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Security Windows 10 Windows 11

Security Advisory: Update PowerShell 7

Microsoft is advising system admins to update any systems that have PowerShell 7.0 or 7.1 installed due to another vulnerability that has been identified. Details on what the issues are can be found here and here. Versions 7.0.8 and 7.1.5 were released this past week that fix the two vulnerabilities. Here is the downside: The […]

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Horizon vSphere / vCenter Windows 11

Prepare HomeLab for Windows 11 Desktops

With the release of the newest Microsoft desktop operating system, many of you are going to want to play with hosting in your #HomeLabs. As I started looking at the various documentation sites on what is required to run Windows 11, I found there were a couple things that I needed to accomplish first before […]

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Hardware

The New Addition to the HomeLab

So I had mentioned previously that I was looking for a new server to help reduce the overall electric usage in the apartment. Unfortunately, I live in an area with progressive electric bills and I was well on my way to having a $1000 monthly electric bill by the end of the summer. I did […]

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Development JavaScript SharePoint

SharePoint Framework Dev Challenges

Hello again! It’s definitely been a while since I’ve posted something. A lot has been going on with work and at home, some of which I’ll share in upcoming posts. One of the new forays I’ve made has been to look into solving some work problems using Microsoft’s SharePoint Framework. Using SharePoint Designer or InfoPath […]

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Hardware VMware vSphere / vCenter Windows 10

10GbE with TRENDnet TEG-10GECTX and VMware Workstation

So there I was…isn’t that the way it usually starts out with these things? My desktop PC is a great beauty. I built her in late 2018 to provide a solid baseline for light development, gaming, and virtualization with VMware Workstation. She has an Intel i9-9900K processor with 64GB of GSkill TridentZ RGB 3200 memory. […]

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Ansible Linux Security

Update Debian/Ubuntu with Ansible

So we all know the pain that is keeping multiple systems patched and updated throughout the month. If you have the *pleasure* of having to do that manually, then I may have a possible solution for you. Ansible is an Open Source project overseen by RedHat and the basic tooling is available for free. Originally […]

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Horizon Kubernetes

PostgreSQL Event DB Support in Horizon 2106

So as I was building my #HomeLab Horizon infrastructure (again), I decided to go with the latest 2103 release. As mentioned previously, I planned to host my events database in a Kubernetes-hosted database server. I was getting ready to deploy the MS SQL Server pod when I came across an interested note in the Release […]

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Kubernetes

Calico CNI on Kubernetes 1.21+

So I decided to go back and build a simple small “native” Kubernetes cluster on my #HomeLab network. I’m using my NFS server as my Cluster Master node. I created another 2 nodes using Ubuntu 20.04. I looked into using VMware’s NSX Container Plugin as my CNI provider. However, the configuration process was a little […]

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Hardware Networking VMware

HomeLab Upgrades

Well, I’m learning a painful lesson about running a #HomeLab environment 24/7: Electricity is Expensive! I had always heard electricity was more expensive in Korea, but after 3 consecutive months of a higher electric bill (well above average) I’m now a believer. Unfortunately, I need to find a way to cut the bill before the […]

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Security Windows 10

Native OpenSSH Client in PowerShell

So one of the nice little surprises after upgrading my desktop to Windows 10 20H2 (Fall 2020 Build) was the addition of a native OpenSSH client in PowerShell. I need to do some testing with all of my use cases, but I may be able to do away with the venerable PuTTY that has been […]