How to update firmware on your Dell Servers

How to update firmware on your Dell Servers

This article feels like a ThrowBack Thursday post since this topic shouldn’t even really need to be discussed in 2018 but I’m writing it for ... Read More

Missing EMC VxRail nodes; VMware vCenter blissfully unaware.

Missing EMC VxRail nodes; VMware vCenter blissfully unaware.

I logged into my VxRail manager today and found the Overall System Health to be Critical.  Yikes! While digging into the Health tab, the VXRAIL ... Read More

Waze is the reason I dislike CarPlay now.

Waze is the reason I dislike CarPlay now.

I used to HATE CarPlay.  I mean, I hated the navigation experience in my Chevy Bolt enough that I was considering switching over to an ... Read More

Routine Tasks; Adding Tesla PowerWall sensors to my Home Assistant!

Routine Tasks; Adding Tesla PowerWall sensors to my Home Assistant!

<img width="1800" height="900" title="Tesla_wall" style="border: 0px currentcolor; border-image: none; display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Tesla_wall" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Wcg3ScYX3oE/W_Sfp-HCuOI/AAAAAAADu1s/EgGiCqR2Ta8AEv-9uytdxgGFUJzQU2UFwCHMYCw/Tesla_wall%255B4%255D_thumb%255B2%255D?imgmax=800" border="0" />More routine maintenance of my Smart Home.  This time ... Read More

Don’t neglect the Virtual Machine hardware!

Don’t neglect the Virtual Machine hardware!

Here’s a quick cautionary tale of a client who let their Virtual Machine Hardware get quite a few cycles out of date.   We were setting ... Read More

Screen sharing coming to Microsoft Teams!

Screen sharing coming to Microsoft Teams!

I’ve become a really big fan of Microsoft Teams.  I have been using it more and more within my organization as a way to collaborate ... Read More

Routine Tasks; Upgrading Home Assistant to Latest Beta!

Routine Tasks; Upgrading Home Assistant to Latest Beta!

Once you are running in Docker, upgrading Home Assistant (or rolling back for that matter) is really just a few clicks away.  The release cycle ... Read More

The end of the External VMware PSC.

The end of the External VMware PSC.

If you are still running an external Platform Services Controller (PSC), the clock is ticking on it.  A recent VMware architecture blog (VMware vSphere Blog) ... Read More

Cortana, Meet Alexa!

Cortana, Meet Alexa!

So this one gets filed under the I’m not really sure I need this file.  But that is because I have about 10 Echo devices ... Read More

Alexa Parental Controls: Enabling Explicit Filter mode

Alexa Parental Controls: Enabling Explicit Filter mode

Have you ever had Alexa play some inappropriate music throughout the house while the family was over? Fear not!  Amazon has released Explicit Filter mode! ... Read More