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
Recently in my lab I ran out of diskpace. I was not able to clone VMs, nor power on VMs. In the past when this happened I had to Storage vMotion VMs off the storage, delete the VMFS partition, then delete the volume and create it again, format it as VMFS, and Storage vMotion the … Continue reading Expanding VMFS datastores
I had a customer ask me about using active directory accounts with NetApp HCI. So here is how to do that. Of course this does imply you need a NetApp HCI infrastructure to work with. Start on the LDAP screen. Which is under the Cluster option. Now when you enable you will see a bunch … Continue reading NetApp HCI and Active Directory
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, this was a difficult journey but we have vRA working now (see this article). But we need to make it useful. For me that means provisioning virtual machines by non admin users. Connect to your vRA server. You need to log in as your configuration user. Mine was config. The password is the … Continue reading Making vRA 8 useful
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