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Developer Lab setup with Veeam’s new “Backup & Replication community edition”

I needed a way to create a lab ESXI environment for a Developer to put a copy of his server on the same subnet and frequently back it up. For the books this is definately a non-production learning & testing environment. Solution = Veeam's new backup & replication "community edition" = Free and works fine… Continue reading Developer Lab setup with Veeam’s new “Backup & Replication community edition”

Dell PowerEdge R320 Re-purpose for ESXI 6.7 (not quite..6.5)

Old (2013) PowerEdge server was not updating firmware through IDRAC \ LifeCycle Controller. Needed to list out my steps of what worked. The document shows the following: Popping off the cover of the server, tech specs, compatibility; wiping the drives, having difficulty getting firmware update,Directions on troubleshooting from my pad & what steps actually worked....… Continue reading Dell PowerEdge R320 Re-purpose for ESXI 6.7 (not quite..6.5)

Deploying a Basic vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 or 6.7

I had an issue with VCSA on an Essentials 3 host environment. VCSA stopped being backed up by Veeam Backup and Replication Essentials. Figured I'd spin up a new one. Here are the print screen steps that worked for deploying a new virtual appliance and how to migrate\juggle the licenses from old to new. Attached:… Continue reading Deploying a Basic vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 or 6.7

2014 -China Facility Network Upgrade

Company affiliate Upgrade July 18- 30th 2014 Our presence in Jiangmen, China was required at our affiliate manufacturing facilities to upgrade various network infrastructure. Below is the summary report of activities and photos that my co-worker and I maneuvered. Upgrading site email, active directory/file server,SonicWall endpoints as well as microsoft clients (in Mandarin!). This situation… Continue reading 2014 -China Facility Network Upgrade