Category Archives: Tips

Building the lab 3: NSX

sam.aaron/ January 30, 2018/ Daily, Home Lab, NSX, Projects, Tips, vCloud, VMware/ 0 comments

Now that vCenter is installed and configured, I am ready to move onto the installation of NSX. NSX for vCloud Director (vCD) is a tad simpler installation than implementing a standard NSX deployment for vSphere. Luckily, the good folks over at SysadminTutorials have a most excellent walkthrough on NSX for vCloud Director. Networking is my Achilles heel, so I struggle

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Building the lab 2: vCenter Server Appliance

sam.aaron/ January 29, 2018/ Daily, Home Lab, Projects, Tips, vCloud, VMware/ 0 comments

I’m sure that this comes as old news to some. As a Consultant in Professional Services, you would be surprised to know that the Windows vCenter platform is still alive and kicking in many production environments. (More than what I would expect.) The vCenter Server Appliance has been out since vSphere 5.5 (2013-ish). VMware has been trying to drop the

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Bypass HSTS

sam.aaron/ January 26, 2018/ Daily, HowTo, Tips/ 0 comments

While I am an avid supporter of encryption and security, I do have to admit… getting the dreaded HSTS error within the Chrome browser sucks. When this happens, one of the quickest easiest “hacks” (tips!) to bypass it is to just type “badidea” on your keyboard. And voila! HSTS is bypassed. I learned of this trick from the following blog

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