Fix your VCSA 6.5 upgrade if it fails with vix error
Nov16

Fix your VCSA 6.5 upgrade if it fails with vix error

When upgrading another environment to VCSA 6.5 I came across this generic vix error… but it’s fixed now!

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Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 U2 to 6.5 GA!
Nov15

Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 U2 to 6.5 GA!

With the vCenter Appliance 6.5 GA downloads now public, follow this guide to upgrade your vCenter Appliance 6.0 to 6.5!

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My first disk failure w/ ZFS using RAIDZ1!  Panic!
Nov09

My first disk failure w/ ZFS using RAIDZ1! Panic!

Smoke, fire, data-loss, and tears… none of these things occurred during the rebuild of my RAIDZ1 storage pool after disk failure. Shocking! Read more inside!

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vSphere 6.5 Arrives!
Oct18

vSphere 6.5 Arrives!

vSphere 6.5 just dropped! Check out this quick summary of one of the most feature-filled releases in the last several years!

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Building a new lab host – Intel E5-2670 and 128GB of RAM
Oct09

Building a new lab host – Intel E5-2670 and 128GB of RAM

Hi all!  I apologize for not posting more often!  I have been working on a lot of new, interesting things but haven’t had a whole lot of time to write about it. You might remember my previous ESXi host build: Lenovo TS140 as ESXi and NAS box – with a twist!  The transplanted Lenovo TS140 has served me well – it still performs great and didn’t break the bank.  The specifications of that server are: Lenovo TS140...

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