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How to upgrade a simple vRA 7.0 instance to vRA 7.0.1

Just this week, VMware released vRealize Automation 7.0.1 (vRA). It contains many bug fixes and some enhancements to the vRA platform. I was excited for it to come out and was anxious to perform an upgrade in my home lab. I will advise caution and planning in any upgrade of your environment. But I would […]

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

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, […]

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How to Mount a USB Drive as an ESXi Datastore

Recently, I have upgraded my homelab – yet again. There will be an oncoming post about the hardware I chose and how it is set up. This time, my lab is mobile. I can take it with me on the road or leave it at home. One of the features that I wanted to be […]

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PernixData – First Impressions

As you’ve probably guessed, I got a new toy in the lab at work. I’m talking PernixData v1.0. For my initial review, I will say that the install, setup, and configuration was very simple — just a few steps actually. This was probably the easiest installation that I’ve done in the last year.

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Script: Merge Multiple Arrays

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 […]