Homelab

Eero Mesh WiFi Part 1 – My Selection Criteria and Tech Overview

It might be a surprise to some, but I have a tendency to be a bit of a Luddite when it comes to adopting new technologies around the home and office. Such was the case with my home WiFi network setup. Prior to searching for a more reliable solution to solve my home/office WiFi frustrations […] Read More

Quick Fix – No Datastores after ESXi 7.0 Upgrade on SuperMicro with Intel Based SATA Adapters

As usual, I like to jump right into software upgrades to test out new functionality (on none production systems of-course). With the GA of vSphere7 overnight, I went about upgrading my Homelab vCenter and ESXi host. The vCenter upgrade went well, but I ran into an issue after I upgraded the ESXi Host using the […] Read More

Released : Veeam PN v2…Making VPNs Simple, Reliable and Scalable

When it comes to connecting remote sites, branch offices or extending on-premises networks to the cloud that level of complexity has traditionally always been high. Networking has always been the most complex part of any IT platform. There has also always been a high level of cost associated with connecting sites…both from a hardware or […] Read More

Homelab : Supermicro 5028D-TNT4 One Year On

It’s been just over a year since I unboxed my Supermicro 5028D-TNT4 and setup my new homelab. A year is a long time in computing so I though I would write up some thoughts on how the server has performed for me and give some feedback on what’s worked and what hasn’t worked with having […] Read More

The One Problem with the VCSA

Over the past couple of months I noticed a trend in my top blog daily reporting…the Quick fix post on fixing a 503 Service Unavailable error was constantly in the top 5 and getting significant views. The 503 error in various forms has been around since the early days of the VCSA which usually manifests […] Read More

Connecting to Home or Office Networks with Veeam Powered Network

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on how Veeam Powered Network can make accessing your homelab easy with it’s straight forward approach to creating and connection site-to-site and point-to-site VPN connections. Since then I’ve done a couple of webinars on Veeam PN and I was asked a number of times if Veeam PN can be […] Read More

Homelab – Lab Access Made Easy with Free Veeam Powered Network

A couple of weeks ago at VeeamON we announced the RC of Veeam PN which is a lightweight SDN appliance that has been released for free. While the main messaging is focused around extending network availability for Microsoft Azure, Veeam PN can be deployed as a stand alone solution via a downloadable OVA from the veeam.com site. […] Read More

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