I have moved away from using CentOS and/or Ubuntu for running Docker containers. My OS of choice for the last few years has been PhotonOS. I generally have my containers config and log files in the Host OS, but have not been dealing with the growing size in an automated way. That changes now! I don’t want my partitions to fill up with logs!
I have gotten into the habit of disabling password expiration on linux systems in my lab environments because often times, when dealing with VMware products, these are set to a year or less. Of course forgetting about an expired password can lead to other issues and time troubleshooting.
During a recent upgrade of VCF 4.1 to 220.127.116.11 and then on to 4.2, I found myself in a bit of an unsupported situation due to the use of a build that was not part of the VCF 4.2 Bill Of Materials (BOM).
Symptom: SDDC Manager 4.2.0 will not apply the 4.2 update to the ESXi hosts even though the Update 18.104.22.168 bundle for VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 1d has already been downloaded.