Here lately I’ve been doing more and more Microsoft Exchange Server security and cumulative updates and it never fails I get started into the update and it never fails the upgrade fails with the following error:Read More “How to fix “Cannot stop tmlisten service” when applying MS Exchange updates”
One big feature I was looking forward to taking advantage of when I replaced my old Synology DS1815+ with a new Synology DS1621+, was the PCIe expansion slot and support for 10GbE cards. I could now setup a 10GbE network between the NAS, the home lab Dell R720, and my main PC.
My goal was to create a small 10GbE network without spending a ton of money.
In order to achieve this goal I purchased the following items:Read More “Synology 10GbE Upgrade for the Home Lab”
After migrating all the data from the old to new NAS and re-setting up Backblaze on the new Synology, I wanted to have a second backup of everything… just in case.
If you already have an AWS account and want to know how to backup your Synology NAS to Amazon Glacier then keep reading.
VMware vCenter 7.0 has been released for several months now and figured it was about time I upgraded my home lab to the latest version.
This post will detail all the steps needed to upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 to 7.0 without any issues.
Before beginning, I HIGHLY recommended you first check the VMware Interoperability Matrix before performing any upgrade to check compatibility of other VMware products.
Then go download the VCSA 7.0 ISO if you haven’t already and lets get started with the upgrade!
Earlier this week I received a notification from my Synology NAS that a hard drive was failing. Right now in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic, one thing I don’t need is my NAS down and the kids and wife unable to watch any shows or movies.
Luckily for me Synology has made drive replacement a breeze. Here is how to easily and very quickly replace a failed hard drive in your Synology NAS.
Some pretty big news coming out of VMware today. The announcement of VMware vSphere 7 to become available May 1, 2020! One of the biggest item coming out of this news so far is that vSphere 7 will come in two options.
The first being vSphere 7 as we all have known it to be for years and then the second being vSphere 7 with Kubernetes which will be available through VMware Cloud Foundation and is a new generation of vSphere for containerized applications.
Other notables is that the flash based vSphere client is FINALLY no more! From here on out, only the HTML 5 will exist. vCenter Server on Windows will also finally be put to rest and new deployments of vCenter server will be done using the tried and tested vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) based on PhotonOS linux.
Here is a quick and easy way to convert a VMDK to OVF file format using the OVF Tool from VMware.
- First download and install the VMware OVF Tool for your operating system.
- Open a command prompt as Administrator and navigate to the OVF Tool install directory:
cd C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool
- Next, type in the following command to convert VMDK to OVF:
After a few minutes time you should you should see a “Transfer Completed, Completed successfully” message and your VMDK to OVF file conversion is complete and ready for use.
Recently got my hands on a Synology DS1819+ which offers a number of great features, one of which is the ability to support 32GB memory! Giving me more than plenty of resources for all kinds of Docker containers, virtual machines, and Synology applications.
In this quick guide I’ll detail how to upgrade your Synology DS1819+ to 32GB of RAM.
- Philips screwdriver
- Kingston KSM24SED8 RAM Modules
- Crucial 32GB kit (some users have reported issues with this brand)
Have you ever forgotten the root password on your VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) or let the password expire before changing it?
This is exactly what happened to me in one of my lab environments and in this post I’ll show how to quickly and easily reset the VCSA root password.
Lately I’ve been asked or seen questions regarding how to backup a WordPress site or VPS server. I know many use WordPress plugins, though I’m not a fan of this process.
My answer has always been that I use a script that backups up my website files and databases to an AWS S3 bucket. While I’ve shared the scripts with a few people that have asked, I figured I’d make a post and share the information with everyone.
In this post I’ll share my setup on how I backup all the VPS servers I manage to Amazon S3 buckets.