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How to Create a Hyper-V VM Using PowerShell

One of the powerful built-in features of Hyper-V is being able to utilize PowerShell for its management operations. Among the many things that we can do with PowerShell in Hyper-V is create virtual ma ...

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How to Configure a vSAN Cluster

In the previous post, we’ve compared shared storage approaches. Now we’ll take a closer look at how to configure vSAN cluster. Host Requirements At least three hosts contributing local disks. Each ...

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How to Copy an ISO file to Hyper-V Host

One of the seemingly trivial but equally important tasks we need to think about when creating a new virtual machine in Hyper-V is installing an operating system. Generally, this is done by mounting an ...

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Comparing Shared Storage Approaches for VMware vCenter Cluster

The common technique for increasing redundancy, high availability, and load efficiency for a vSphere environment is to arrange ESXi hosts into vCenter cluster. One of the most important requirements f ...

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How to Create a Fixed-Size Hard Disk for a Hyper-V VM

In the previous post, we took a look at creating a virtual machine in Hyper-V and the various settings and considerations for choosing options for our new virtual machine. One of the topics mentioned ...

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VMware vSphere Roles and Permissions

The assigning of VMware vSphere permissions in vCenter is tied to the role a user is paired to. A role is a predefined set of privileges. There are default roles that are already created within vCente ...

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Creating and Configuring VMs in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

In the previous posts, we walked through the initial configuration of our Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V server. This included installation, administration, storage settings, network configuration, and r ...

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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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