Posts tagged #virtualization

Hyper-V Part 3 - Non Domain

This was a bit of a greater challenge than I remember: Connecting Hyper-V manager from a non-domain joined machined to a Hyper-V Host. After a little troubleshooting (manually starting the WinRM service on my client machine) and reading comprehension practice (skipping a step in Microsoft’s documentation), I was able to get it to work well enough to finish the video.

Posted on October 15, 2019 and filed under IT.

Next Installment of the Hyper-V Series

As I made the second video of the series, I realize that I’m creating these for the beginner in mind. While there’s nothing wrong with making content for beginner IT professionals, I can’t help but chuckle a bit at myself as the teacher of beginning musicians takes over. A wise band director once told me once you get to year 4 of 5 of teaching, you’ll never leave the profession. You’ll be teaching in some capacity until the end of your days.

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Posted on October 7, 2019 and filed under IT.

Getting Started with KVM

I always say I’m working on developing sharper skills for the world of Linux administration — and it’s true. All of my training efforts are focused on Linux for the eventual taking of the RHCSA exam. The process is going slowly, and when I ask myself why I’m moving slowly, the answer is two fold: 1. I have other projects going on that take time. 2. My goal isn’t to memorize facts or procedures and try to pass a test.

Item 1 is obvious. Item 2 is a conclusion I’ve come to over the years. While I do study concepts specific to the RHSCA, I am trying to incorporate using them in my home lab, so I can get a feel for using them in an actual Linux administration job. The alternative learning concepts in some kind of vacuum and never seeing how they can be applied to “real” scenarios.

I’m not going to chronicle every step, but as I learn new things, I’m going to take some opportunities to produce tutorial videos about them for the Youtube channel. One such video is below. Now I’ve been using KVM in my lab for a while, but I want to dive a bit deeper into it. For those just starting out with KVM, this tutorial will get you up and running, as well as giving a brief explanation about the “why” involved with the tasks that have to be done.

Posted on June 2, 2019 and filed under IT.

Bare Metal Server? Only Install a Hypervisor!

MangoCon was successful, and last week was super busy: two Peachtree Symphonic Winds concerts. At last, I have time to get back to my RHCSA study as well as back to making videos for YouTube.

Even though virtualized infrastructure is now the norm, no matter what size of business, the question still comes up about what should be installed on the bare-metal of the server. A server OS? A hypervisor? Something else? In my opinion, the answer is “a hypervisor.” In the below video I talk about two reasons why.

Posted on May 20, 2019 and filed under IT.