December 29, 2021

Five Traits of Highly Effective Solution Architects

The role of Solutions Architect is one of the most versatile, challenging, and rewarding positions I've personally had. I've worked alongside hundreds of such folks across roles and companies and think the…

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August 10, 2021

Goodbye (and Good Riddance) EC2-Classic

AWS has recently announced the retirement of EC2-Classic, albeit a year from now. For those that follow AWS, this is quite unique. They have an utter propensity to not depreciate or retire anything. Google…

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July 1, 2021

vSphere 7 Home Lab Build Saga – Complete Overhaul

One of my pandemic projects that may have gotten a bit out of hand was building a vSphere home lab. The initial plan was to simply upgrade a 7-year-old standalone ESXi server, but quickly turned into buying a…

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vCenter Won’t Start (Database Full)

There are a number of reasons that vCenter won't start. One really…

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