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
Month: April 2018
Making iDRAC6 work with R710 - it wasn’t easy!
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!
So, you cannot use tags to protect your VMs?
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?
Checking out Admin Center
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
Tidbits on Windows Updates in my lab
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
Newsletter: April 21, 2018
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
vSphere 6.7 - WOW - is now GA
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
Building a USB from ISO on Mac
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
Newsletter: April 14, 2018
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
Newsletter: April 8, 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