vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations
Feb22

vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations

Hello all and welcome to Part 1 of my LogInsight 4 series.  If you wish to visit past or future sections, use the links below: vRealize LogInsight 4: The best syslog solution you didn’t know you had In this section we’ll talk about and discuss the planning that goes behind a successful LogInsight 4 deployment.  Having a consolidated logging server is only beneficial if the asset cannot be exploited, right?  Because heck, if...

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vRealize LogInsight 4: The best syslog solution you didn’t know you had
Feb18

vRealize LogInsight 4: The best syslog solution you didn’t know you had

If you’re searching for a fast, reliable log retention and parsing system that also alerts and displays critical information, look no further than LogInsight 4!

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Bays for days: Intel S2600CP2J meets Supermicro 24-bay SC846
Feb04

Bays for days: Intel S2600CP2J meets Supermicro 24-bay SC846

A quest for more drive bays comes to an end with an affordable, redundant, hot-swappable solution from Supermicro. Check out this Intel/Supermicro hybrid!

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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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