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It’s colo time baby!

the structure of this post was totally not stolen from MonsterMuffin (<3 bb)

After a recent power bill reminded me that Servers were not free to run, but rather pulled some rather big power costs behind them, I decided to downsize.

My initial Plan involved selling 3 of m...

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IPv6 and online.net

The experimenting

Shoutout to /u/dantho and /u/CBRJack for helping me with this

I've recently started to mess around with IPv6, mostly for the reasons of being future-proof (somewhat), a lot of free addresses and also cause it seemed interesting. Now at home I already h...

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It's been a day since vSphere 6,5 came out, and sysadmins all over the world have been updating their test systems. This works really well if you update to vCenter 6.5 first, since it has the Update Manager integrated.

Upgrading to ESXi 6.5 worked fine on my Dell R710, which was running ESXi 6.0u2...

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What we're going to do in this Part

Continuing on from last part, we're going to provision VMware's ESXi. Since ESXi is based on Linux, we can actually do this without a separate server or special configuration, we just need a few files.

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This weekend I decided to upgrade my Foreman to 1.12, which finally supports Puppet 4. I was pretty excited for this, since I always try to run the latest software since April 2015. I used this guide to upgrade my Puppet install since Foreman still supports Puppet 3, and won't force you to upgra...

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