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VMware VMworld 2021 + Life Update

Oct 2, 2021

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.

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Quick Hit: VMware Error-7.0u2 Update

Aug 8, 2021

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 (...

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Quick Hit: DietPi GRUB Issue

Aug 7, 2021

I recently had a issue upgrading DietPi to the latest release. The VMs in my homelab are built using the instructions of Part 1 and Part 2 covered

ESXi ARM v1.3 Released

Apr 3, 2021

Just a heads up. The latest version of ESXi ARM fling has been released, version number 1.3. It has the following improvements.
Changelog:
-Improved hardware compatibility (various bug fixes/enhancements)
-Add support for Experimental Ampere Altra (single socket systems only) (please see Requirements for more details)
-ACPI...

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Quick Hit: vCenter fails to Start due to Postgres Table

Apr 3, 2021

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.

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Quick Hits: Veeam Community Edition

Mar 25, 2021

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.
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Certification: Microsoft Training Day March 2021

Mar 21, 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...

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Quick Hits:Delete a NFSv4 Datastore that is no longer exist

Mar 21, 2021

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...

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VMware vCenter Converge

Mar 18, 2021

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...

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Lessons Learned: vCenter Image Based Restore

Mar 18, 2021

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...

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Certification: Azure AZ-900

Mar 11, 2021

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...

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Lessons Learned:VMware Customization Specifications and SysPrep

Feb 18, 2021

Today, I want to highlight feature of VMware that up until recently I had not worked with much.

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VMware VMworld 2021 Date Announced

Feb 14, 2021

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.

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Folding at Home on ESXi on ARM

Dec 5, 2020

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

Dec 5, 2020

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...

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DietPi on ESXI on ARM Part 1

Nov 19, 2020

Background:

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...

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VMworld Preview:ESXi on Raspberry Pi

Sep 11, 2020

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...

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Register for VMware VMworld 2020

Aug 26, 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

Welcome

Aug 1, 2020

Welcome to my Blog! I’ve been trying to get a technical blog going for a few years now. I just put the time together to build it up. So a quick about me