VCSA 6.5 Fails to start.  File System and then Network Service errors.

VCSA 6.5 Fails to start. File System and then Network Service errors.

This is basically a repost of Paolo Valsecchi’s excellent blog post (http://nolabnoparty.com/en/vcsa-6-5-fails-to-start-file-system-check-and-network-service-errors/).  I ran into this issue today with a client and then commands are ... Read More

Giving Voice to the Smart Home

Giving Voice to the Smart Home

Voice is awesome in a home automation context!  Whether it is Voice control, voice notifications or even just music; I love it.  I believe it ... Read More

vSphere Enterprise licensing Plus Throw Back Thursday [2017 Update]!

vSphere Enterprise licensing Plus Throw Back Thursday [2017 Update]!

So the last time I posted about vSphere Enterprise licensing was in 2010!  At the time, Enterprise licenses were not available for net new purchasing.  ... Read More

My Smart Home – a LOOK at the parts that make up the sum.

My Smart Home – a LOOK at the parts that make up the sum.

I’ve put up a few posts about certain specific tech in the house <Check it out here> and some people have asked that I do ... Read More

Visualizing the Smart Home. Using Home Assistant, Fire Tablets and FloorPlan.

Visualizing the Smart Home. Using Home Assistant, Fire Tablets and FloorPlan.

I’ve been running Home Assistant for my home automation for almost 3 years now.  The system has grow quite large and the User Interface was ... Read More