This post details my experiences getting the GNS3 VM on ESXi to work with 802.1q. I’ve been using the GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation for years, so far I’ve been unable to get virtual devices on the GNS3 VM to link to external networks using 802.1q. From my research I believed the issue to be
This is a follow up post to the last one about backing up VMware host configurations. This post details how to Restore VMware ESXi Host Configuration. Restoring a configuration requires the host to be running the same product and build version that the backup was taken from. This was harder than I thought to work out
This post details a VMware ESXi host backups Python Script I use in my home lab. VCSA does not backup the configuration for the hosts it manages. Config items like vswitch, vnic, MTU settings, kernel interfaces and various other settings would be lost if the host fails. Re-building a host manually, especially hosts with complex
I’ve been slowly converting my bash scripts to Python. This post details how I solved an issue with executing Python scripts from crontab. Most of my bash scripts are scheduled to run daily using crontab and work fine. The first script I converted to Python was a bash script used to backup the configurations of my


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