Domain Controller NTP Server Configuration

Domain Controller NTP Server Configuration - Feature Image

This blog post is about Microsoft Domain Controllers and NTP Server configuration for the FSMO PDC emulator role. In this blog, we are going to configure NTP and make sure it works correctly for all the clients. Background In this case, we were deploying an entire VMware environment at a customer for testing purposes including …

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VMware Tanzu HAProxy Unattended Deployment

HAProxy & VMware - Logo

In this blog post, I am going to share my script to automate the HAProxy deployment for Tanzu with vSphere or in short TKGs. Because of my interest in the Tanzu product family, I ended up testing and redeploying parts of TKG many times. To reduce the change of mistakes and improve my speed I …

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Windows Server 2022 Core DC Boot Loop

Windows Server 2022 Core - Installing KB5010796

On 11 January 2022 Microsoft released an update that puts some Microsoft Domain Controllers in a boot loop. This is related to Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2022. When my lab environment was running into issues I noticed that I could not find the updates listed online. After some searching, I …

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VMware Tanzu HAProxy Troubleshooting

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This blog post is dedicated to HAProxy Troubleshooting for vSphere with Tanzu or also known as TKGs. Based on your configuration and deployment and the various items you need to configure you can make mistakes or items are not correctly configured. In my case, there were multiple problems at different deployments with parameters and reachability …

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PowerCLI Update Fails on Certificate Issue

PowerCLI - Update - Certificate Issue

Today I was updating my PowerShell modules on my local system but I ran into an issue related to certificates. After some investigation, it appeared that the PowerCLI Update was failing. Every PowerCLI module that it tried to update returned an error and did not update to a newer version. In this blog post, I …

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vRealize Orchestrator 8.X – Input Form Dropdown

vRealize Orchestrator - Dropdown - Workflow 13

Today a basic tutorial on vRealize Orchestrator 8.X drop-down boxes in a form. With a basic drop-down box, you can improve the user experience in selecting and requesting items from your cloud management portal (CMP). By using drop-down boxes you can leverage easy validation and responses based on other drop-down boxes in your form. In …

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vRealize Orchestrator Upgrade (8.X)

vRealize Orchestrator 8.X - Console

This blog post is about upgrading vRealize Orchestrator 8.X to a newer version. After a couple of vRealize Orchestrator Upgrades since the 8.0 release and getting stuck a couple of times I decided to do a simple write-up with some tips and tricks. In my lab environment, I have got multiple orchestrators running embedded, standalone, …

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HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 SATADOM Installation

HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 - ESXi Installation

Today we are going to work on an HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 server. After the initial installation, I was using an SD card as boot media but I still had some Delock SATADOMs laying around from my older lab servers that were replaced. So it was time to improve the performance of the boot media …

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Synology DS218+ Memory Upgrade

Synology DS218+

In the blog post, we are going to work on a Synology DS218+ Memory Upgrade. By default, there is 2GB of memory installed but you are able to upgrade the memory to more! So why do I need more memory? I am currently using the Synology package called Cloud Sync to back up my data …

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HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 Home Lab

HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 - Inside rack

This blog post is about replacing my current 24×7 Lab with a new set of two HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 servers. In this blog post, I am going to tell you about the configuration of the machines and how they are running on VMware ESXi. Also, I am going to compare them to my other …

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