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I’m going to Cloud Field Day 6!

By | 2019-09-17

What is it? Tech Field Days are multi-day presentation type events geared towards connecting companies that have an interesting product with “independent thought leaders/bloggers/writers/pod-casters”… or as in my case “people who ask lots of dumb questions of smart people”. Tech Field Day runs several “field days” per year. Each one dedicated to a specific slice… Read More »

Using AWS Server Migration Service (SMS)

By | 2018-07-26

In my previous article I described how to establish a VPN connection between an AWS VPC and an on-premises datacenter. The next logical step is moving workloads up to the VPC! In this article we’re going to use AWS native SMS service to do just that. Pre-requisites for a VMware based environment here’s the tl;dr:… Read More »

Upgrading the Mistwire Network with new Ubiquiti UniFi gear!

By | 2018-02-11

My old Linksys E4200 has served me well for almost a decade… but it’s time to retire the old girl and get something made after 2010.  Every vExpert that I’ve talked to and most of my pro services friends & consultants have all said that Ubiquiti is the way to go… so this article is… Read More »

VMworld EU – Live from Barcelona Day 2

By | 2016-10-20

Hello All!     Another day at VMworld Europe and more information on what’s new in the VMware ecosystem. As their recent press release has made obvious, VMware has gone all in with making their ecosystem more developer friendly: REST-based APIs, Container Support, expanded PowerCLI to name a few.   vSphere 6.5 VMware vCenter Server® Appliance –… Read More »

VMworld EU – Live from Barcelona

By | 2016-10-19

Hello all,     There have been a lot of great announcements coming out of VMworld EU this week. Here are the exciting items that have been announced so far: vSphere 6.5 vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) A lot of great changes have happened to the vCSA over the past few years. It can now run significantly more… Read More »

More Homelab stuff

By | 2016-01-23

So the quarter rack came in, and it’s exactly as advertised. Good machining, the front and sides are both vented and removable. The removable hinges feel solid and not easily breakable. The front locking mechanism isn’t *great*, but that’s not a concern in my environment. It came with casters & leveling feet which were very… Read More »

New Quarter Rack for the Homelab

By | 2016-01-01

So I’m working on beefing up the home lab a little bit and I realized that I didn’t have a great place to put everything.  Ok, full disclosure, I’ve known for a while now that I’ve needed a place, but I’ve been too cheap to spend the $400+ for a quarter rack.  I’ve been getting… Read More »