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 (Dell customized) before. My DL380 G6’s however just threw the error Software or system configuration of host <hostname> is incompatible.
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 have IPv6, at least in theory. My home connection is a UnityMedia Cable Connection. This is running DS-Lite, so the whole aparetmeent complex has an external IPv4, and every flat has their own IPv6 space.
#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 my 1366-era servers and keeping the R410 as sole VM host. This brought it’s own headaches, like having to deal with moronic eBay buyers and manually having to fiddle with the partition table since it was a partition in a partition (don’t ask)…
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 upgrade. The guide in itself wasn’t too hard, so I was able to finish it within the hour.
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. === Table of Contents # Part 1: Getting Started Installing the OS Installing Foreman Settings Foreman up Creating our first VM Part 2: Deploying Windows 7/10/Server Installing and Configuring the WDS Server Installation and Basics of MDT 2013u2 Integrating it with Foreman (the Windows side) Integrating it with Foreman (the Foreman side) Deploying our first Windows VM Part 3: Deploying ESXi Preparation of the Source Creating templates Integrating it with vCenter Deploying our first ESXi Box Part 4: Getting Started with Puppet Part 5: Advanced Puppet Prerequisites # ** This is technically a continuation of the previous part, but since I redid most of my VMs, the hostnames are going to be different.