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Adding ESXi 6.7 node to vCenter

In recent blog we installed the vCenter Server with the vSphere Client. Before we can add our ESXi hosts, we need to add a new Datacenter first. Click on the vCenter server and then add New Datacenter. You specify the name you want. However in the isolated lab environment it’s not really important. That feels […]

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VMWARE

Patch ESXi 6.7 on the command line

Within vSphere I see that the ESXi hosts are not up to date: There are two ways to this. Through the vCenter client or with the command line. In this article I will show you how it is done with the command line. Goto the VMware patch website and download the latest patch, or the […]

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Adding USB to Ethernet Adapater (UE300) to ESXi 6.7 host

Introduction The AMS8 lab has some Intel NUC8 (NUC8I5BEH) computers. These are really cool. The have “a lot” of power (8th generation of Intel Core Processor) and consume about 28 watt. They are also pretty small, 11x11cm (4x4inch) and because of this form factor only have one Ethernet port. In this blog I will show […]

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DOCKER

Install Docker to Fedora 31 Cockpit Interface

Since I have discovered the cockpit project I am a huge fan. It look so cool out of the box. For small tiny landscapes it might be all you need. But maybe with bigger landscapes and servers with docker it could become a full solution as well. It doesn’t match my “software defined everything” motto, […]

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VMWARE

Set static IP address in ESXI 6.7

Because the lab infrastructure is not full proof I decided to give my ESXI hosts a static IP address. This way I can use my own DNS and manually update manage this. I’ve read in the documentation that vmware is fine with DHCP addresses however I’m unable to set and resolve them at the same […]