveDirectory.DS-LDS.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.BitLocker.Recovery.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.CertificateServices.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.DHCP.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.Dns.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.FailoverCluster.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.FileServices.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.GroupPolicy.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.IPAM.Client.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.LLDP.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.NetworkController.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.NetworkLoadBalancing.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.RemoteAccess.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.RemoteDesktop.Services.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.ServerManager.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.Shielded.VM.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.StorageReplica.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.VolumeActivation.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.WSUS.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.StorageMigrationService.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0 /CapabilityName:Rsat.SystemInsights.Management.Tools~~~~0.0.1.0

 

Once the install has completed you will notice the tools installed again under ‘Windows Administrative Tools’.

 

Here are links to additional info:

 

Veeam, vSphere 6.5, Restore job failed Error: A specified parameter was not correct: spec.vmProfile

Just a tech short on how to get past the following error: Restore job failed Error: A specified parameter was not correct: spec.vmProfile. This was encountered when testing backups via the Veeam console

This error could also be seen in vCenter

 

After some digging around I was able to get a better understanding of why it was occurring. Each time this failure would occur I would see a message “Failed to set story profile VM Encryption Policy …

But I am not using encryption policies!

This is new in vSphere 6.5 and allows for the encryption of storage where the VM would reside.
To work around this I needed to browse my datastore tree for the intended datastore rather than searching by name; What I had been previously doing.

You may see this as ‘Default policy’ container.  Select the datastore and continue as normal and you should have a successful restore.

Best of luck to you.