Archive for the ‘Geekery’ Category

vSphere 6.0 Released —

vSphere 6.0 was just released.  If you’re like me you’re excited, so to make life easier I’ve collected some important links.  Here you go.   ESXi 6.0 and related ISOs vCenter 6.0 for Windows and Appliance PowerCLI 6.0 vSphere 6.0 Replication Data Protection 6.0 VSAN 6.0 vRealize Automation 6.2.1 vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 vRealize Business […]

An update a long time in coming —

Holy crap.  New year meant a new job, and boy have I been busy.  I can’t believe I’ve been here for 2 months already.  Time is flying, and while it’s been fun, it’s been very, very, very busy. I love the new job, the work is very challenging, but it hasn’t left time for much […]

Markdown, Harp, and Me —

I’ve been trying to convince Nick to help me build the rlgeex wiki for about a year now.  Nick has been trying to convince me that Markdown is a better way of doing documentation for the last week or so.  Then he said something that made me re-think my position.  ‘If we do markdown we […]

Back in the saddle —

I took some time during my completely meeting packed day yesterday to work on vCenter, and finally got it all up and running on 5.5.  Rather than stand up a single large VM or multiple smaller VMs for vCenter, I decided to use an Intel i3 I had laying around.  This will allow me to […]

Around and Around we go… —

I learned a very valuable lesson the last few days.  When you’re trying to order new hardware for your lab, you should never do this while frustrated, or in a hurry.  If you do, you may find out you ordered the wrong equipment, and delay what you were in a hurry for in the first […]

New Hardware —

I’ve been putting off any work in my lab for a good 6 months now, so imagine my surprise when I finally sat down to upgrade to vSphere 5.5 disaster struck.  After building my first 5.5 host, and throwing 4 VMs on it (vCenter, SQL, Update Manager, and SSO) the host decided to lock up.  […]