Hi all, Another very busy week and so glad it is the weekend! I hope everyone had a better week then I did! For example, I thought I would get an iDRAC working in my R710 fairly quickly. But it actually took 2 hours. I wrote about it here since I really want no one … Continue reading Newsletter: April 28, 2018
Hi all, As you may recall I had a small issue with water leaking from above into my infrastructure. I escaped any water damage in my computer gear but I did lose a storage array. I have an R710 I am not using and I am going to make it a storage array. Very nice … Continue reading Making iDRAC6 work with R710 - it wasn’t easy!
In Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) you have by default the ability to protect virtual machines by vSphere tags, and it works pretty good. However, I know a customer who is on vSphere 6.0 and tags are not working so they need a new method of selecting VMs to be protected. It turns out we have … Continue reading So, you cannot use tags to protect your VMs?
I had looked at Project Honolulu and I liked it. So when it became Admin Center, and 1.0 I was excited to check it out. This is my story of checking it out, and being both excited and sad. Background Announcement - https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/04/12/announcing-windows-admin-center-our-reimagined-management-experience/ Background - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/understand/what-is Overview - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/overview Review - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/16/windows_admin_center_browser_based_server_admin/ Simple MSI to install … Continue reading Checking out Admin Center
I realized I needed to do some upgrades in my lab. I have Win2K8 R2, Win2K12 R2 and Win2K16. I like the sound of Project Honolulu (now Admin Center) and it needs Win2K12 and later. But also I just want to have less version diversity the lab - so Win2K16 wherever I can. But upgrades … Continue reading Tidbits on Windows Updates in my lab
Hello all, I hope everyone has had a nice week? Enjoying the weekend? Was a busy week for me. More repercussions from my wet ceiling. In my past I have a few customers that lost portions of datacenters due to water, and now I need to add to that list the water damage in my … Continue reading Newsletter: April 21, 2018
Hi all, I thought that today (4/17/18) at 1700 it was embargo lifted but it was in fact 0500. So I am wildly behind everyone. So I thought I would highlight some of the interesting new features in vSphere 6.7 but I will also now add a bunch of useful links too. vSphere 6.7 This … Continue reading vSphere 6.7 - WOW - is now GA
Hi all, I lost a disk array recently and have tried to replace it with some old hardware and FreeNAS. My hardware - an old R710 would not boot to CD or DVD at all. So I had to put the software on USB. I normally use some nice software called UNetbootin to do that … Continue reading Building a USB from ISO on Mac
Hello all, This was a tough week for me. Busy at work, but also a bad water leak that caused a lot of damage, and almost hurt my lab but didn't. Then, one of my two storage arrays in the lab because a serious issue. I turned it off while the construction guys pulled out … Continue reading Newsletter: April 14, 2018
Hello all, I had the pleasure this week to visit Veeam customers in Pittsburgh and I love that. So a very busy week, and what a lot of fun. But as a result I have less to share. But next week or two at home and I have started a number of interesting articles so … Continue reading Newsletter: April 8, 2018