A few months ago, I transitioned from Proxmox back to VMWare. My shift was mostly motivated by a discovery that the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools associated with VMWare are much more robust. Currently, I'm leveraging Hashicorp Packer and Terraform to shape my infrastructure within VMWare. Here's a brief breakdown:
Introduction In a previous post, I covered the process of creating an instance of Nginx to help you more conveniently access your internally hosted apps and services. Assuming you followed that guide, you might have encountered something like this when trying to access an internal site: This is your browser
As a promised follow-up to my previous post, today I will outline the process necessary to set up and utilize HashiCorp Terraform within Proxmox. To preface, Terraform is an infrastructure as code tool, letting you spin up, modify, and destroy infrastructure. Terraform is extremely versatile, utilizing Terraform Providers to interface
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 options, particularly ZFS. Until now, my storage stack has consisted entirely of hardware raid arrays, or, better yet, no array or redundancy at all in the case of my Plex media server. ZFS, in particular, interested
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
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 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,
💡Last updated: 10/20/23 Introduction Leveraging Docker Compose simplifies the process of managing Docker containers, including their updates. If you've already acquainted yourself with downloading and using Docker containers, updating them will be a breeze. Prerequisites * Data Persistence: One crucial aspect to remember is the potential data loss during