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Installing Azure Stack on VMware ESXi

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This post will go over installing Azure Stack on VMware ESXi, current version is TP3 and the install procedure is well covered on the Microsoft…

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vRO Control Centre

Using the built in vRO in vRA 7

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Using the built in vRO in vRA 7 is not advisable for production environments but great for maintaining a small footprint such as in a…

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Installing ESXi 6 with unsupported drivers

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So I have had to rebuild my lab again and thought I would document the process. I would also highlight that you should never…

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vVNX Unisphere Console

EMC Virtual VNX (vVNX) Deployment

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With a VMware background I really needed to brush up on my storage skills, particularly since working at EMC, so I decided to set…

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Run vSAN upgrade with vsan.v2_ondisk_upgrade --allow-reduce-redundancy command

Upgrading vSAN 5.5 Disks to vSAN 6 Disks (VSAN-L to VSAN FS)

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Upgrading vSAN 5.5 Disks to vSAN 6 Disks (VSAN-L to VSAN FS) Before we begin upgrading the disks let’s make sure we have completed…

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Browse to setup page and click Install

Deploying vCenter 6.0 Appliance

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This post is about Deploying the new vSphere 6.0 Appliance, this really is a piece of cake, but if you are like me and never…

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Enabling vSAN on a vSphere 5.5 Cluster

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VMware Virtual SAN is not something I have seen used in large companies but it is a great entry point to software defined storage…

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vRealize Automation (vRA) - Completed Pre Requisites

Part 2: vRealize Automation 6.2 (vRA) – Configuring IaaS (formerly vCAC)

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This is Part 2 in setting up vRealize Automation 6.2 (vRA) formerlly vCloud Automation Centre (vCAC), this will focus on the IaaS server, as…

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Deploying OpenStack in a Workstation Lab

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I will start this off by saying I came from a Windows background and have very limited Linux knowledge, but am interested in comparing…

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Home Lab

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I am looking to set up a larger lab environment, I currently have a high end desktop (i7 and 32gb of RAM) with workstation…

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