Deploy vRealize Automation with Lifecycle Manager (part2) – check your deployment

After you deployed your vRA environment you can start configuring it. However I would suggest to check your deployment first to see if everything is working fine. This is also a good way to determine a baseline of your environment. In case you missed my first part about the deployment you can find it here. … More Deploy vRealize Automation with Lifecycle Manager (part2) – check your deployment

Incompatible device backing specified for device โ€˜0′

Last week I needed a new virtual Microsoft cluster to install SQL on top of it. Something I already did quite a few times, but on that day I received the error “Incompatible device backing specified for device ‘0’”, when I tried to add the cluster disks to the second node. I was blown away, … More Incompatible device backing specified for device โ€˜0′

How to build my ESXi Home lab in the cloud (part4) – Deploy ESX’es

Today, in part 4 we will create our ESX’es. 1. Go to the tab VMs. You need to click on the โ€œ+ signโ€ if you donโ€™t see a list of available VMs to add. 2. Click on the โ€œ+ signโ€ next to the “Empty ESX”. 3. In the general tab we update the Name & … More How to build my ESXi Home lab in the cloud (part4) – Deploy ESX’es

My first VMUGBE+ event

The people following me on Twitter already knew that I was excited to go to this event. On Twitter I saw a lot of posts about other VMUG’s and it seemed like a really nice event where you learn and meet new people.Well it was all true ๐Ÿ™‚ 1. The event The event started with … More My first VMUGBE+ event

How to build my ESXi Home lab in the cloud (part3) – Deploy FreeNAS

In this 3rd episode we will configure our shared storage for our home lab.We will take care of that with a FreeNAS VM which is available in the Ravello repo => linkSearch for FreeNAS and click on “Add to Library”. 1. Create the FreeNAS VM 1. We go to the tab VMs. You need to … More How to build my ESXi Home lab in the cloud (part3) – Deploy FreeNAS

How to build my ESXi Home lab in the cloud (part2) – Deploy DC

In this second part of my blog we’ll configure our networking and build our first windows server that will function as our DC / DNS / NTP / …. 1. Create an application 1. In your Ravello dashboard you go to Applications and click on “Create application” 2. You give your application a name and … More How to build my ESXi Home lab in the cloud (part2) – Deploy DC