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ESXi 7.0 Mid-August Update

Since my last post, there have been some developments. Booting from USB went from being inconsistent to being a non-starter. So, back to the old faithful hard drive boot. I have four internal 300GB SAS drives in a RAID-5 configuration. … Continue reading

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ESXi 7.0 Upgrade to Update 2 and iSCSI

I realized last night that in my efforts to get ESXi up and running, I had installed the original release of ESXi 7.0. Since I had taken Friday off work to take care of a few things that needed to … Continue reading

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Importance of Backups and Wednesday Trials and Tribulations

On Sunday, I upgraded my Synology DS216+II to DSM 7.0. I followed the DSM 7.0 reviews by Robert (Robbie) Andrews on NAS Compares and made the plunge starting with the DS216 – my backup NAS. Things went well so on … Continue reading

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Final Upgrades Completed – Only Tweaks Left

As it finally started warming up I noticed that our electric bill was not going down as expected. We use electic heat (for hot water as well and we have a heat pump) so one would expect that as temperatures … Continue reading

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OMG – Pelleys.com Was 20 in October

I just realized the I registered pelleys.com back on October 2, 2000….

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New Camera for wx.pelleys.com

Back in August, August 23rd to be exact, the camera for wx.pelleys.com died in the afternoon. It was a nice warm day. The camera, a Panasonic TK-C750C, was about 10 years old. That’s a pretty good age given it is … Continue reading

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Home Lab All Done – For Now

Back in August I posted on my latest updates to the home lab. At that time, I had added a new HP DL360p Gen8 to replace the old G7 for ESXi, added a UniFi Flex Mini for the office and … Continue reading

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Another Aide-mémoire – Renaming Files Based on Modification Time

I have a bunch of weather station time lapse daily web cam files (found here: Historical 24-hour WX Timelapse Videos) where the date of the web page index is the day after. This has bugged me for the past three … Continue reading

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Server/Network Upgrade – Almost at the End… For Now

Well, I’m almost at the end of the server/network upgrade for now. Since the last update, here’s where we are from the last update: I rebuilt the network configuration (about 85% of it). I had a weird problem with DHCP … Continue reading

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UniFi Adoption with Devices on Separate Subnet from UniFi Controller

This is, as always, is maybe more of an aide-mémoire for me, but may be helpful if someone else is searching for a solution… Here is the scenario: My UniFi devices are on a separate subnet from my UniFi Controller. … Continue reading

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