Category Archives: Virtualization

Purchased Case

Finally found the case I want on Amazon. It is the SilverStone CS380B case. I will do a review on it when it gets here. I have some trepidation, not sure it will cool well. Hoping to use it as … Continue reading

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Rolling Back

Working from home, but still truly working. Anyway I been fighting with Cisco for the better part of this week. They kept telling me that it was a firewall issue, our networking team said it was not. I was so … Continue reading

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Consolidating ESXi hosts

Been working on getting rid of one of my ESXi hosts. Shutting it down, and leaving it decommed. The web site this blog is on was moved today, a lot of VMs on this host but the new site has … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings 2020

Today was the start of daylight savings. It was the spring forward of 2020. Nice having a later sunset. Looks like my server consolidation project is delayed. In order to get full cut over, I need to get two more … Continue reading

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Disappointed With File Server Performance

Just ran some numbers on my new file server, not much of a jump in performance This is the Old Server Running warmup… Running a 400MB file write on 5 times… Iteration 1: 95.27 MB/sec Iteration 2: 72.43 MB/sec Iteration … Continue reading

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Installing Plex Media Server

Installing plex media server is one of those things that is so easy, I forget that most people don’t know how to do it. So I put together a quick video on how to do it. Also this morning I … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up Some VMs

Been going through my inventory of VMs and I think there are a bunch that I can combine to decomm. Hoping to lower the amount of VMs I got running. Also looking at replacing some services with a rasperry pi. … Continue reading

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Fast Build Of Servers

Was able to spin up a bunch of CentOS 7 servers quickly on AWS for a tutor session tomorrow. Amazing how fast I can spin a bunch up. Just needed to keep the AMI updated. Same weight as yesterday. Weight: … Continue reading

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Interesting Day

Lot happened today First thing was High School Cross Country, it started today. It was in Tahoma, haven’t seen a race there in 4 years. Had a bar b q there after wards. Went home to take a nap, went … Continue reading

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Self Inflicted Network Outages

Network is weird when you incorrectly wire something. Looks like when I have a spanning tree issue, ESXi or the Firewall goes in to some sort of protective mode. The firewall goes bonkers for a bit, a reboot doesn’t fix … Continue reading

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