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
In preparation for watching Star Wars The Last Jedi I’ve begun watching episodes 4-7 (I have little interest in watching 1-3). Whilst watching Episode 4 – A New Hope C3PO asks Luke:  “Sir, If you’ll not be needing me I’ll close down for a while”. December is the time of year I ensure to take time off


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