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. […]

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 […]

Horizon Kubernetes

PostgreSQL Event DB Support in Horizon 2103

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Linux Security

Add RHEL 8 server to Active Directory

So there I was looking for which accounts I created on my test VMs. Because, of course, I didn’t use the same account name on all of the test clients. That would have made too much sense. With some of the changes to Windows 10 20H2 that I’ll talk about in another posting, I thought […]

Horizon Security

SAML Authentication with Workspace ONE Access: Part 4 SSL Configuration

This is the 4th part of my multi-part series on setting up SAML Authentication using the VMware Workspace ONE Access product. In this article, I will quickly cover the Secure Sockets Layer (or SSL) configuration I will be using. If you missed my earlier posts, you can review them here: Part 1: Preparation Part 1.5: […]

Horizon NSX-T

SAML Authentication with Workspace ONE Access: Part 3 Load Balancer Configuration

This is the 3rd part to my series on setting up SAML Authentication using Workspace ONE Access. During this article, we will configure the NSX-T Load Balancer for our Workspace ONE Access cluster. If you need to catch up, here are links to the prior articles in this series: Part 1: Preparation Part 1.5: Database […]

Horizon NSX-T

SAML Authentication with Workspace ONE Access: Part 2 Primary Node Deployment and Config

SAML Authentication with Workspace ONE Access Series Part 1: Preparation Part 1.5: Database Changes Part 2: Primary Node Deployment and Config Part 3: Load Balancer Configuration Part 4: SSL Configuration Part 5: Deploy Additional Nodes So, I was originally going to go over setting up the Load Balancer in NSX-T, but I’m having issues getting […]