Monthly Archives: December 2011
Select Target Device Installation
And Select Target Device Installation again…
Click No, you will be restarting later
Again Select No you will be restarting shortly
Type in the Server name or IP Address
We are going to create a new vDisk
Give it a name and for this example we are going to use Dynamic VHD type.
Just click Yes if you receive a warning
Give the New Target a Name Note: this cannot be the same name you assigned to this Server…
Now go ahead and click Yes to reboot. Make sure you either have the BDM ISO or The VM set to boot to Network with DHCP Options enabled.
Once you log back into the VM you should see this window.
First we are going to install the Console Snap-in’s
You will get this if you didn’t have .Net 3.5 Installed first. Follow the below few screens to install it via Server Manger.
Ok now that we have .Net Installed we can continue the Snap-in install
So now that we have the Console Snap-in’s installed, time to install the Server Components.
We are assuming DHCP Services are running on a different server.
We are going to use either BDM (Boot ISO) or DHCP Options
Enter a new Database Name, Enter a Farm Name, Enter a Site Name, and Give a Collection Name. I usually use builtin Administrators
I recommend using a Domain Service Account that is Local Administrator to the Provisioning Server(s) And I always Check the Configure the Database for the account, I have had issues in the past if I didn’t check this box.
Check the Box and Leave Defaults
I highly recommend Disabling the Windows Firewall on the Provisioning Servers
Got to love UAC
Load the EdgeSight Media
Select Your Language
This is a full Frontend and Backend install
Note: You will have to manually install the prerequisites
Go ahead and Launch Server Manager and Add the above roles and features, as well as the below
Note: unless you are needing SSL you can ignore this Warning
Once you read and accept the terms click next
Select the right Database Server
Either use the Default Database name or give it one of your own… Note you HAVE to create the database via the installer.
Type in the Correct Username this has to be an SA level account only during the install
If you get this error you need more Space under the SQL Install location
Free up space and re-run the installer.
This is the screen you should see.
EdgeSight Server is now ready for receiving data from EndPoint Agents. You will have to configure Reporting services
To speed up UCS Blade boot time Disable Legacy USB from within the BIOS from KVM, this for some reason is NOT an option within the BIOS Policy and has to be manually done on Each Blade…
I just recently moved my blog from GoDaddy to WordPress, please let me know what you think about the performance. Or if you are having any issues. I ended up changing the theme yet again but hopefully I won’t have to keep tweaking things anymore.
Windows 8 Install
So far looks pretty standard, however this install seemed to go way faster than the Windows 7 installer
New Windows Loader… A reboot in Parallels takes a whooping 15-25 seconds
Setting up your network
Now for the new Tiles GUI, When you press the start button or press the Windows Key you get your new interface.
Notice Ribbon’s are everywhere now!
Internet Explorer Launched from the Tile Screen… You can still launch IE 10 in “Desktop” Mode
More to come as I have time to play with all the features.