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RVTools Automation

Super Simple RVTools Automation Script

Here is a very simple RVTools Automation script written in PowerShell.  For anyone not familiar with RVTools, it’s a fantastic tool for managing your vSphere environment and available for free by Rob de Vey at RobWare. RVTools is a tool that displays a ton of data about your vSphere environment...

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DevOps Engineer Responsibilities

DevOps Engineer Responsibilities

A DevOps engineer responsibilities are mostly concerned about successfully automating code releases into production.  They work on a continuous deployment cycle and try to avoid any problems to IT systems in the approach. In the modern age of continuous deployment, DevOps engineers are a critical part of IT since they...

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TCPDump Commands

TCPDump Commands – TCPDump Cheat Sheet

TCPDump commands are probably the most useful networking tools on a server or networking device today.  It is a network sniffer that can capture the communications between multiple devices where you can collect data about how devices or applications are talking. Having a tool to troubleshoot those connections is critical...

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VyOS Basic COnfiguration for a Home Lab

VyOS Configuration and Installation

This post will cover the VyOS configuration for a home lab using a standard Zone layout. The installation and configuration should take about 1 hour. What is VyOS? VyOS is a forked version of the Vyatta router that was bought by AT&T in 2017. Since it was bought, Vyatta is...

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MS Hyper-V Laptop Lab

Free Windows Hypervisor Lab on your Laptop

Ever want to get more hands on experience with new technology but couldn’t afford the costs of an expensive home lab. Here’s what I did to build a Windows Hypervisor Lab on your Laptop for free!  I can now can build out very complicated DevOps configurations all within my virtual...

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Best Hosted Hypervisor for Home Lab

Best Hosted Hypervisor for Home Lab

Do you want to learn more about new technologies?  Then you need a personal lab.  Let’s review what your options are to install the best hosted hypervisor for your home lab. If you support IT for a living, learning new technologies becomes a big part of your life.  The best...

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ESXCLI Troubleshooting COmmands

VMware ESXCLI Troubleshooting Commands

We’ve all been there.  Server is disconnected from the vCenter and you have no idea what happened.  This post will show you the basic ESXCLI troubleshooting commands in order for you to get a handle of the situation and get things back up and working in no time. This post...

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Powershell ISE Template 1

Generic PowerShell Template #1

I am an organizational nut.  I believe a well-organized and properly documented Generic PowerShell Template will work better.  To that end, when I create scripts, I make sure I follow the same organizational structure every time. Each section is cleanly identified in the script and can be easily followed and...

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