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How to Delegate rights in the My VMware Portal

How to Delegate rights in the My VMware Portal

The MY VMware portal page is pretty useful. This is where you can get your organization's licensing, software downloads, and support cases. It is also ... Read More

VMware NFS has reached the maximum number of supported volumes

VMware NFS has reached the maximum number of supported volumes

NFS has reached the maximum number of supported volumes. That's the issue I ran into while building new hosts today at a client. You get ... Read More

VMware ESXi install fails on UCS C220 – Partition Error

VMware ESXi install fails on UCS C220 – Partition Error

While installing ESXi on some Cisco C220 blades, I ran into the following failure message:partedUtil failed with message: “Error: Can’t have a partition outside the ... Read More

Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

This week, Amazon Alexa Routines received two really nice upgrades.  The first was the ability to name your Routines something.  A small enhancement but super ... Read More

Creating a Website in Amazon Lightsail for ~4 Bucks

Creating a Website in Amazon Lightsail for ~4 Bucks

I have written before about my migration from Blogger to an Amazon EC2 instance and it was recieved very well by readers.  The EC2 instance ... Read More

vCenter 6.7 Upgrade failing during pre-checks on Stage 2.  [Internal Error]

vCenter 6.7 Upgrade failing during pre-checks on Stage 2. [Internal Error]

While doing a standard vCenter appliance upgrade from 6.0GA to 6.7U3, I ran into some weird issues.  The deployment of the new appliance in Stage ... Read More

How to add an SSL Certificate to Home Assistant (the old fashioned way)

How to add an SSL Certificate to Home Assistant (the old fashioned way)

So this blog post is mainly for ME to reference in about a year when I have to do this process again.   The certificate I ... Read More

How to Fix WiFi interference with WiFi Analyzer

How to Fix WiFi interference with WiFi Analyzer

If you have a Smart Home, access to reliable power and reliable internet are critical to the reliability of your IOT devices.  I’ve discussed and ... Read More

How to upgrade UCS firmware

How to upgrade UCS firmware

This week I spent some time upgrading UCS firmware for a client’s infrastructure.  All the firmware.  The BIOS, Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC), the MLOM ... Read More

How to Enable the Home Assistant System Health Component

How to Enable the Home Assistant System Health Component

This is a bite sized Home Automation post.  Some basic housekeeping I needed to do on my own system.  Today I finally enabled the System ... Read More