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Building the lab 2: vCenter Server Appliance

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 […]

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VMware Hands On Labs

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. […]

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Unhandled Exception when logging into ESXi Host client

Ran into this weird error after powering up the C.R.I.B. and logging into the ESXi Host to boot up VMs. This error popped up while using Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. Unhandled Exception (1) Cause: Error: [$rootScope:inprog] http://errors.angularjs.org/1.3.2/$rootScope/inprog?p0=%24digest The error presents itself with two buttons: Reload and Details. The picture displayed shows the details of the […]

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C.R.I.B. The Logical Layout of My HomeLab

C.R.I.B. – Stands for Computer Room In a Box. This is the name I have given my homelab. I’ve used my C.R.I.B. to educate myself, experiment with things, and demo products to my customers. As you’ve read in previous posts, my homelab has evolved over the years. Currently, I run one physical Supermicro Super Server […]

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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 […]