Monthly Archives: April 2014

Linux Desktop for VMware Administration

I recently replaced my daughters aging Toshiba laptop with a used MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro was much faster and she reallylikes working in OS X so it was a great fit for her needs. With the freeing up of … Continue reading

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VSAN in the home lab

Today I received the 3 mSATA drives I bought from eBay with some NCAA tournament winnings. I got the cheapest mSATA drives I could find which ended up being 32 GB Samsung disks for $25 each with free shipping. I … Continue reading

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Home Lab Updated

Since starting my new job at VMware I thought it would be a good idea to beef up my home lab a bit so I can test as much as possible at home. My lab had previously contained the following: … Continue reading

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Script to Install Cacti on a CentOS or RHEL 6.5 host

I while back I wrote a post about this script and it had since broken as some updates to RHEL/CentOS and rrdtool caused the script to crash. I updated it this weekend and verified it using a CentOS 6.5 x64 … Continue reading

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