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    Adam Gordon

    Brian,

    I hope all is well. Cloud+ is a good vendor neutral exam that gives you the ability to learn about and apply BASIC cloud concepts. It forms part of the foundational knowledge and certifications matrix that an IT professional looking to work in cloud technologies may want to have and be able to demonstrate to an employer. In addition, certifications such as Network+ and Security+ would fall into this category as well.

    The issue that you face with pursuing certifications in an area like cloud is that you must pick a vendor platform and then certify in their cloud stack in order to validate your skills. Google (GCP), Amazon (AWS), and Microsoft Azure are all great bets, and are all sought after skills by employers today.

    An employer will be more focused on the vendor specific certifications and knowledge that you bring to the table in cloud rather then the entry and foundational certifications, as they will assume that you have that knowledge if you are able to certify on a vendor cloud platform.

    Pick your platform and jump in !! It will be challenging, but well worth the time and effort you invest.

    If I can be of any additional help, or if you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out directly. My e-mail is adam@itpro.tv.

    Good Luck !!

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Giovanni,

    Good question, and as Ronnie has already offered some great guidance, I just wanted to circle back to the rsync option for a moment, as you can also use it to accomplish what you want to do. You would want to check into the -include and -exclude parameters for use with rsync. You can see a little more about them here:

    https://www.tecmint.com/rsync-local-remote-file-synchronization-commands/

    While not as "easy" to use as apt-mirror, these parameters would allow you to achieve the same result.

    Just in case you were looking for different options.

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Alvin,

    That makes sense. There are other options to allow you to run a virtualized environment as I suggested above that would not impact your ability to use the photo editing software, such as VMware Workstation or Oracle's Virtualbox. Both of these provide a software based hypervisor that runs on top of Windows 10 and would allow you to create and use virtual machines without impacting the ability of Windows 10 to do all the work related things that you still need.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.

    :)

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Johnothon,

    Good morning, I hope all is well. Our product roadmap does include slots to update the SCCM content a little bit later this year, and I will be the one doing it. :) Just have to get through CISSP and VMware first. If you have any other questions, please be in touch as needed.

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Hunter,

    Great additional resource !! Thanks for the contribution. :)

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    Adam Gordon

    @william-weeks said in Virtual Machine migration:

    move Ubuntu Virtual machines from VMware to HyperV

    Ronnie, (and anyone else interested):

    If you want to do this using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), see here:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610672(v=sc.12).aspx

    Other utilities that may work depending on the age / complexity of the solution involved:

    https://4sysops.com/archives/free-vmdk2vhd-convert-vmware-vmdk-to-hyper-v-vhd/

    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    @calla-neil said in Replacing HDD:

    BCDEDIT at the top of the screen and ERROR in big red letters in the middle of the screen.

    Calla,

    Good evening, I see that you have been getting some excellent advice from both Ronnie and Wes already, so pardon my jumping in the middle of this, I just thought that I would add the following SPECIFICALLY to address the latest issue you mentioned you were having with the BCDEDIT error.

    See if this helps:

    Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/927392/use-bootrec-exe-in-the-windows-re-to-troubleshoot-startup-issues

    Cheers.

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Alvin,

    Good evening, I hope all is well. Great question and a pretty admirable goal you have set for yourself!!

    The easy answer is that it is absolutely possible to do what you want and the link below will sketch out the steps for you IF you want to do it all using Microsoft technology:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/user-guide/nested-virtualization

    If you want to run VMWARE WORKSTATION PRO and use it on Windows 10 to build and host a Windows Server 2016 VM and then use nested virtualization with the Server VM, then check out the link below:

    www.itingredients.com/how-to-run-hyper-v-nested-in-vmware-workstation/

    If you have any other questions, or need anything additional, please let me know.

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    Ramil,

    I hope all is well. The closest that we can come for that would be the Show Notes description of the episode in question. It is usually no more than 1 - 3 sentences and is a very high level summary of the content to be covered in the episode. The only way to get a more detailed idea is to go through the transcript of the episode looking for key words or concepts that may stand out.

    If there is anything else that I can do to be of help while you are going through the content, please be in touch directly as needed. E-Mail: adam@itpro.tv

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Adam Gordon

    @daniel-fiore said in Manage and Configure Databases - Cannot encrypt:

    Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (64-bit)

    Daniel,

    Good evening, I hope all is well. The short answer is that encryption is supported in SQL 2014. I am not exactly sure what you are trying to do, as there are several different types of encryption that can be enabled for / with SQL.

    The following URL is the main landing page for SQL encryption, and will give you guidance on options and approaches:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/security/encryption/sql-server-encryption

    It is possible that the command(s) are being entered incorrectly?, are misspelled? that you might not have permissions required to execute?
    My point is that there are several possibilities that may explain what is happening. Is there a specific error syntax and code that you can share? or is just what you have indicated in your message?

    If there is a specific error, can you provide it exactly so we can take a quick look and see if it will help us to figure this out?

    You can feel free to e-mail me directly if that is easier: adam@itpro.tv

    Thanks...

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