8. November 2021

irg-NET-Lab 4.0 U2

Welcome to the 2nd Update, which is actually quite large, I have added the Microserver Gen8 to the datacenter again because I still want to have a business separation between the production environment and the backup environment. From this update on we differentiate the 3 node cluster as Datacenter 1 and the standalone Microserver as Datacenter 2. I installed VMware ESXi 7.0 U1 on the […]

4. November 2021

How to install VMware Tools in a Debian VM

In this small tutorial I want to show you how to install the VMware tools in a Debian VM. VMware Tools is a set of services and components that enable various features in different VMware products for better management and seamless user interaction with guest operating systems. Open VM Tools (open-vm-tools) is the open source implementation of VMware Tools for Linux guest operating systems. For […]

26. October 2021

irg-NET-Lab 4.0 U1

In this update, I added another HPE DL380p Gen8 to the cluster. The Veeam backup server was virtualized and to have some security I added a USB 3.0 hard drive from Western Digital. I assigned this to the VM via USB passthrough and made it available as a backup repository. The HPE Microserver Gen8 was sold in return and Site A now has only one […]

20. October 2021

How to install VPN-Server with PRITUNL on Debian 10

Pritunl is a VPN server software based on the popular OpenVPN platform. In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up and use Pritunl on your Debian -based server. I encountered lots of misinformation on the internet during my installation, which made installing pritunl difficult. So you don’t have these problems, I’ve summarized the tutorial in an easy to understand way. Please remember, if […]

12. October 2021

irg-NET-Lab 4.0

Welcome to the 3rd major update of my Home Lab. In this update, I took care at the hypervisor, as vSphere 7.0 was finally released. In addition, I added another one to the HPE DL380p Gen8 with similar Specs except Ram. The update from vSphere 6.7 U3 to 7.0 was very easy, both the vCenter and the ESXi could be updated without problems. The new […]

6. October 2021

HPE MSA2040 – How to set static IP over CLI

If you want to set static IP over CLI for your HPE MSA 2040 please do following steps: Preparing a Linux computer before cabling to the CLI port although Linux operating systems do not require installation of a device driver, certain parameters must beprovided during driver loading to enable recognition of the MSA 2040 controller enclosures. To load the Linux device driver with the correct […]

5. October 2021

HPE MSA2040 Password Recovery / Factory Reset

I recently needed to reset the password on an HPE MSA2040 SAN to which I had physical access. It turns out this information was more difficult to find than I had presumed. The often recommended action is to contact HPE who will send a engineer on-site to reset the MSA password/settings. Don’t hesitate to do that if you have an active support contract. However, here […]

1. October 2021

Einladung 32. VMware TechUpdate

Das TechUpdate kommt zu Ihnen nach Hause: An vier Terminen vermitteln unsereExperten ihr Wissen online und stellen Ihnen wieder die neuesten Themen sowie dieaktuelle VMware-Produktpalette vor – wie immer praxisnah und anschaulich. TERMINE UND ANMELDUNG 04. November 2021 – 09:00 bis 15:00 Uhr26. November 2021 – 09:00 bis 15:00 Uhr01. Dezember 2021 – 09:00 bis 15:00 Uhr08. Dezember 2021 – 09:00 bis 15:00 Uhr Die […]

29. September 2021

VMware ALT+F1 no login prompt

There are four options available in VMware ESXi Host to work with its interface: Alt + F1 = To access the ESXi Shell or Console interfaceAlt + F2 = To access the ESXi Direct Console User Interface (DCUI)Alt + F11 = To switch to banner screenAlt + F12 = To switch the VMkernel Log Console In this article, we will discuss one issue respecting ESXi Shell or console […]

23. September 2021

How to Change Root Password in Ubuntu

The root user (or superuser) is a special user account that is present on all Linux and Unix-like systems. It has full access to every command and any resource on the system without any restrictions. If you are coming to Ubuntu from another Linux distribution, you may wonder what the default root password is or how to change the root password. By default, in Ubuntu, […]