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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Synology DS1618+ Memory Expansion

Synology DS1618+ - 32GB Memory

After replacing the Synology DS1515+ with a Synology DS1618+ last year it was time for another investment in the Synology DS1618+. Overall it is a great device that is running my VMware iSCSI storage for my ESXi Hosts but based on some metrics the memory was experiencing some issues, so it was time for a …

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vRealize Automation 8 Increasing Disk Space

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager - vRA8 Upgrade - 02

I was running into an issue in my Home Lab when upgrading vRealize Automation 8.0.0 to vRealize Automation 8.0.1. The upgrade was performed with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager or in short vRLCM and it could not complete the precheck because of issues related to the free disk space and disk space size.

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ProLiant ML10 v2 CPU Swap

HPE ProLiant ML10 v2 - Intel I3-4170 - Temperature

In this blog post, I am talking about the HPE ProLiant ML10 v2 home lab servers that I have been using for the last three years. I had some performance issues related to the processor with the number of virtual machines and containers running on the little ML10 v2 servers. So it was time for …

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Dell EMC VxRail NSX-T Considerations

Dell EMC VxRail

Currently, I have been involved in a Dell EMC VxRail design & deployment with VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail. There were some noticeable items that you need to consider when using the Dell EMC VxRail as your hardware layer in combination with VMware NSX-T as a network overlay. So it was time to …

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