It was finally time to replace my old UniFi Security Gateway (USG) 3P with it’s shiny new brother, the Gateway Lite (UXG-Lite). The USG 3P has served me well over the last 5 or so years, but as the new UXG-Lite promises better throughput especially when enabling IDS/IPS it was time to replace it. In addition to the routing performance improvements, the UXG-Lite also offers WireGuard VPN support out of the box, which will allow me to get rid of my old L2TP VPN setup.

This is how I migrated my entire home network from the USG-3P to a new UXG-Lite, with minimal downtime.

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My employer, Proact, has a podcast called Let’s Talk Data and I have recently joined as permanent member of the panel after I’ve been a guest a couple of times before. Along with my colleagues Tony Gent and Christian Lehrer we dive into various IT-topics. This is a general IT podcast, as the tagline suggests; The Podcast for IT-professionals – by IT-professionals

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I was recently contacted by a customer that needed help with some vCLS VMs that somehow had gotten moved to a datastore and now resided on servers that they weren’t registered on.

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IKEA has a fun little LED lamp called UPPLYST which is shaped like a cloud. I’ve been using this lamp in the background of my video meetings from the home office for quite some time, but recently decided to have some more fun with it.

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At VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona I was lucky enough to be able to present my Down the Rabbit Hole With VMware Aria Automation Config session, and the good people behind vBrownbag has made a recording of it available on YouTube!

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My VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona week kicked off with a Partner Technical Leadership Forum at the Fira.

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Shodan Monitor is a service by shodan.io that allows for monitoring of IPs, networks or domains, based on your own definitions. In my case, I use it to monitor my home network public IP, and to alert me if there is anything strange going on, like new services or any other abnormalities. This is very useful, I get alerts both via a Slack Webhook and email, but as most residential connections I have a dynamic IP address from my ISP. It doesn’t change often, but it happens. My Shodan Monitor definition is based on an IP assignment, and all of a sudden I got notifications for things that were not present in my network. My public IP had changed, and I was now receiving alerts for someone elses network who had been assigned my old public IP. Suboptimal.

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I recently came across this message: The vSphere Distributed Switch configuration on some hosts differed from that of the vCenter Server. when I was going to upgrade some vDS switches. There were several complicated solutions presented to me via Google, but this is how I eventually managed to fix it easily.

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VMware Explore Barcelona 2023 is upon us and if you are travelling for the first time or just looking for some general tips about the conference, look no further. I previously wrote about my experience traveling to VMware Explore last year. It was my first trip to VMware Explore, which was also my first big convention. My tips will be a characterized by Explore being downsized last year before a lot of last minute registrations, so everything was very crowded.

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VMware Explore Barcelona 2023 is fast approaching, the 6th to 9th of November is only a little over a month away. The content catalog is now open for scheduling, and I’m lucky enough to have two sessions lined up this year.

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