Running MS SQL Server 2017 on Ubuntu Server 16.04

Due to my need for a SQL server in my home lab, I decided to try Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Ubuntu Server. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I try and keep the Windows management and maintenance to a minimum in my home lab. I find managing linux systems much easier and […]

DNS for home lab

When building out a home lab one item on the infrastructure services list is Domain Name Service (DNS). I don’t think running DNS is an absolute necessity, but is very nice and helps when it comes to remembering server names. In order to “keep it simple” I decided to use BIND running on Ubuntu Server. […]

VMware Workstation 14 now available!

I’m excited for the release of VMware Workstation 14! I had purchased the VMware Fusion Pro 10 Collectors Edition Box Set at VMworld(Fusion 10-year anniversary). The Collectors Edition Box Set also includes Workstation 14 Pro NFR keys for Windows and Linux which wasn’t widely advertised at the store. Since I don’t own or use a […]

Installing the Horizon Client for Linux

Figured I’d start out my new blog by posting something fairly easy. Since I starting tinkering and running a Linux desktop at home a few years ago the installation process for the Horizon Client for Linux has evolved some. The first time I attempted the Client install on Linux was in 2014. This involved adding […]