While setting up a new Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver VM (which will be used for Grafana and InfluxDB), I ran into a small issue where the /etc/apt/sources.list was close to empty

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VMware has opened the session builder for VMworld Europe 2018, and quite a few sessions are already fullly booked. Don’t despair though if you session is full, there is still a chance that some sessions will get additional slots, as well as the possibility for walk-ins at the time of the sessions. Odds are that quite a few people who have scheduled a given session doesn’t show up and that will open up slots for those waiting at the door.

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How to fix Error: Git must be installed and in your PATH! with Homebrew in macOS 10.14 Mojave.

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Software Recommendation: LuLu is a small, shared-source macOS firewall that’s finally reached v1.0. Unlike other macOS firewall solutions, LuLu is 100% free, with no ads and no trial version. I’ve been using it on my home Mac Mini for a while, and it works perfectly.

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I’m very happy to announce that I can now confirm that Headshot Studio @ VMworld will happen! Mainly due to Tom Dodds and 10ZiG, who has stepped up as a sponsor! This means I’ll be able to set up a small headshot studio, complete with multiple light sources, a background, and softboxes! Huge thanks to both Tom and 10ZiG!

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Another must-have book for system administrators and architects has been published! Designing Risk in IT Infrastructure By Daemon Behr This book wil help you understand what risk really is, a variety of different risk factors and how to mitigate them. Do you know what risks exist for a given solution, and why?

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Over the last couple of weeks an idea started to form, an idea that would try to combine two of my passions; The vCommunity and photography. In short, the idea is to set up some kind of mini-studio at VMworld Europe, and offer free headshots to those who might be interested.

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VMware Cloud on AWS (vSAN) utilizing Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is an interesting one. Being able to independently increment storage in the VMC without adding compute nodes is a feature that has been missing, until now.

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VMworld 2018 US is upon is, and as per usual this means a lot of new announcements. One of them is vSAN 6.7u1 which comes with a bunch of new and useful features. This release mainly focuses on improved operations and maintenance, with a bunch of nice new additions.

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Another VMworld, another vSphere announcement. As all new releases, vSphere 6.7u1 comes with a bunch of new features and capabilities — yay, finally feature complete HTML5 client!

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