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Bypass HSTS

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 […]

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Daily VMware VMWorld

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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Daily ESX ESXi VMware

ESXi BIOS Power Settings Best Practice

There is a movement to change the best practice regarding the bios power settings on an ESXi host. In the past, you would set the power settings in the BIOS to max and be done with it. You did this because previous versions of vSphere did not work well with the various C-States of the […]

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Daily vCloud VMware

vCat 3.0 Documentation Website

I’ve been working on spinning up a new vCloud 5.1 environment in my lab. During this install, I’ve had to reference a number of various websites for various differing issues. One document that was referenced a bunch was the vCat. While looking for it, I came across this website which lays out the document in […]