Boot ESXI ARM from TrueNAS
EDIT: This will be updated as time goes on.
VMUG UserCon 2023
This past Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend the VMUG User/Con Nashville. The event commenced with an opening speech by Amanda Blevins, VP & CTO Americas at VMware, gave a presenations titled “ There’s No Substitute for Hard Work”.
Quick Hits: Linux-Image-ARM64 issues when updating DietPi
As I discussed in a previous post, my homelab services are powered by DietPi Linux Virtual machines. These VMs serve as the backbone of my setup, allowing me to manage and maintain a range of essential services. However, a recent challenge emerged as I embarked on an attempt to update...
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VMUG User/Con 2022
I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend the VMUG User/Con 2022 event, organized by our local VMUG Group. This gathering of passionate VMware professionals proved to be an enriching experience that left me both energized and inspired.
Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner
I am thrilled to share that I successfully completed the Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) exam recently. It was a challenging and allowed me to deepen my understanding of AWS cloud concepts. In this blog post, I would like to offer some valuable tips that can help you...
VMware VMworld 2021 + Life Update
I just want to make a quick post. This week is VMworld 2021. I hope everyone is excited for it. Feel free to comment your favorite sessions this week.
Quick Hit: VMware Error-7.0u2 Update
After my recent update to 7.0u2 in my Homelab. I faced two issues:
1) I got a “could not login” message when trying to access my VCSA.
2) The VCenter appliance displayed “vmdir.password is not set”
I am not 100% if they are related (...
Quick Hit: DietPi GRUB Issue
ESXi ARM v1.3 Released
Just a heads up. The latest version of ESXi ARM fling has been released, version number 1.3. It has the following improvements.
-Improved hardware compatibility (various bug fixes/enhancements)
-Add support for Experimental Ampere Altra (single socket systems only) (please see Requirements for more details)
Quick Hit: vCenter fails to Start due to Postgres Table
This weekend; I came back home and found my vCenter was crashing. I investigated and was able to solve this error. While this is not a full root cause analysis it will gives you an idea on how to fix the issues if you encounter the same issue.
Quick Hits: Veeam Community Edition
I just wanted to quickly highlight a great backup product.Veeam Backup and Replication Community Edition Veeam Community edition is a great option for homelabbers. It allows you to backup up to 10 VMs for free. It allows you to get your feet wet with the Veeam backup software.
Certification: Microsoft Training Day March 2021
Hello Everyone, I wanted to share another option for a free training voucher if you complete a Microsoft Learning Day Challenge by March 31th 2021. The learning day challenges are great way to learn more about Microsoft Azure or Microsoft Teams.
The voucher can be used for the...
Quick Hits:Delete a NFSv4 Datastore that is no longer exist
Happy Sunday everyone, I just wanted to share quick tip to remove an old datastore that has been decommissioned or is no longer functional. If you are unable to remove it using the vCenter Web UI, try the following. In order to remove it you need to SSH to any...
VMware vCenter Converge
As of VMware 6.7 the external PSC has been announced as depreciated. The last version that supports an External PSC is 6.7. As more and more organizations are planning the move to 7.0 and beyond. Converging the PSC will be important. As this is not a regular task of a...
Lessons Learned: vCenter Image Based Restore
In today’s lessons learned, I want to cover restoring vCenter from a image based backup. An image based backup is taken by a application such as VEEAM, Avamar, or Commvault. Since vCenter is the center of your VMware environment,a non functional vCenter can be a major issue. I recently had...
Certification: Azure AZ-900
Hello Everyone, As we are still in a Pandemic. I have been trying to do some job related training/certification in my downtime. I wanted to make a quick post to highlight a few things I have found out in my research. If you are interested in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft offers...
Lessons Learned:VMware Customization Specifications and SysPrep
Today, I want to highlight feature of VMware that up until recently I had not worked with much.
VMware VMworld 2021 Date Announced
VMware VMworld 2021 has been announced for this year. The dates will be October 5, 2021 - October 7 2021. Registration has not opened yet. FAQ is posted here here Stay safe, wear a mask.
Folding at Home on ESXi on ARM
Folding at Home (FaH) is a project to use Compute resources for Good. Basically you “donate” your spare CPU cycles to run complex processes help with Science research. In this post I will give a quick walk through on how to get up and running on a DietPi...
DietPi on ESXI on ARM Part 2
In continuation of part two. Ensure that your vmdk image is attached to a virtual machine on a ESXi ARM host. Ensure the image has a DVD drive attached, and ensure a Debian ARM iso is attached. Expand the disk image to a large size (20GB should be fine) Download...
DietPi on ESXI on ARM Part 1
Based on William Lam’s guide. Link :https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2020/10/how-to-run-raspberry-pi-os-as-a-vm-on-esxi-arm.html
DietPi DietPi is a Debian based Linux image. It is designed for low compute Single Board PCs. It optimized for miniature RAM and CPU resources. I highly recommend you check it out. https://dietpi.com/
ESXi on ARM ESXI...
VMworld Preview:ESXi on Raspberry Pi
Looks like one of my dreams may finally be coming true! One of the the Premier Pass level sessions for VMworld is a session covering ESXi on Raspberry Pi. IS this finally going to see public release. I am not sure, but I hope so. Personally I hope so. I...
Register for VMware VMworld 2020
Just a reminder to register for VMworld 2020. This year is 100% virtual, and a general pass is completely free. A full blog post of more info is available here
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