Over the past couple of years that I've been running this site, I have changed several aspects of my hosting setup with Ghost – the application that runs my blog. One example of this is my migration away from the traditional installation route and embracing the containerized version of the application.
I figured it's time to join the current decade and explore software defined storage [https://www.netapp.com/data-management/workflow-automation/what-is-software-defined-storage/#:~:text=Software%2Ddefined%20storage%20is%20an,automatically%20adapts%20to%20new%20demands.] options, particularly ZFS [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS]. Until now, my storage stack has consisted entirely of
From time to time, you may be greeted with the following message when logging into your vCenter appliance, letting you know that your appliance needs updating: Today's post will walk you through the simple process of updating your vCenter appliance to the latest version. Prerequisites As always, I would strongly
A while back, I showed you how to back up your VMWare virtual machines [https://tcude.net/backing-up-your-homelab-with-veeam/] with Veeam. While the vast majority of my lab operates within VMWare's vSphere, I do have one bare metal Linux installation – my Plex server. For those who are unfamiliar with the term
Introduction – What is Rclone? Rclone is a fantastic and free command-line tool to manage files in cloud storage. It has the capability to work with over 40 cloud storage products and is much more feature rich and and powerful than the traditional web interfaces that most cloud storage providers offer.
Intro: In the past, I've covered many different topics pertaining to vSphere and other VMWare products but I recently realized that I haven't ever covered how to patch an ESXi server. Patching ESXi, just like any other system, is important to fix bugs and security vulnerabilities as they are discovered.
Introduction Downloading and using docker containers with docker compose is a very easy process and, continuing in that trend, the same can be said for updating your docker container with it. Prerequisites It is important to note that during the container update process, unless you specifically have persistent volumes [https:
Introduction This document covers the installation process of Magento 2.4.2 on an EC2 instance of Ubuntu 20.04 Prerequisites Before beginning the installation process, you must create an account at https://magento.com/ After creating an account, acquire your public and private keys, needed for a later step,
A while back, I wrote up a post [https://tcude.net/creating-an-ansible-playbook/] showing how you can easily and automatically update your servers using Ansible. More recently, I've started to familiarize myself with AWS and have been tinkering with EC2 instances. Having become accustomed to easily updating all of my server