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.
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.
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.
VMware has just announced the release of Site Recovery Manager 8.2. There are a number of new items in SRM 8.2, such as enhancements to the HTML5 user interface, support for vSphere 6.7 Update 2, but most notably is Site Recovery Manager 8.2 virtual appliance!
No more Microsoft Windows license needed! The SRM 8.2 virtual appliance runs on the Photon OS distro, which is similar to what the vCenter virtual appliance has been running on for years now.
If you’ve ever wondered how to install a Let’s Encrypt certificate on a Microsoft IIS server than this post is just for you.
Let’s Encrypt has always been pretty easy to setup on a Linux box and not so much on the Windows side. Thankfully, there are now nearly a dozen different tools that make adding a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate to a Microsoft IIS server just as easy.
In this post we’ll be focusing in on, and using the Windows ACME Simple (WACS) solution. Mostly because it’s so easy to use, how easy? Well lets take a look!