Veeam 100 Summit Recap

I'd like to first thank Rick Vanover, Madalina Cristil, Nikola Pejková, Aubrey Galen, and everyone at Veeam for their efforts and support leading into the Veeam 100 Summit. It's a HUGE undertaking that requires many levels of coordination and I owe everyone a BIG THANK YOU for providing such an incredible and engaging experience. This... Continue Reading →

How to Upgrade from ESXi 7 to 8

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to upgrade your ESXi host from version 7 to version 8 via Putty. If you don't have Putty installed on your local workstation, please click here to do so. In order to successfully establish a Putty session into your ESXi... Continue Reading →

Deploying VMware vCenter 8

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to deploy VMware vCenter 8. Please keep in mind, I currently have an ESXi Host on a Dell PowerEdge R720 running version 7.0.3 on build number 20328353, also known as ESXi 7.0 Update 3g. Also, you should always check VMware's Compatibility... Continue Reading →

How to Create a WordPress Instance in Amazon Lightsail

For today’s blog post, I'm going to provide the steps required to create a WordPress Instance in Amazon Lightsail. Use cases for Amazon Lightsail include launching simple web applications, create custom websites, build small business applications, and the ability to spin up test environments. Please keep in mind, an Amazon account is required. Log into... Continue Reading →

Amazon Lightsail

One of the many benefits to becoming an AWS Community Builder includes receiving promotional AWS Promotional Credits. The advantage to having these credits is the ability to use them to learn more about various AWS Products and Services. For today's blog post, I decided that's it's time to learn more about Amazon Lightsail. This post... Continue Reading →

Veeam 100 Summit

My first and only in-person Veeam Vanguard Summit (now the Veeam 100 Summit) was in 2019. I am extremely fortunate and blessed to have been a part of this awesome program since then, and I am very excited to reconnect with many of my fellow Veeam Vanguards and friends from Veeam for the Veeam 100... Continue Reading →

How to Update to vSphere and ESXi to Version 7.0.3U3f Build Number 20036589

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to update my ESXi and vSphere 7 environments to version 7.0.3U3f, build number 20036589. Release notes for VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3f can be found here. Below is a screenshot of my current environment (Update 3e, build version 19898904) prior to Update 3f.... Continue Reading →

Your Path You Must Decide

As I shared with you in April 2021, I'm blessed. Like extremely blessed!! We all have our ups and downs, but persistence pays off and I'll get back to this later in this post. First and foremost, thank you ThinkOn. You believed in me (in more than one way) and I'll forever be thankful for... Continue Reading →

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