Now that vSphere 6.7 Update 1 has been released, I jumped at upgrading one of my lab environments from 6.5 Update 2 (which was not a supported upgrade path until 6.7 Update 1), and I pretty much immediately ran into issues.

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For the first time since the Veeam Vanguard program was started, I’ll be able to join the Vanguard Summit! This event takes place next week (October 15th to 18th) in lovely Prague, Czechia.

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After playing around with Pi-Hole for a bit, and configuring some of my local clients to use it, I decided to go all in. I finally settled on an architecture and setup that looks like this.

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Pi-Hole is a nifty little software package that basically acts as a ad and tracking blocking server for your entire network. The installer silently fails on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver, since it can not install dependencies. That’s not good, but hey, there is an easy fix!

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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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About the author

Christian Mohn is a Senior Solutions Architect and Tech Lead SDDC for Proact in Norway.

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