My vSphere 6.7 homelab upgrade experience

vSphere 6.7 was released several months ago, and I've been meaning to upgrade my homelab for a while now. vSphere 6.5 has been pretty rock-solid, but it's time for me to keep up with the Joneses. This post covers my upgrade process and experiences. vCenter Migration My original vCenter server was built straight on to version 6.5 when that first launched, [...]

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VI3 Reference Card

Never leave home without it. No, it's not an Amex card, it's the VI3 Reference Card written by Forbes Guthrie. A lot of things on this little gem pop up or are useful in the [...]

Speed Cameras

Why oh why do people slow down for speed cameras? On a dual carriageway with a central reservation the speed limit is 70mph. A speed camera on this road will only take your [...]

Remote Shutdown with PowerShell

Here's the scenario: You've just hit shut down in your remote desktop session. You're logged off Windows Server 2003 and your RDP session is closed. You wait a while and try [...]

Windows 2003 Cluster failover email

I've lost track of the number of clusters that I have implemented or supported over the last few years. With each edition of Windows server that comes out clustering has [...]

Beginning with Storage vMotion

Storage vMotion was introduced with ESX 3.5 about a year ago but for various reasons I've never had the opportunity or need to use it until now. The project that required its [...]