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 always use Gaia GPS software to track where my wife and I hike or wander. It is a great way to get back to the car when conditions worsen - such as a blizzard in the summer, plus it is always handy to be able to look at a map and see where you … Continue reading Fixing human navigation errors in Gaia GPS software
My wife and I were on PTO lately and spent a lot of time in the mountains. A couple of places were quite busy and lots of opportunity to see and hear things. I heard “Bear spray - take it with you as it may save your life”. No. That is not necessarily true. It … Continue reading Some things I noticed in the backcountry
Blue Medora has many integrations between vRealize Operations and other things - like Microsoft AD, MEDITECH health record, and NetApp HCI (full list of integrations can be seen here). In this article we are going to get the NetApp HCI Management Pack working. When you buy, or get a trial, you end up with a … Continue reading Installing, configuring, Blue Medora vROps NetApp HCI Management Pack
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 (it is now updated for 8.1). vRealize Operations is a monitoring and troubleshooting tool. What really enhances it's power … Continue reading Installing vRealize Operations v8.01 / 8.1
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!
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