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Synology: Creating a Remote Mount between two Synology NAS arrays

This post will walk through the steps create a remote mount between two Synology NAS arrays. Why would you want to do this? Well, read on...


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It’s no mystery that I run a homelab for personal and work purposes. I’m also lucky to own two Synology NAS arrays. My first NAS unit is a DS414. It’s a bit old, but it continues to hum along nicely. I need to make some time to upgrade the firmware on it. It’s still back on the 6.x firmware. As of the time I’m writing this post the latest firmware is 7.1.x. Stay tuned for post on how to do the upgrade. My other NAS unit is a DS1821+ This unit is great.…

How to Update Esxi 7.0u3d to 7.0u3k using vSphere Lifecycle_Manager

This post will cover how to update an ESXi host to 7.0u3k from 7.0u3d using vSphere Lifecycle Manager.


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vSphere Lifecycle Manager

Recently, I ran into an issue where I really needed to get my vSphere homelab upgraded to version 7.0U3k. More on why this was so urgent in a future post. However, I was still back on 7.0U3d. To get to 7.0U3 I used vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM). In case you missed it, vSphere Lifecycle Manager is built into vSphere 7.

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