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 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!