This was another easy upgrade. I did first a Time Machine backup, followed by a image backup by SuperDuper. Incidentally, this means I can pull back data - such as files using Time Machine, or I can restore my entire MBP using the image that SuperDuper did. Then I started the upgrade and it seemed … Continue reading macOS 10.13.5 now GA
Hello all, I am back from PTO, and a bit of a mess. So much travel to get home. But I thought I would get started with technology again with a quick post. I have been waiting for iOS 11.4 since it was supposed to provide HomePod stereo support which I am interested in, and … Continue reading iOS 11.4 now GA
I often use my lab on the road for demo's and to prove that something works or doesn't work. On one of my last trips, or the one before that, my View license - provided thanks to vExpert, had expired and I had forgotten to update it. So I was not able to use my … Continue reading Add Veeam PN to my home lab
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