Tag Archives: Projects

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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Project: Home Lab v4.0 – The Home Lab goes MOBILE!!

sam.aaron/ October 7, 2015/ Daily, Home Lab, Projects/ 0 comments

Woot! Ok, that was cheesy, I know. However, my home lab has undergone significant improvement, redirection, and an overall evolution. And that calls for celebration! So Woot it up! Over the last two years, I went from individual rack mounted Dell PowerEdge 1950s and Synology storage, to a four blade Dell c6100 Cloud Server chassis, to rented COLO Space from

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Script: Merge Multiple Arrays

sam.aaron/ August 22, 2011/ Daily, HowTo, Projects, VMware/ 0 comments

Each Saturday my company does a refresh of a few different machines. This refresh consists of cloning a couple of production machines into our lab environment for development. It’s a very tedious process that takes the entire day to do. Until recently, this process has been done manually. I’ve been working on a script to automate the process as much

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Script: Drive Letter Order

sam.aaron/ May 12, 2011/ Daily, HowTo, Projects, VMware/ 0 comments

I’m currently writing an application (it’s a huge script – 2100 lines of code) in powershell to automate a weekly VM refresh operation that my team does every Saturday. At the end of the script, I wanted to check the newly deployed virtual machines to verify that the automated scripts did what they were supposed to. One of the items

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VMconverter Virtual Appliance

sam.aaron/ March 1, 2011/ Daily, ESX, P2V, Projects, VMware/ 0 comments

Last year, Duncan Epping made a post about building a VMConverter Virtual Appliance using suse studio. It was a complete walk-thru from beginning to end on how to build the virtual app. I built one and it worked flawlessly. I used that little booger to run numerous P2V (Physical to Virtual) and V2V (Virtual to Virtual) conversions. The unfortunate thing

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