In my home lab I decided to install 3 SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 SSD’s for VMware’s Flash Read Cache, this lets you accelerate virtual machine performance through the use of host resident flash devices as a read cache. Now please understand that these drives aren’t on the HCL so your mileage may vary.
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I have documented how to create a CentOS 7 VMware Gold Template for all the non-Linux admins out there.
Following the instructions below will yield a template ready for future installs that ensures you can deploy at speed.
All told this should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
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In the first three posts of my SCCM 2012 R2 posts I covered the Active Directory, SQL and Windows requirements to install Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 in a lab environment.
SCCM 2012 R2 Pre-requisite installs part 1 Covered Active Directory and Schema Extensions SCCM 2012 R2 Pre-requisite installs part 2 Covered SQL 2012 Additional Feature […]
In the first two posts on this multi-part blog post about installing Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 I covered the pre-requisites for Active Directory and SQL Server (Reporting Services). In Part 3 I am covering the requirements for the Windows OS for the SCCM 2012 R2 Site Server.
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In Part 1 of this multi-part post I detailed the Active Directory requirements for installing SCCM 2012 R2, in this post is the SQL Installation. In my lab I am going to be running this from an already existing SQL 2012 instance and I just needed to add the Reporting Services component to my installation, […]
With an ever expanding Windows estate in my lab (and being a former Microsoft SCCM Engineer) I decided that rather than downloading Microsoft patches to every single server in my lab I would install SCCM 2012 R2 and utilise a single source for my downloads. Now sure I could have just gone down the WSUS […]
Having installed vRealize Operations Manager a couple of times recently in my home lab I came across an error that initially caused me to rip out the lab and build it again changing the way my networking was being done. Why? Well the following error was being presented to me when I logged in to […]