So I upgraded my lab workstation recently and it is running Windows 10 Professional. I installed VMware Workstation 16 PRO and it works fine. It is great for a lab, especially when you need to install a entire vSphere environment. This is because VMware Workstation is great at nested virtualization. My problem started when I… Read More


Attempt to resolve the connectivity problem. If you can restore connectivity, isolated nodes rejoin the cluster automatically and the Active node starts serving client requests. If you cannot resolve the connectivity problem, you have to log in to Active node’s console directly. Power off and delete the Passive node and the Witness node virtual machines.… Read More


I wanted to circumvent my residential FIOS with my one dynamic public ip in my home lab without upgrading to a commercial account with Verizon. Right now I’m enjoying 1Gig up and down. One look at commercial prices and its a small fortune for static ip’s and the same residential speed.. I had the idea… Read More


Share Code from any Device Trinket lets you run and write code in any browser, on any device. Trinkets work instantly, with no need to log in, download plugins, or install software. Easily share or embed the code with your changes when you’re done.… Read More


CLOUDRON is a platform that makes it easy to run and maintain web apps on your server. Save $30 with this Referral Code: 61ea681e4f5547a5 https://www.cloudron.io/ cloudron.io This software automates your domains dns when creating sub domains. It automatically takes care of TLS and SSL certificates through Let’s encrypt’s https://letsencrypt.org API. It also connects to your… Read More


In order to reset the password for the default web interface user: admin@local first ssh into the virtual machine or host using the “consoleuser” user. If you are also missing this password you can login as support as well. Once logged in switch to the consoleuser using this command: then type at the prompt enter… Read More


Sooo if you have been following this blog you may have heard of network virtualization.  Today I own it! Installing it! Documenting it! Thanks to my recent opportunity to work with some great people at a great company; our clients are demanding more and I am going to lab this and take you along the… Read More


I haven’t posted here in quite a while.  I have recently been brought onto an amazing opportunity to work with some great people at a new tech startup and we are working on some very interesting projects. Creating customized Linux solutions, that include openvswitch, network virtualization, service chaining and much more. It’s a challenging endeavor… Read More


Many times when building a website, you want to limit access to some content or folder or the whole website.  For instance you may have a “Downloads” section that you want to give access to selectively. Here is an easy way to make Apache web server ask for a username and password when someone tries to gain… Read More