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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VMware vCenter SNMP Configuration

VMware vSphere 6.7 Logo

In this last blog of the year, we are going to set up the SNMP agent on VMware vCenter Server. This blog will cover the vCenter SNMP configuration and I will show some debugging examples to verify the working of the SNMP Agent. In my case, I am using Zabbix Server as the monitoring program …

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vRealize Orchestrator Identifying Version Running

vRealize Orchestrator Identifying Version Running

In this blog post, I am showing a simple vRealize Orchestrator action that receives information about vRealize Orchestrator nodes. This can also be used against remote nodes to compare orchestrator versions between different nodes. It displays the product version, product build, and API version. So why do you want to verify that? Lately, a hot …

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vRealize Orchestrator 8.X Download Hotfix

My VMware - vRealize Orchestrator Hot Fixes

When running VMware vRealize Orchestrator 8.X at some point in time you need to install a hotfix. When performing this operation at a customer I was running into an issue, I could not find the link on the VMware website in the first place. After some searching, I found the location so I thought lets …

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VyOS Configuring Management VRF

VyOS - Featured Image

In the latest release of VyOS, a new feature has been added to the product called VRF. VRF or Virtual Routing and Forwarding is a technology that makes it possible to create multiple routing tables on a single router. In this blog post, we are going to set up a VyOS management VRF for out-of-band …

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Synology DS1618+ Homelab Review

Synology DS1618+ Image

This blog post is about replacing my Synology DS1515+ with a Synology DS1618+. I was forced to replace my Synology DS1515+ because it fell victim to the Intel Atom bug twice. The Synology is used for my primary storage in my VMware Home Lab. This blog post is a bit later than expected to be …

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vRealize Automation 8 Changing Product License

vRealize Automation 8 - Cloud Assembly Logo

After a recent deployment in my Lab environment with a new vRealize Automation 8 installation I figured out that my NFR product license was about to expire within a week. So it was time to change the product key on my running environment. Here is a write-up to change the license in vRealize Automation 8 …

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