Planning for the New Windows Server Cadence

Data Center Knowledge

The next version of Windows Server will let you run Linux containers using Hyper-V isolation (and connect to them with bash scripts), encrypt network segments on software-defined networks and deploy the Host Guardian Service as a Shielded VM rather than needing a three-node physical cluster. Hardware Microsoft

Using Chef Habitat to Migrate Legacy Windows Applications

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In this bog post we will discuss Using Chef Habitat to Migrate Legacy Windows Applications to a Modern Secure Platform. For instance, Windows Server 2016 and 2019 along with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and later. VMs need to be running Windows Server 2016 with a minimum of 4GB of RAM.

Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10

CanITPro

Virtualization provides a plethora of solutions from making the most of an organization’s hardware investment to running specific applications in other OS offerings. Windows 8 was the first Windows client operating system to include hardware virtualization.(

What’s Free at Linux Academy — May 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Linux Study Group in May. Linux Academy Community Edition free

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — May 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Linux Study Group in May. Linux Academy Community Edition free

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Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

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Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription , suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.(

Step-by-Step: Spin-up a Windows Server 2012 R2 Lab in the Cloud - Faster than you can download the bits!

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Using the 5 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription , suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.(

The Linux Migration: Other Users’ Stories, Part 1

Scott Lowe

Shortly after I announced my intention to migrate to Linux as my primary desktop OS , a number of other folks contacted me and said they had made the same choice or they had been encouraged by my decision to also try it themselves. It seems that there is a fair amount of pent-up interest—at least in the IT community—to embrace Linux as a primary desktop OS. Q: Why did you switch to Linux? I was a heavy Windows user due to corporate requirements. Linux Windows Ubuntu

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Key Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud Scenarios: Coming to a City Near YOU!

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With Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. Azure Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud You CAN have the best of both worlds!

The Linux Migration: Other Users’ Stories, Part 2

Scott Lowe

This post is part of a series of posts sharing the stories of other users who have decided to migrate to Linux as their primary desktop OS. Each person’s migration (and their accompanying story) is unique; some people have embraced Linux only on their home computer; others are using it at work as well. Q: Why did you switch to Linux? In short, I’ve always been at least a part-time Linux desktop user and a heavy RHEL server user. My main work machine is Windows.

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The Linux Migration: April 2017 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

In December 2016, I kicked off a migration to Linux (from OS X) as my primary laptop OS. In the nearly 4 months since the initial progress report , I’ve published a series of articles providing updates on things like which Linux distribution I selected, how I’m handling running VMs on my Linux laptop, and integration with corporate collaboration systems ( here , here , and here ). Linux Distribution. Hardware. I’m using Enpass on my OS X, Linux, and iOS devices.

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The Linux Migration: Initial Progress Report

Scott Lowe

As a result, I’ve stepped up my work on a Linux migration, and I’m happy to report that I’ve made some progress. Linux Distribution. I’ve looked at a fair number of Linux distributions. I also went back and looked again at Ubuntu derivatives like Linux Mint. Hardware support: Given that I’m a current OS X user, it’s quite likely that I’ll press Apple hardware into service first. Linux CLI Ubuntu Macintosh Fedora

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The Linux Migration: July 2017 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

I’m now roughly six months into using Linux as my primary laptop OS, and it’s been a few months since my last progress report. If you’re just now picking up this thread, I encourage you to go back and read my initial progress report , see which Linux distribution I selected, or check how I chose to handle corporate collaboration (see here , here , and here ). I’m still using the Dell Latitude E7370, which continues—from a hardware perspective—to perform admirably.

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The Linux Migration: July 2017 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

I’m now roughly six months into using Linux as my primary laptop OS, and it’s been a few months since my last progress report. If you’re just now picking up this thread, I encourage you to go back and read my initial progress report , see which Linux distribution I selected, or check how I chose to handle corporate collaboration (see here , here , and here ). I’m still using the Dell Latitude E7370, which continues—from a hardware perspective—to perform admirably.

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Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Windows 8 App Dev Lab in the.

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Be an Early Expert on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8. Windows 8. Windows Azure. Windows Server 2012. Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Windows 8 App Dev Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Windows 8 App Dev Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Configure Windows Server 2012 for Windows 8 App Development. Sign in.

The Linux Migration: Other Users’ Stories, Part 4

Scott Lowe

This post is part of a series of posts sharing other users’ stories about their migration to Linux as their primary desktop OS. As I mentioned in part 1 of the series , there seemed to be quite a bit of pent-up interest in using Linux as your primary desktop OS. This time around I’ll share with you some information from Ajay Chenampara about his Linux migration. Q: Why did you switch to Linux? Q: What hardware are you using with Linux?

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The Linux Migration: July 2017 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

I’m now roughly six months into using Linux as my primary laptop OS, and it’s been a few months since my last progress report. If you’re just now picking up this thread, I encourage you to go back and read my initial progress report , see which Linux distribution I selected, or check how I chose to handle corporate collaboration (see here , here , and here ). VM performance for my corporate Windows 10 image is a bit less than desirable.

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Weekly Update 4/22/2019

Linux Academy

Linux. As we promised, this week is all about Linux. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Prep Course is ready for you to dive into and learn everything you’ll need to know for the Redhat Certified Architect certification exam.

Wireless Security | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

To summarize, WPA3 improved security and the process of forklift-upgrading existing hardware — software updates are available as long as the vendor supports the hardware. The post Wireless Security | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure appeared first on Linux Academy Blog.

Technology Short Take #84

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Here’s an interesting article on the role that virtualization is playing in the network functions virtualization (NFV) space now that ARM hardware is growing increasingly powerful. Aside from a Windows VM I maintain for the occasional thing I can’t do effectively on Linux or OS X, I haven’t worked with Windows in any significant capacity in quite a while. This other post by Cody on automated Windows 10 post-install may also be useful.

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Technology Short Take #84

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Here’s an interesting article on the role that virtualization is playing in the network functions virtualization (NFV) space now that ARM hardware is growing increasingly powerful. Aside from a Windows VM I maintain for the occasional thing I can’t do effectively on Linux or OS X, I haven’t worked with Windows in any significant capacity in quite a while. This other post by Cody on automated Windows 10 post-install may also be useful.

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Technology Short Take #81

Scott Lowe

Here’s a handy list of deprecated Linux network commands and their replacements. Servers/Hardware. Konstantin Ryabitsev has a series going on securing a SysAdmin Linux workstation. Part 1 covers how to choose a Linux distribution, and part 2 discusses some security tips for installing Linux on your SysAdmin workstation. Ben Armstrong shows you how to use PowerShell to give your Windows server a proper fully-qualified domain name.

Technology Short Take #79

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Here’s a walkthrough to install Arch Linux on VirtualBox. Thinking of virtualizing Linux on Hyper-V? Then you may find this list of tips for Linux performance on Hyper-V to be useful. Microsoft recently added an overlay network driver with support for Docker in Windows 10; check out this Microsoft blog post for more information. Welcome to Technology Short Take #79! There’s lots of interesting links for you this time around. Networking.

Technology Short Take #67

Scott Lowe

Jason Messer has an article describing how networking works with Windows containers. Servers/Hardware. Intel clearly has its sights set on expanding beyond just “servers” into many more platforms, including network hardware platforms. Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization VMware NSX OpenStack Windows Docker vSphere Macintosh Linux VSAN HyperV CiscoWelcome to Technology Short Take #67.

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Technology Short Take #71

Scott Lowe

Dmitri Kalintsev is back with another article in a series of articles on using hardware VXLAN tunnel endpoints (VTEPs) with VMware NSX. Servers/Hardware. This blog post on shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016 is a bit light on details, but the embedded video may be more informative (I didn’t watch it). Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host (how’s that for a mouthful?) Welcome to Technology Short Take #71!

Technology Short Take #68

Scott Lowe

If you like geeking out over the hardware side of networking, you may find this Ars Technica article on the physical infrastructure of the global Internet to be an interesting read. (I Servers/Hardware. This is a highly technical article on scheduling in the Linux kernel , but it’s well worth reading. It’s not uncommon for folks to use a tool like VirtualBox to run Linux VMs on which they run/test/develop Docker containers.

Technology Short Take #66

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Nick Janetakis discusses some of the differences it’s made for some of his Docker images to switch to using Alpine Linux as the base (instead of the more common Ubuntu or Debian base images). So, it’s pretty cool that you’ll be able to run Windows-based containers (via Docker) on Windows Server 2016; here’s an article that discusses using Packer and Vagrant to try it out yourself. Welcome to Technology Short Take #66!

Best Laptops Under $200 in 2016-2017

Galido

Today you can get a $200 laptop and get useful functions and hardware like an HD display, Windows 10, HDMI port, a decent hard drive, and sometimes even touch screen. Here are some of our favorite full Windows 10 machines (compatible with Linux) for 2016-2017.

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Why I plan on using the new Windows Home.

Sean Daniel

Why I plan on using the new Windows Home Server 2011. I’m sure you have heard by now, that the Release Candidate of the new Windows Home Server 2011 is available for download. The Windows Home Server 2011 SDK (still in beta) is HUGE compared to the v1 product. Windows 7. (47).

Technology Short Take #44

Scott Lowe

As described in this Metacloud blog post , vxfld is designed to “handle VXLAN traffic from any operationg system or hardware platform that adheres to the IETF Internet-Draft for VXLAN” Nir Yechiel recently posted part 1 of a discussion on the need for network overlays. Servers/Hardware. Mike Foley has a blog post on how to go from zero to Windows domain controller in only 4 reboots. Running Hyper-V with Linux VMs?

Technology Short Take #83

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Here’s a quick post on nftables , the (eventual) Linux replacement for iptables. Unfortunately, if you were the owner of a Logitech device, you had to boot into Windows just to update the firmware—until now. Check out this blog on work done to bring firmware updates into the land of Linux. Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization Ansible Automation StackStorm Salt NSX VMware Linux OpenStack Docker Git

Technology Short Take #83

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Here’s a quick post on nftables , the (eventual) Linux replacement for iptables. Unfortunately, if you were the owner of a Logitech device, you had to boot into Windows just to update the firmware—until now. Check out this blog on work done to bring firmware updates into the land of Linux. Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization Ansible Automation StackStorm Salt NSX VMware Linux OpenStack Docker Git

Technology Short Take #76

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Stay tuned for a quick review of the hardware once it arrives. Although Rowan doesn’t specifically mention it, this command relies on tools like tr , sort , and uniq , so I’m guessing it will only work on OS X/Linux/*BSD systems. It’s probably confirmation bias, but now that I’ve decided to step up my efforts to migrate from OS X to Linux (see this post ) I noticed this post by Nicolas about moving from OS X to Ubuntu.

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Windows Multi Point 2011 and How it Fits.

Sean Daniel

Windows Multi Point 2011 and How it Fits into Your Small Business. I’ve even seen old useless Linux based laptops, that have support for RDP be instantly turned into a powerful Windows 7 workstation. Windows 7. (47). Windows 8. (4). Windows Live Services. (16).

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Technology Short Take #46

Scott Lowe

It was good to read this post on Cumulus Linux first impressions by Jeremy Stretch. I’m a fan of Cumulus, but I’m admittedly a Linux guy (see here ) so you might say I’m a bit biased. Jeremy is a “hard-core” networking professional, and so hearing his feedback on Cumulus Linux was, in my opinion, useful. I like that Jeremy was completely honest: “I’m not going to lie: Cumulus Linux was not immediately appealing to me.”