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VMware Cloud on AWS expands to three additional…

VMware Cloud on AWS expands to three additional AWS regions across three continents VMware Cloud on AWS expands to three additional… VMware Cloud on AWS delivers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud service that extends on-premises vSphere environments to a VMware SDDC running on Amazon EC2 elastic, bare-metal infrastructure that is fully integrated as part of […]

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Lenovo ix4-300d SSH, root home directory and cronjobs

Couple of weeks ago I got my hands on 3 Lenovo ix4-300d storage boxes. These boxes are no longer produced and sometimes you can get them really cheap. First I had plans to use them as iSCSI storage for my home lab but the performance is not good enough. Therefore I decided to play around […]

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Get all guest IPs of all your Virtual Machines using Powershell

This is a small powershell script to get all Guest IPs from all virtual machines $VCENTER=”10.1.1.3″ Connect-VIServer -Server $VCENTER $vms = Get-VM | Sort $file = “c:\ip_list.txt” foreach ($vm in $vms){ foreach($ip in $vm.Guest.IpAddress){ Write-Host “$vm $ip” “$vm $ip” | Out-File -FilePath $file -Append } } Disconnect-VIServer -Server $VCENTER -Confirm:$false -Force:$true

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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express-HD-Dock and SD card adapter for my MacBook Mid 2014

I own a MacBook 13 Retina (Mid 2014) which I use for all my activities around my VMware Homelab. Now it was time to extend and improve the usability. Therefore I bought a Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express-HD-Dock. This dock reduce the amount of cable which I have to plugin into my MacBook from 5 to […]

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Alternative Setup of a VMware Homelab

My planed new Homelab requires a lot of space due to the fact of the size of the components. But what if someone would like to have a Homelab but does not have the space in the office. One option would be to run a fully virtualized Homelab but this is limited to the resources […]

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Homelab upgrade and Options to install a SSD into the HP Microserver Gen8

I started to plan the upgrade my current homelab from 1x HP Microserver Gen8, 2x HP Microserver N40L and a Netgear 24 port switch. The only part which I will keep is the HP Microserver Gen8 it has already 16GB of memory and a HP SmartArray P410 with 512MB Cache module incl. battery. This machine […]

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vCenter Appliance Webclient HTML5 consoles

I use the vCenter appliance as console proxy to access virtual machine consoles using HTML5 without a direct connection to the ESXi hosts. In vSphere 5.1 this was possible with a hidden configuration in the webclient.properties file. This configuration has changed in vSphere 5.5 and is now official available. /var/lib/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties html.console.enabled = TRUE html.console.port.ssl = […]

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Vintage Computer …

Today I got a couple of nice old Apple Macintosh computers.

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Again long time no post …

Sorry for long time not posting new stuff. I was extremely busy at work which ended in a long phase of sickness. But now it starts changing got new tasks and responsibilities in the companies cloud area. It’s the management of an internal Amazon like cloud. Real interesting topics with a lot of new challenges. […]

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Memory leak in VDR 2.0

Yes there is a memory leak in the current Version of VDR 2.0. After some days the VDR crash’s with the Message “Out of Memory”. Get PID of datarecovery process ps -ef | grep datarecovery Check with pmap to display information about the address space of a process pmap -x PID Search for “anon” messages. […]