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
How do you upgrade a VMware ESXi host that VCSA is running on? well, you can not use VCSA VUM (vCenter Server Appliance, VMware Update Manager). In this case we have a chicken and the egg problem. This is due to maintenance mode required on the host prior to patching but maintenance mode requires VCSA

Cisco SG300 backup python script

New script published to GitHub, a Cisco SG300 backup python script used to backup my SG300’s in my home lab. The script uses Netmiko to handle the ssh connection. The configuration from each switch is saved to a TFTP server in my home lab. I’ll shortly be adding an alternative version of the script which
This post is a little war story about a time I helped out a friend of mine. My favourite movie for 2017 was John Wick Chapter 2. Not quite as good as the first movie but still awesome. In one of the  scenes Laurence Fishburn shouts “Somebody, please! get this man a gun” Just prior to Christmas a


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