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!
Hello all, Here are some details on my home lab. four Supermicro SYS-5028D (128 GB RAM) two Netgear 8 port 10 GB switcch (XS708E) two Dell R710 - one using Nexenta supplying 3.51 TB of shared storage. The other is FreeNAS supplying 3.4 TB. one Synology DS1813+ The Supermicro are my ESXi hosts, and one … Continue reading My Home Lab
Someone asked me about this (paravirtualized adapters) and it sort of distracted me. I had not worked with them for a long time. So here we go. You should make an actual decision to use paravirtualized storage adapter since it will require OS support. If you have a need - such as a very busy … Continue reading When / why / how to use paravirtualized adapters