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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Change…

sam.aaron/ January 22, 2018/ Daily, Home Lab, Projects, vCloud/ 0 comments

The only thing constant is change. Change is the backbone of any IT organization. New widgets, software, and hardware seem to come out daily. Our job as IT professionals is to try and stay aware of these new products. However, while we try and stay ‘cutting-edge’ and ahead of all this change, we always seem to fall behind at some

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VMware Hands On Labs

sam.aaron/ September 28, 2017/ Daily, VMware, VMWorld/ 0 comments

For the last three years, I have had the honor of being a VMware Lab Captain. What does this mean? Well, it means that I volunteer about 300-400 hours of my time to help write, develop, support, encourage, and assist event goers with taking a product focused lab at our VMworld, vFocus, and VMUG events. For the last two years,

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