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
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 there, When I log onto the console of my Nexenta storage array, I see I have some errors. One is critical, and there are 10 major. So it sounds serious, but, the fact is the management UI - Fusion, says I have no errors. So what does this all mean? First, Fusion shows by … Continue reading Fixing Nexenta “Errors”
Hi all, Here is a collection of info on using your HomePod. I will update it as I learn more. I am very fond of it. It has great music, but I also like the Siri interface. It is so easy to say what I like and each time that adds up to better stuff … Continue reading Know your HomePod!
Hello all, This article is about using an important feature in Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO). I was thinking of writing this and a friend reached out to me about an issue he was having in VAO and it was due to him not using a Lab Group. So that moved the importance of this article … Continue reading Creating and using Lab Groups