PowerShell OS Support Matrix

This post comes as courtesy of Chrissy LeMaire and Carlos Perez. PowerShell is already shipped with Windows Operating System. Since it was released 10 years ago, different versions of PowerShell have been shipped through different versions of Windows. You could also upgrade to another version by installing Windows Management Framework. It would be quite useful to know what version of PowerShell is shipped with what version of Windows and up to what you can upgrade to get most out of it.

Carlos Perez was able to spend some of him time and put together a nice matrix about it, which you can see below:Read More »

Install Maven on Windows Server

Maven is a tool that can be used for building and managing any Java-based project. You can think of it as build manager. It allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. In this blog post, we’ll discover steps required to install and configure Maven on windows server.

Install Java SDK on server and Configure environmental variables

This makes use of Chocolatey package manager. You need to have administrative privileges on the windows server in reference. First, make sure that execution policy to RemoteSigned. Read More »

Install Jenkins and configure for first time use on Windows Server/ Ubuntu/ CentOS

As you might be aware, Jenkins is an open-source software originally forked from Hudson. Jenkins is very much popular in DevOps community as it intends to automate software development part for continuous integration and continuous delivery and supports various source code management tools. There are a number of plugins available to not only build code in different programming languages, but also to execute scripts on various OS platforms, perform automated testing etc. In this post, we’ll explore how to install and setup Jenkins for first time usage on various Operating System platforms.Read More »

Oracle virtual box fails to work on machine where hyper-v is installed

Consider this scenario:

  1. You have hyper-v installed on a windows server/client OS and it’s working fine
  2. You install oracle virtual box or any 3rd party virtualization application on machine and it fails with below error:
VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests 
(e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this feature and will fail to boot without it.

Or vice-versa.Read More »

Install git on windows machine using chocolatey

Git (for Windows) – Git is a powerful distributed Source Code Management tool. If you just want to use Git to do your version control in Windows, you will need to download Git for Windows. You can choose to jump through several urls to find and download the right version or you can use the easier way. I’m going to explain the latter in this blog. For this post, you need to have Chocolatey installed on the machine. You can check here on how to do so.

Once you have done this, open a PowerShell prompt and run Read More »