Good work last night! To re-cap: We went over the key components of a computing system and how these key components work together to power every operation in a PC. We then built a computer from scratch using the components covered in class.
Next week we will move on to Operating Systems and cover creating VM’s in both Azure and VMware. We will close out the class by starting the OS Lab, which you will complete as an assignment.
For next week:
1) Complete Tech Challenge 1 which is essentially to build a Windows Server 2012 VM (Complete this in either Azure or VMWare)
2) Complete step 1 of the OS Lab which is to build a Windows Server 2008 VM. I would like everyone to complete this task in MS Azure. Please sign up for the free trial, choose only the A0 and A1 basic VMs and be sure to completely shut down your VMs by clicking the “STOP” button in the Azure portal when you are not using them. Be sure to monitor your VM costs, so you are not charged unnecessarily by Microsoft. I want everyone to become comfortable in both VMWare and Azure in this class.
3) Read Burd Ch 11
Finally, in terms of setting up the VMs I am expecting you all to make a significant effort to troubleshoot any issues you encounter. This is a absolutely vital part of the learning process for this assignment! Feel free to work in groups and work through the issues together. Post to the IT Knowledge base with questions for the class. I am happy to answer questions, but I want everyone to put in the technical work to figure this out on their own as it is a crucial part of this class. If you get absolutely stumped I am always here to help!!
Have a great weekend!!