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VMware vSphere: Active Directory Integration

In the previous post, we looked at Single Sign On (SSO) and its importance in the vSphere architecture. Also, we looked at the fact that SSO can utilize Microsoft’s Active Directory as an identity s ...

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Hyper-V Networking – Virtual Switches

There are three types of virtual switches that may be created in the Virtual Switch Manager. They are External, Internal, and Private. Let’s briefly take a look at the differences between these type ...

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VMware vSphere: vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO)

One of the key parts of administering vSphere infrastructure is being able to assign administrative permissions for vSphere resources. Managing logins and permissions in a VMware vSphere vCenter Serve ...

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Hyper-V Role Installation, Remote Management, and Storage Configuration

Previously, we walked through getting the Windows Server 2016 operating system (OS) installed as a Server Core installation, as well as the initial configuration of the server. Now, let’s take a loo ...

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Windows Server 2016 Core Installation

Since the most powerful enterprise features for Hyper-V are unlocked with the Datacenter edition, this is the version installed for the purposes of these walkthroughs. Before we can dive into Hyper-V, ...

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Windows Server 2016 Licensing

With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has moved to a per-core licensing model instead of socket-based licensing. This includes the following details: All physical cores in the server must be licensed Se ...

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Hyper-V 2016 Editions and System Requirements

Microsoft’s Hyper-V has made huge strides towards becoming a market leader. The latest version, Hyper-V 2016, is the most fully featured and capable product offering in the virtualization arena from ...

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VMware Cluster. HA Configuration

In the previous post, we looked at the first key VMware vSphere cluster technology – DRS. The other key VMware cluster technology is VMware HA or high availability. High Availability or the ability ...

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VMware Cluster. DRS Configuration

In the previous post, we looked at the importance of utilizing the VMware vSphere ESXi cluster to unlock the true potential of what VMware ESXi can do in the enterprise. One of the key advantages with ...

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Configuring a VMware ESXi Cluster

While VMware ESXi is a powerful platform in a standalone host configuration (single ESXi host), the true power, high availability, scalability, resource management, and resiliency of the platform is o ...

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