Build a Windows 10 image with Packer using VMware Workstation

Most of the time I use Packer against a VMware vSphere and Microsoft Azure environment. But sometimes it’s useful to use VMware Workstation for local testing purposes. For building Windows 10 images with Packer and using VMware Workstation there is not much information available. In this blog post, I show how to … [Read more...]

Install Windows 11 as VM in VMware vSphere / Workstation without TPM 2.0

Yesterday Windows 11 is officially released. Windows 11. Windows 11 has the following requirements: Processor: 1 GHZ or faster RAM: 4 GB Storage: 64 GB System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable TPM: 2.0 Windows 11 requirements, link My VMware ESXi servers at home don’t have a TPM 2.0 chip. During the … [Read more...]

Why running Windows containers in Kubernetes is crucial

Running Kubernetes on Windows is important because a large share of applications run on Windows. A single orchestrator helps operators and developers. "Why running Windows containers in Kubernetes is crucial" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl … [Read more...]

SMB version issue with NTFS junctions

Working with NTFS junctions (mountpoints) gave us some issues while querying the size of the file share. The OS of the client (Windows XP in this case) returns the size of the disk where the folder resides the mountpoint is created on. So is doesn’t display the real size of the disk that [...] … [Read more...]