Thoughts on the problems and solutions I work with every day, along with musings on random topics.
Adding New Operating Systems to Virtual Machine Manager
Virtual Machine Manager - The OS list is Incomplete
The list of Operating Systems for VMM is very out of date if you compare it to the list of VM types in VCenter (or reality, where we all like to … more
Self-Contained K8s Cluster - Base Platform
These are the build notes for a multi-master, multi-worker K8s cluster. The intent is to build from scratch a set of machines that provide HA for container access and control as well as … more
Fully Functional AD-Joined Debian Servers
My preferred platforms are Windows Server (for Windows applications obviously) and Debian (for Linux - which in my case includes Docker). However, I want a single username to be valid … more
Grafana - Solar Power Stats
I've had solar power for a couple of years now. The package included a Fronius inverter and a stack of panels; and while I made sure the the Fronius came with the WiFi adapter and at least some … more
End to End - Hyper-V Replica with Self-Signed Certs
You have a number of Hyper-V hosts which are either members of untrusted domains or are in workgroups, and you want to enable Hyper-V Replica for VMs on those hosts. You may not have an internal CA … more
Custom Protocol Handler
Have you ever wanted to define a link on a webpage to open a specific, different browser? Perhaps you have a corporate application that only supports Firefox (or Chrome) but your main application set … more
Fractal Define R5 - Compensated Review
Well, it’s the New Year. Seemingly endless feasting on mince tarts, ham, chicken and plum pudding is done and dusted, and the Christmas cake is disappearing like the relatives when you ask them to … more
Rescan all disks in a cluster
If you're adding storage to an existing cluster, you've probably found yourself logging onto each node and running diskpart to rescan volumes. You may even have had a dozen RDP sessions open, one per … more
Exporting/Importing all Scheduled Tasks with PowerShell
I'm just going to leave this here where I can find it in future.
$SchedRoot = New-Object -ComObject("Schedule.Service")$SchedRoot.Connect("COMPUTERNAME")$OutRoot = "C:\Temp\Tasks"$ … more
Win2012 - Storage Spaces: Rebuild == Gone?
No, don't fret - it just LOOKS like they're not there any more. By default Windows Server sets any storage space drives to manual attachment mode rather than auto-attach mode. To fix it we need … more