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Refresh

Refresh. What does that mean? To different people, it could mean different things. ‘Refresh’ and get a new page. Take a day off and ‘refresh’ your mind. Buy new hardware and replace the old. The list can go on. However, for me, ‘refresh’ takes me back to a job I had years ago. Every Saturday, […]

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VRealize Automation 8 Removes Key Features, Adds New Services

VRealize Automation 8 lacks approval policies and some XaaS functionality, but it introduced ABX scripts, Cloud Accounts and Cloud Assembly as part of its cloud optimization. The following Article was written by Rob Bastiaansen. I found the original article here. I wanted to share this, because I believe that Rob was spot on with his […]

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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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Tool: Microsoft Remote Connectivity

While onsite with a customer yesterday, I was introduced to a new free tool provided by Microsoft called the “Remote Connectivity Analyzer”. So what does this do? How can it be of use to me? I’m glad you asked. Our scenario was that the company used Office365 for their emails. I’ve watched companies make the […]

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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 […]