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Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on HP Envy (2017)

1. Boot to BIOS and disable Secure Boot (F10)

2. If your not sure what to do and you do not fully understand how to troubleshoot hardware on Linux and your Google Kung-Fu is novice...you likely shouldn't be installing Linux on the physical hardware. Use Virtualbox on Windows/Mac instead.

3. Create a bootable USB (Use another machine) or when you take it out the box, connect to the Internet, grab the iso. Create a bootable file with Rufus: https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Ubuntu Download: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop (*Use the LTS for software like VMware Horizon View, or other software that require LTS releases...it's more stable)

Kali Linux Download: https://www.kali.org/downloads/ (*Do not use Kali if your new to Linux)

4. Boot the USB and install how your normally would.

5. HP Envy doesn't launch Wi-Fi natively. It's using a softblock for some reason when Linux is installed. (I'm too busy to really dig or even care...)

6. This version of the HP Envy (16GB RAM/…
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How To Install VMware Horizon View 4.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

1. Prepare Your System with updates & latest patches

2. sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
3. Setup, Install and Symlink Libraries: 
sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev sudo apt-get install v4l-utils sudo apt-get install pulseaudiosudo ln -sf /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.1.6.4 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.0 sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libffi.so.6 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libffi.so.5
4. Now download and install the VMware Horizon View Client
64-Bit: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=CART17Q2_LIN64_450&productId=578&rPId=17207

cd ~/Downloads/ sudo chmod u+x VM* sudo ./VM*
FYI. You don't have to type/tab the whole path as long as this is the only VMware files in the path. It's Linux baby!! 

Credits:
https://goo.gl/toqauN

https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/horizon-client/45/horizon-client-linux-45-release-notes.html

My Second Wife...Google https://goo.gl/nXCg32

How to Quickly Import 100TB+ Data into AWS, GCP or Azure

How do you quickly import large volumes of data into the Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud platforms?

This is an enterprise or SMB safer option over copying data over the internet. Especially, when it is over 10-500TB in size.

AWS Snowball:  (50TB and 80TB Blocks of Data)
https://aws.amazon.com/snowball/

AWS Snowmobile (Enterprises up to 100PB per Vehicle which is a ruggedized shipping container that comes with help from AWS Engineers to connect to a high-speed switch)
https://aws.amazon.com/snowmobile/

Google Cloud Platform (100TB and 480TB)
https://cloud.google.com/data-transfer/
AWS Competition Play: https://cloud.google.com/storage/transfer/

Microsoft Azure (Import/Export Service) - Microsoft's Azure Import offering is the most clunky
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/storage/import-export/
Process: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-import-export-service
Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/detail…

Fix VMware Horizon View on Ubuntu 17.04

Only LTS releases are fully supported by VMware
1. Download VMware Horizon View for Linux Client (Tested on x64)

2. sudo chmod u+x VMware_Horizon*

3. sudo ./VMware_Horizon*

4. Open Terminal and type vmware-view

Error: /usr/lib/vmware/view/bin/vmware-view: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

5. Download the Debian library. 

https://packages.debian.org/en/jessie/amd64/libpng12-0/download

6. sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.50-2deb8u3_amd64.deb

7. vmware-view (or launch the icon)


VMware Workstation 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Cannot Open dev/vmmon)

1. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Secure Boot is enabled) - Tested Operational on a Dell Inspiron 17

2. Download VMware Workstation 12

3. Open Terminal:

sudo chmod u+x VMware-Workstation*

sudo ./VMware-Workstation*

(Install the Application and Add your license key)

4. Create a VM and get this error:


5. VMware KB:
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2146460

Commands (Sudo) - Run Separately
openssl req -new -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout MOK.priv -outform DER -out MOK.der -nodes -days 36500 -subj "/CN=VMware/"

sudo /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`/scripts/sign-file sha256 ./MOK.priv ./MOK.der $(modinfo -n vmmon)

sudo /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`/scripts/sign-file sha256 ./MOK.priv ./MOK.der $(modinfo -n vmnet)

6. When you run this command as sudo pick a password:

sudo mokutil --import MOK.der

7. sudo reboot

8. NOTE!!! Be careful and test inside a VM since this can brick a physical machine and put you into a loop. 

Top 7 Cloud Certifications of 2017

Top 7 Cloud Certifications of 2017
Amazon Web Services - AWS Certified Solutions Architect ***ON FIRE***
https://aws.amazon.com/certification/our-certifications/

Google Certified Professional: Cloud Architect **HOT**
https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-architect

Microsoft Azure - MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure *BOILING*
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcse-cloud-platform-infrastructure.aspx

Red Hat Certified Architect - DevOps *RED HOT*
https://www.redhat.com/en/services/certification/rhca/devops

Red Hat Certified Engineer *BURNING*
https://www.redhat.com/en/services/certification/rhce

VMware Cloud Management and Automation *FLAME ON*
https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=101016&ui=www_cert

These are what recruiters are constantly searching in high demand for in addition to DevOps. Don't forget that a minimum of an Associates Degree get's you past HR people and into the hands of IT Managers, IT Directors, etc. It's just too easy now-a-day…

The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini

Ok. You set up Wordpress. You go to upload a theme. Bam! You get this error:
The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.
*Solution tested on Apache (Debian 8) Version 2.4.10
Now what? Don't even bother searching Google like crazy...it's already here! Optionally, you can do this after deploying a template on Google or AWS (Haven't check Azure) and save yourself the headache.
1. Launch a Google Cloud Platform (Wordpress) VM - Use the Google Click-to-Deploy version. Note: This will also work with anything that you install on CentOS, Ubuntu, SUSE or RHEL for Apache installations Only (NGINX go Here: https://goo.gl/xeGbSE)
2. Post Installation. Change the configuration with the vi editor under the php path under /etc/php5
4. username@servername:/var/www/html/wp-admin$ sudo vi /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
When you enter vi. You search with / command (key next to shift) "/upload_max_" (don't put the "). Comment out the line above (you never kno…