We’re all lazy, aren’t we? If you think about it for a second, everything you do is more or less aimed at making your life easier, simpler and less-time consuming. Think about your last project. What were you more concerned about: polishing every little detail or maybe getting some stuff done as soon as possible due to an incoming deadline?
Essential network components are sometimes the hardest to configure without knowing the basics. When I first started working on a virtual environment, I didn't even know I had to setup networking! It took me weeks to understand fully how all the VMware "parts" speak to each other. The vKernels, vSwitches, vLANs versus VLANs... yeah, that's a story for another time.
For now, let's talk about the basics. In this post I'll quickly walk you through the process of setting up a virtual router (vRouter) - a Linux VM responsible for most of your internal virtual networking. Once we have that up and going, we can continue our journey through the exciting world of virtual networking inside both VMware vSphere and Hyper-V.
You've lost your ESXi root password. Simple as that. You might not like it, but that's the world we're living in. It's your fault, you know it, the world will never be the same unless you quickly open up your browser and look for a solution. Take a deep breath, because that's gonna be tricky (...as tying your shoes).
This year I got invited to speak at Ireland VMUG on Friday February 2nd. I have to admit I was quite nervous about it as I always considered presenting at VMUG a great honor - especially for someone as me; not really known in the industry... yet