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Install Windows Server 2016 Step by Step

There may come a time that you may need to install Windows Server 2016. Here I will provide a high-level step by step on this installation process. Requirements: Windows Server 2016 Installation media (DVD, USB flash, WDS, etc.) Installation Target (Computer, Server, Virtual Machine) Keyboard (Mouse is optional) Video Example of Installation: [youtube id=”r71sJcLqCEQ” width=”600″ […]

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My VMware Certification Experience

I recently received my VCP6-DCV Certification from VMware by Passing the 2V0-621 Proctored Exam with Pearson VUE. The Journey For many years I have used VMware products. I distinctly recall getting my hands on VMware Workstation back in 2001, and it was truly an amazing tool. I could emulate Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, QNX, and even a […]

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Proxmox – Unable to delete KVM Virtual Machine

First time administrating a proxmox system (no RTFM for me) when I ran into an issue of being unable to delete a virtual machine.  The issue itself may have been caused by me removing the storage before deleting the virtual machine. The error message: TASK ERROR: storage ‘proxmoxHDD’ does not exists I attempted using the qm […]


Boot a VMware Virtual Machine from a USB Drive

This has been one of the features that never seem to have made it to VMware products such as Player and Workstation; The ability to boot from USB. Well with some 3rd party magic this is possible Using Plop Boot Manager all you need to do is boot from the provided floppy image or CD […]

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Importing Virtual Machine Templates: vCenter

Note: In most cases, only system administrators can import virtual machines from vCenter To import a virtual machine template from vCenter In the left pane, select VM Templates. Click Import VM Template. Type a name. (Optional) Type a description. Select vCenter and select a virtual machine that is not managed by Lab Manager. Click Next. […]