Create iSCSI datastore in ESXi

This is how to create an iSCSI datastore in ESXi. In my case, I got a QNAP which allows for iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) connections to the storage. Briefly, iSCSI is a layer on top of TCP/IP that uses an initiator to connect to a target. This protocol can go over normal ethernet. …

List Veeam VM backups w/Powershell

How to list Veeam VM backups with PowerShell? Recently I came across a use-case where you may want to list out all of the Virtual Machines (VMs) backed up with Veeam. If you have multiple Veeam servers that backup 100’s of VMs, creating a list of VMs and which server has their backups is useful. …

Review of The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style is an English collaboration that spans decades. It originated from William Strunk Jr. to aid his students at Cornell. Decades later, a prior student named E.B. White edited a version for the public. This fourth version adds a glossary of grammatical terms and adds modern examples. The book starts with rules …

Review of The Richest Man in Babylon

‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ is written by George S. Clason and dates back to the 1920’s. Clason issued a series of pamphlets that were short stories penned with a biblical writing style. These became “Babylonian Parables” that were formed into this book. Keeping that in mind, each chapter aims to put forth a financial …

IT Interview Questions

Recently I have been a part of a few interviews and have had to prepare some IT interview questions for candidates. I thought I would post them here for future use and in case anyone wants to use them. I’m not posting answers for the questions. My method is to let the answer for a …