As a vExpert for 2018 I get access to Ravello cloud services, what better to do then then continue the home-lab build I started last year. I’m by no means finished putting the lab together, however I have spent some spare time over the easter weekend starting to pull it together. The first component of […]
Tools, Resources and Progress If you’ve been following this series of posts (can you call two posts a series?), then you will have the tools, resources, tempates and scripts to; Deploy a new Network and subnet containing an IaaS AD controller into an Azure subscription. Deploy a new WindowsVM and perform a domain join operation. […]
The story so far. Tools installed and scripts configured! In the post we ran through the step by step creation of an IaaS AD controller, deployed to Azure using ARM and DSC. One of the elements that I didn’t focus in on was the heavy that was done during the IaaS AD controller deployment to […]
Quick Update I’ve been working with Ravello to build out a vSphere environment, but have had to put that on hold just for the moment to take a closer look at Azure. I’ve been working with Azure for a while in a hands off capacity that has been rewarding in the complexity, but lacking in […]
Cloud lab progress The cloud lab is progressing well. It is taking longer than I would like. However, it is providing me with valuable hands on time. I had to rework the design of the lab, this wasn’t down to technical limitations, it was down to performance. With the limitations in place on the Ravello […]
ESXi 6 installation part one of a cloudy Home-lab below is a step by step guide for running vSphere 6 ESXi inside Ravello cloud.
Home-Lab build Ravello responded! I have been granted a user account to create my home-lab build on the Ravello cloud service. What makes this so very cool for me, is that I know I’m going to be travelling a lot over the coming weeks and months. So I can effortlessly take my lab with me. […]
I like playing with technology. My Home-Lab used to be the office and a small instance of ESX 3 that I got running under VMware workstation when I was bored. When I worked for a large UK based hosting provider I got to work with interesting technology everyday. there where boxes and boxes of blades, […]