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How to Install ESXi FREE Web Client Interface HTML5

VMware labs has released new tool to manage ESXi host via web client without the need of vCenter server.This version of the ESXi Embedded Host Client is written purely in HTML and JavaScript, and is served directly from your ESXi host and should perform much better than any of the existing solutions. Please note that the Host Client cannot be used to manage vCenter. Currently, the client is in its development phase, but we are releasing this Fling to elicit early feedback from our users to help guide the development and user experience that we are creating.

What The ESXi Web client can do?

  • VM operations (Power on, off, reset, suspend, etc).
  • Creating a new VM, from scratch or from OVF/OVA (limited OVA support)
  • Configuring NTP on a host
  • Displaying summaries, events, tasks and notifications/alerts
  • Providing a console to VMs
  • Configuring host networking
  • Configuring host advanced settings
  • Configuring host services
Steps to install Web Interface client,
 
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    SSH to the ESXi host and Install the VIB,
    esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/Datastore-Path/esxui-2976804.vib
 
  • After successful installation navigate to the new client – https://ESXi-hostname/ui  and Log in with your host username and password.

Web client interface is cool and you can do all host related task, such as adding new VM, Power ON, Power OFF, Performance graphs, start/stop ESXi services such as SSH and ESXi Shell.
 
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(Guide) How to Show My Computer Icon on Desktop in Windows 10 & 8.1

Everyone prefers to have My Computer icon on the desktop, as its easy to access contents of the My Computer. But latest versions of Windows such as Windows 7 , 8, 8.1 and 10 does not it by default anymore. So if someone wants My Desktop icon on Desktop has to use below instructions,

"My Computer" Icon on Windows 10 Desktop

To add Computer, Recycle Bin, Control Panel, or your User folder icon to the desktop, Right Click on Desktop and select "Personalize" option

 
Now select "Themes" option which is on the left-hand side, and then select "Desktop icon settings" under the “Related Settings” section.


And now you can click the checkboxes for the icons that you want on your desktop. Do not forget to apply the settings.

    
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(Guide) How to Activate Windows 10 from Command Prompt

Here’s a workaround how to activate Windows 10 from Command Prompt. In most of the cases users face issue while activating Windows 10 from System,
Activate Windows box close automatically if you click "Activate Windows".

In that case below workaround works very well, just open command prompt in elevated mode (open it as Administrator) and run below command,
slmgr /ipk WINDOWS-10-KEY.
Once windows 10 gets activated you will get "Installed Product Key XXXXXX successfully" message.
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Skype for Business for Android Available for Install

Skype for Business for Android is available on Google store for installation, if you have already installed Lync 2013 Android App then it will upgrade to Skype for Business for Android. Skype for Business runs on Android 4.0 and later.



 Install Skype For Business for Android                          

Skype for Business for Android has below new features,

-It has fresh new look and simplified controls to all the features and functionality.

-Initiate a group IM or video conversation and invite additional participants
-Join, rejoin and initiate a Skype for Business Meeting to communicate and collaborate on    amazing ideas
-Share your video and view speaker's video during a conference
-Control the meeting (mute or remove attendees) and know more about participants’ modalities
-Look at your upcoming meetings and join via one click
-Find your recent conversations and pick them up from where you left
-Search your contacts by name, email, or phone number
-Enhanced security via Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)  
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[Guide] How to upgrade TFS 2013 to TFS 2015

Today, I am planning to upgrade Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 is the newest version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution.
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Team Foundation Server 2015 includes a large number of changes to the schema used in its databases, and as such, an upgrade from TFS 2013 and older releases is expected to take a significant amount of time. Because upgrades are offline, Microsoft is providing a tool, TfsPreUpgrade.exe, which can be used to perform the most time-expensive portions of the upgrade online against TFS 2013 QU4 and QU5 deployments. The Upgrade wizard includes a readiness check, which warns you if your database is large enough that running TfsPreUpgrade.exe is recommended.

So lets start, my current TFS server has TFS 2013 Version 12.0.21005.1 and I am going to upgrade it to TFS 2015. First download TFS 2015 ISO and mount ISO on TFS server.
Before launching TFS 2015 setup, close TFS 2013 Team Foundation Server Administration Console.
Run the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 installation (tfs_server.exe) and click on Install.
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Setup will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete the installation process and its depend on your system performance.

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Upgrade Wizard opens automatically, at the end of the installation process. In our case we are doing an in-place upgrade,
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Make sure the SQL Server Instance is ok and click on on List Available Databases and tick on “By Checking this box, I confirm that I have a current Backup”

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Provide service account credentials for Application tier and click next.

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Click Next.

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Provide credentials for build agent service and click Next.

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Click Next.

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Make sure the Reporting service SQL Server Instance is ok and click on Populate URL and click Next.

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Make sure the SQL Server Analysis Service Instance is ok and click Next.

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Provide Password for the SQL Report service account:

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In my case I am going to use exiting SharePoint Server, so select “use current SharePoint settings” and click next.

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Review the configuration and check if everything is ok and click Verify.

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The Readiness Check validates that your system us Ready to Configure or not.

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Click on Configure to Configure TFS 2015.

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Now start the Project Collection upgrade.

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Project Collection upgrade process took about 10 minutes to upgrade all the ours Project Collections, in my case  I have just One project collection and one TFS project.

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Click on Close to complete the Upgrade process.

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Open TFS Administration Console and now you can see that the version number is updated to TFS 2015 i.e. (14.0.22824.0)
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[Solved] Windows 10 BSOD with video_tdr_failure igdkmd64.sys

I have installed Windows 10 for testing, but My laptop keeps getting BSODs in between. It says the issue is with the "video_tdr_failure igdkmd64.sys". So after lots of try I follwed below solution and it works for me no more BSODs.

That "igdkmd64.sys" is related to Intel HD Graphics 4600 Kernel Mode Driver. For me it looks like "igdkmd64.sys" file is corrupted. So I have tried below options,

1. Uninstall the Intel HD Graphics Drivers and reboot PC
2. Open Device Manager and navigate to Display Adapters-> Intel Graphics (right click) -> Disable.



After PC reboot you will not get any BSOD with video_tdr_failure.
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[Guide] How to Install VMware vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 step by step

In this post I’m going to walk you though the installation of VMware vCenter Server 6.0.
VMware vCenter Server is the management server or central point for accessing ESX hosts and VMware clusters, accessing VMs, Storage, vSwitch and other components. There are two version of VMware vCenter server – an installable version which runs on the Microsoft Windows and virtual appliance edition. In this post I am going to cover installable version of vCenter Server 6.0.

You can configure vCenter Server from the vSphere Web Client, including settings such as licensing,statistics collection, logging, and other settings.
vCenter Server requires a 64-bit operating system such as Windows 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. 
So don’t forget to check the software and hardware requirements before you proceed.. I have already installed Windows Server 2012 R2 for vCenter Server and downloaded VMware vCenter Server 6.0 ISO.
 
Mount the vSphere 6.0  installation media. The installation wizard appears. In the left pane select “vCenter Server for Windows”  and click on Install.
 
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In the welcome screen window, Click next to proceed,

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Accept VMware License agreement and click Next.
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There are two deployment types in VMware vCenter, i.e. Embedded Architecture and Centralized Architecture. Embedded Architecture is recommended for deployments with 8 or fewer management nodes. Centralized Architecture is recommended for deployments with 9 or more management nodes. In my case I am going to use Embedded Architecture.
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Enter the hostname that you would like to use to manage the local system. The hostname will be encoded in the system’s  SSL certificate and components will contact each other via this address.

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For Single Sign on Configuration enter your domain name & password as shown below. You will need below user name & password while configuring vCenter Single Sign On, so keep note of password.
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In my case I am going to use Windows Local System Account.
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Keep the vCenter ports as it is. If you get any port conflict error open IIS & check whether exiting website is going the port which is required by vCenter server.
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Click on Install to start the installation process.
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Click on Finnish to Complete vCenter installation.
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Now vCenter server 6.0 has been installed, now next step is to access vCenter server. If required install flash player 11.9 or higher to access vCenter server . If flash is not installed on your PC you will below error message i.e. “The VMware vSphere host client includes built-in browser and does not use browsers already installed on your system. The built-in browser requires Adobe Flash Play 11.9 or higher”

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Now Download Flash Player & installed it on your machine.
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
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Once you install Flash Player open your browser & access vCenter Server URL e.g. https://localhost/vsphere-client in my case my vCenter URL is as below,
Enter your vCenter server username & password which you set while installing vCenter Server.
VMware vSphere Web Client is used to manage vCenter Server & to perform all vCenter server tasks. If you to manage single ESXi host you have to use vSphere Host Client.

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