Admin With Me Live Labs Ep #3 Install Windows Server Core 2019 on ESXI Proliant

Manage a Server Core server

There are a variety of ways to manage a Windows Server Core 2019 installation. The most common that I have seen in industry are Remote Server Administration Tools  and Server Manager. You will pick the tools that work best on your Windows distribution and what you feel most comfortable with. I like the RSAT tools and Server Manager. Remote Desktop Services is the default tool if you are working on a GUI server.

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Admin With Me Live Labs Ep #2 ESXI Unbuntu 16 Server Webmin Install & Fedora 33 Server Cockpit Pre

My focus with the Admin With Me Live Labs is to get into the technology and configure and create environments on the fly and figure things out as I go. You know the saying Google is your friend. Many fellow engineers have seen the issues that you will face and have documented the issue, root cause and fix in some way, some how online, you just have to search for it or find friendly sites like mine where I share the links I find and try to explain when I can. Admin With Me Live Labs is just me configuring my servers and workstations and sharing with you all. I don’t know everything and I am always learning. Lets sharpen out skills together.

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VMware ESXi Stand Alone Wireless Setup on HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Server

The reason that I had to figure this out is when I changed my ISP they located the modem in another room. So my original lab was a a small bedroom in my home, where the cable modem was located. I switched service and got fiber optic and they install their modem in my living room. I work most of the time in a small lab in my kitchen area via wireless AC.

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Batocera Linux Installation Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting

Pick Which Systems To Display In Menu

In order to correct this you will need to navigate to ROMS folder to add or delete games.

\batocera\share\roms

batocera roms

Add ROMs From USB To Hard Drive

You can remote into the share on your network by host-name or IP address on address bar, http:\\192.0.0.0 or host-name. For big games you can copy them to USB flash drive in batches or take disk out of game machine and connect to USB hard drive enclosure on your main computer and use a program like Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software to access the EXT4 hard drive with out corruption.

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Install Ubuntu Server 18 With Cinnamon, KDE Plasma, and XFCE GUI Desktops

Install Desktop to Ubuntu Server 18

You want to run the following:

  1. sudo apt-get update
  2. sudo apt install cinnamon
  3. sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop
  4. sudo apt-get install xfce4

Remove Desktop from Ubuntu 18

  1. sudo apt remove cinnamon
  2. sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon

I prefer KDE Plasma and have XFCE loaded as an alternative. Cinnamon is not working for me. It loads into a black screen and I must reboot to recover. I suggest that you load as many as you wish then remove the ones that dont work or not to your liking.

Resources:

https://phoenixnap.com/kb/how-to-install-a-gui-on-ubuntu

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Install Jenkins on Ubuntu 20

The Ubuntu installation was pretty seamless. Make sure you install Java 8 first, then update Ubuntu 20 and restart. Then visit the Jenkins Debian package site: https://pkg.jenkins.io/debian-stable/ for installation syntax. This Stack Overflow post was very helpful as well: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49937743/install-jenkins-in-ubuntu-18-04-lts-failed-failed-to-start-lsb-start-jenkins-a

If Nautilus file manager is not installed. Do the following: sudo apt install nautilus-admin : https://vitux.com/how-to-open-and-edit-files-and-folders-in-ubuntu-desktop-as-an-administrator/

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Install Jenkins on Windows 10

You must install Java on your system before installing Jenkins. Some of the issue that you may run into while installing Jenkins server on your Windows 10 workstation are the following:

  • Jenkins installation windows 10 service logon credentials
  • Service Jenkins failed to start sufficient privileges windows 10
  • Windows could not start the Jenkins service on local computer
  • Display hidden files Windows 10

The videos covers your Jenkins installation on Windows 10 from start to finish. Lets cover some of the above issues.

Jenkins installation windows 10 service logon credentials

The local security policy must be updated here to allow a user to log on as a service.

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Consolidate Physical Workloads using VMware Converter

  • Installing VMware Converter
  • Convert Physical Workloads using VMware Converter
  • Modify Server Resources During Conversion
  • Create a Copy of Converted Virtual Machine
  • Importing the Virtual Machine into the vCenter Server
  • Interpret and Correct Errors during Conversion
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