Monitoring VMC – Part 1

As previously mentioned I have been working a lot with VMware Cloud on AWS and one of the questions that often crops up is around an approach to monitoring. This is an interesting topic as VMC is technicaly “as a service” therefore the monitoring approach is a bit different. Technically Continue Reading

NFS 4.1

Switching on NFS4.1 In the Homelab I like a number of Homelabers use Synology for storage.  In my case, I have two a 2 bay DS216+ and a 4 bay DS918 That I have filled with SSD’s NFS has been the prefered storage protocol for most people with Synology for two Continue Reading

Lab Storage

Lab Storage Update.   Since starting my new role with Xtravirt my Homelab has gone under a number of fairly significant changes.  At the moment its very much focused around the VMware stack and one of the things I needed was some more storage and especially some more storage performance.  With Continue Reading

Whats in my backpack?

I have seen a few posts online recently about the tools and technology people use on a day to day basis.    A few components that I have no one seems to have mentioned yet.  So I thought it was probably a good idea to share my list. I will Continue Reading

2FA

In this day and age, two-factor authentication (2FA)  is basically a must. I try and use it on any system that supports it. I have a Yubikey and I am a massive fan of this but not everything supports U2F and sometimes it’s not convenient.  I recently have seen an announcement Continue Reading