Hello all, I got two of the new Supermicro - model SYS-5028D-TN4T and when trying to install ESXi they keyboard would not work. So I installed via iKVM and it corrupted my passwords. I have a SanDisk Ultra Fit in one of the back two USB slots that I am using for boot. And I … Continue reading No keyboard support in new Supermicro?
Hello all, When I sold my lab, all I had left was my Eero Wifi stuff. As I got rid of my DNS and DHCP Eero took that over. And everything worked really well. But than I had to add a NAS to my home world. That was a little odd. I made it a … Continue reading Adding gear to an Eero World
I need to say first that in vSphere 7 you cannot do image backups of the VCSA. This means tools like Veeam or Commvault cannot be used. I suspect if you try to restore it will not work! But this is not so bad as the built-in backup tool for the VCSA has been improved … Continue reading Backing Up VCSA in vSphere 7
I wanted this article to be about installing 8.1 but I don't have that from vExpert or anywhere else yet. So 8.01 it is, and I will update as necessary for 8.1 when I have it. vRealize Operations is a monitoring and troubleshooting tool. What really enhances it's power is when you use Management Packs … Continue reading Installing vRealize Operations v8.01
I started working with vSphere 7 when it was RC and it was pretty cool. So I was excited to get it into my lab for real use. Even though I do not yet have a vCenter license from vExpert yet. Here is my upgrade story - it is not the best one I have … Continue reading My vSphere 7.0 Upgrade story – step by step!
Hello all, This release dropped last evening and has a lot of stuff in it. Things like iCloud folder sharing but also a lot of security updates. I have updated OTA one device (old iPad Air), and using the Catalina Finder another. The one I did with the Catalina finder is my work iPad (iPad … Continue reading iPadOS 13.4 now GA
Hello all, I have updated one iOS device - an iPhone 11 with no issues. I did not do it over the air but rather through the Catalina Finder. Which means a much better backup. I really like the iCloud folder sharing! There is a lot of security updates in this release as well as … Continue reading iOS 13.4 now GA
I use View to access my lab remotely for demo's and doing articles. And I have been doing that since before it was called View - remember VDM anyone? I upgraded my home lab and kept track of how it went to be able to share. So here we go. I am upgrading a small … Continue reading Upgrading my View environment to 7.12
As part of vExpert, I could get a license for ControlUp. I was curious about it so I was thinking of putting it in my lab. I got a demo the other day from one of the technical marketing guys (thanks Trentent Tye) and with that demo for sure it is going in my lab. … Continue reading Implementing ControlUp in my home lab
Hello all, It is very important to wipe disks before you sell them, or even recycle them, or share them with family. I used to use software called DBAN but it is not so good any longer. Thanks to Paul I learned about some new disk wiping software. This new software caught my attention since … Continue reading Wiping a disk – properly!