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Enable Virtualization on Dell Optiplex 755

If you want to use Microsoft Hyper-V or Oracle VirtualBox on a Dell OptiPlex 755 system you will need to make/confirm  four (4) specific BIOS setttings.

In the BIOS Setup [F2] change or confirm the following settings if you are receiving errors that the computer does not support virtualization.

  1. Performance -> Virtualization = On
  2. Performance -> VT for Direct I/O Access = On
  3. Performance -> Trusted Execution = Off
  4. Security -> Execute Disable = On

Cisco Simulator

The Cisco Network Simulator, Router Simulator & Switch Simulator

The Boson NetSim Network Simulator is an application that simulates Cisco Systems’ networking hardware and software and is designed to aid the user in learning the Cisco IOS command structure.
http://www.boson.com/

Dell Wyse Cloud Connect

This is the Dell “PC-on-a-Stick”: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/cloud-connect/pd?~ck=anav

Use the Dell Cloud Client Manager server for $22 a year per device: https://www.cloudclientmanager.com/

Cisco Unified Communications and VMware Tools

Please see this documentation for the installation of VMware Tools on Cisco Unified Communications (UC) servers.

http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/VMware_Tools

Building a Free Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster

Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster – Part 1 of 2

Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster – Part 2 of 2

Free Virtual Machine backup

Veeam is offer a free virtual machine backup tool.  It works with both Hyper-V and VMware. Read about it it here.