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By: mhuppert | June 12, 2017

I completed my latest HomeLab journey: Stage XXIV: Infrastructure Upgrades


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PDUs and Internet Connection



PDUs

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By: mhuppert | June 08, 2017

I finished the next episode of my HomeLab / HomeDC journey: Stage XXIII: Cohesity

Cohesity is a really awesome solution. It is a relative new startup from Santa Clara, Silicon Valley.

I have written several postings on Twitter and on my blog. 


You can check my Cohestiy Virtual Edition Guide here.

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By: mhuppert | June 07, 2017

I completed the next episode of my #HomeLab / #HomeDC story. Stage XXII: NSX network virtualization.

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By: mhuppert | June 07, 2017

VCDX181.com - Stage XXI: vSAN 6.6 with 40GbE

VCDX181.com - Stage XXI: vSAN 6.6 with 40GbE

After installing my vSAN 6.2 based systems in Stage XX: vSAN All Flash it was time to update the environment again....Read More

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By: mhuppert | June 06, 2017

Part 2: SuperMicro SuperServer E300-8D deep dive - Michael Ryom

Part 2: SuperMicro SuperServer E300-8D deep...

In the last post, I wrote about the SuperMicro SuperServer E300-8D in comparison to Intels NUC series, but also covered networking and the reason for ...Read More

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By: mhuppert | June 06, 2017

I completed the next episode of my HomeLab / HomeDC journey Stage XXI: vSAN 6.6 with 40GbE

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I upgraded my IBM x3650 M4 servers with more NICs, RAM and Nvidia GPUs.

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By: mhuppert | June 02, 2017

Homelab – Lab Access Made Easy with Free Veeam Powered Network

Homelab – Lab Access Made Easy with Free Veeam...

A couple of weeks ago at VeeamON we announced the RC of Veeam PN which is a lightweight SDN appliance that has been released for free. While the main messaging is focused around extending network availability for Microsoft Azure, Veeam PN can be deployed as a stand alone solution via a downloadable OVA from the veeam.com site. While testing the product through The post Homelab – Lab Access Made Easy with Free Veeam Powered Network appeared first on VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE! .

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By: mhuppert | May 07, 2017

vcdx181.com - Actual State

vcdx181.com - Actual State

Actual HomeLab state

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By: mhuppert | March 29, 2017

VMware Homeserver - ESXi on 7th Gen Intel NUC (Kaby Lake)

VMware Homeserver - ESXi on 7th Gen Intel NUC...

Intel's 7th Gen NUC is currently rolled out and after a resolved issue with the NIC driver, it's time to take a look at their capabilities as homeserver running VMware ESXi. NUCs are not officially supported by VMware but they are very widespread in many homlabs or test environments. They are small, silent, transportable and have a very low power consumption, making it a great server for your homelab. I've posted a preview of the new models about 2 months ago. Gen7 NUCs are available with i3, i5 and i7 CPU.

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By: mhuppert | February 18, 2017

Update on Intel NUC 7th Gen (Kaby Lake) & ESXi 6.x — via virtuallyGhetto

Update on Intel NUC 7th Gen (Kaby Lake) & ESXi 6.x

Intel just started shipping their i3 7th Gen (Kaby Lake) Intel NUCs and no surprise, Florian of virten.net has already gotten his hands on a unit for testing. The Intel NUCs is a very popular platform for running vSphere/vSAN-based home labs, especially for their price point and footprint. Last week, Florian discovered from his testing that the built-in network adapter on the 7th Gen NUC was not being detected by any of the ESXi installers and had published his findings here.

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By: mhuppert | February 07, 2017

Homelab: Downsizing vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 - via Virten.net

Homelab: Downsizing vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

In vSphere 6.5 the smallest supported memory configuration for the vCenter Server Appliance has been raised from 8GB to 10GB. The smallest "Tiny" deployment size allows up to 10 ESXi Hosts and 100 Virtual Machines.

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By: mhuppert | February 04, 2017

Building a Nested ESXi Lab For Your Company - via virtual insanity

Building a Nested ESXi Lab For Your Company

Let's face it, most companies don't have Labs for you to learn new software and operating systems, let alone test upgrades and changes to your existing environments.

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By: mhuppert | February 03, 2017

Updating my lab to vSphere 6.5 – part 2 - via vPentathlon

Updating my lab to vSphere 6.5 - part 2

In the previous post we discuss the upgrade process for the vCenter appliance, in this post we will continue to update the lab to vsphere6.5 by upgrading the hosts.

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By: mhuppert | February 01, 2017

Updating my lab to vSphere 6.5 – part 1 - via vPentathlon

Updating my lab to vSphere 6.5 - part 1

Since vSphere 6.5 is now GA, i decided to update my lab and provide a step by step guide for the upgrade. In this post i will discuss the vCenter appliance upgrade first and then i will create another post for upgrading the hosts in the lab.

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By: mhuppert | January 24, 2017

Functional USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet Adapter for ESXi 5.5, 6.0 & 6.5 - via virtuallyGhetto

Functional USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet...

While attending an offsite this week, there were some discussions amongst my colleagues about their new Apple Mac Pro and its USB-C only ports. The discussion was completely unrelated to work, however that did get me thinking about the USB-C peripheral market and specifically their ethernet adapters.

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