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By: mhuppert | May 17, 2018

Dying Home Lab – Feedback Welcome

Dying Home Lab – Feedback Welcome

The servers in my home lab are dying on a daily basis. After four years of active duty, I think they have the right to retire. So I need something else. But what? I can’t rent lab space as I work with unreleased ESXi code. I’ve been waiting for the Intel Xeon D 21xx Supermicro The post Dying Home Lab – Feedback Welcome appeared first on frankdenneman.nl .

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By: mhuppert | May 01, 2018

Homelab - Will ESXi 6.7 run on Intel NUC?

Homelab - Will ESXi 6.7 run on Intel NUC?

VMware vSphere ESXi 6.7 is here and while you might want to wait before you upgrade your production, it's time to explore the new features in your Homelab. I've received a few questions on whether it is safe to upgrade. Short answer … Read more »

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By: mhuppert | March 24, 2018

Introducing my homelab | virtual graveyard

Introducing my homelab

Like the most of us I made the decision to a homelab. Some years ago I started with one HP Microserver N40L and over the last years this setup evolves to the current state. My homelab approach was to have an environment where I can test the most of the things I´m doing every day... Read More

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By: mhuppert | March 16, 2018

Thunderbolt to 10GbE Network Adapters for ESXi

Thunderbolt to 10GbE Network Adapters for ESXi

I was recently made aware of this article in which the author, Karim Elatov, had successfully demonstrated the use of a Sonnett Thunderbolt 2 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with ESXi running on an Apple Mac Mini. As far as I am aware of, this may be the first public confirmation that such a device would

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By: mhuppert | February 19, 2018

HomeLab: SuperMicro 5028D-TN4T One Year Review | Let's v4Real

HomeLab: SuperMicro 5028D-TN4T One Year Review

Oh my, how fast a year has flown by and my how much has changed! Last year, in February, I came to the realization that if I really wanted to increase my knowledge and advance my career, then I needed to invest in a homelab. So, I made an investment and purchased a SuperMicro 5028D-TN4T system...Read More

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By: mhuppert | January 18, 2018

How I designed my VMware vSAN based Home Lab

How I designed my VMware vSAN based Home Lab

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By: mhuppert | January 03, 2018

VCDX181.com - Stage XXVIII: Workstation 5K Upgrade

VCDX181.com - Stage XXVIII: Workstation 5K Upgrade

After upgrading my non-datacenter network in Stage XXVII: Ubiquiti Network Upgrade I thought it was time to upgrade my workstation inside my office….. 5K at my primary workstation

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By: mhuppert | January 02, 2018

VCDX181.com - Stage XXVII: Ubiquiti Network Upgrade

VCDX181.com - Stage XXVII: Ubiquiti Network...

After upgrading my primary vSAN in Stage XXVI: vSAN All Flash with NVMe it was time to renew the non-datacenter network: I ordered some Ubiquiti gear…..

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By: mhuppert | December 31, 2017

Building a vSphere 6.5 Home Lab

Building a vSphere 6.5 Home Lab

So you decided to build your own home lab. Now what? Building a VMware home lab is one of the best ways to learn about VMware - check out this guide.

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By: mhuppert | December 29, 2017

VCDX181.com - Stage XXVI: vSAN All Flash with NVMe

VCDX181.com - Stage XXVI: vSAN All Flash with NVMe

#HomeLabKing I upgraded my primary All Flash vSAN at my house to the latest caching tier technology: NVMe

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By: mhuppert | December 28, 2017

VCDX181.com - Actual State

VCDX181.com - HomeLab Actual State

#HomeLabKing Actual state of my #HomeLab. Two different datacenter at my house...Read More

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By: mhuppert | December 28, 2017

VCDX181.com - Stage XXV: New Nvidia GPUs

VCDX181.com - Stage XXV: New Nvidia GPUs

After completing Stage XXIV: Infrastructure Upgrades it was time to invest again..... I used the Nvidia K2 GPU since several months inside my datacenter. When Nvidia made Grid 5.0 available an existing tiny little GPU, which would be perfect for homelabs, was announced to support the vGPU feature: The P4 I was able to get two of these single slot cards for my 24/7 gear running at my main datacenter at my house.

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By: mhuppert | November 05, 2017

Homeserver - ESXi on HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10

Homeserver - ESXi on HPE ProLiant MicroServer...

After Hewlett Packard Enterprise has missed offering a Microserver in their 9th Generation, it is now back in Gen10. The Microserver series provides affordable servers intended to be used in SMB and as home servers. Due to its low price and … Read more »

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By: mhuppert | November 03, 2017

Intel Optane SSD 900P Series AIC and U.2 are the latest in 3D XPoint NVMe SSD hotness, should be great for home labs

Intel Optane SSD 900P Series AIC and U.2 are...

Intel Optane SSD 900P Series AIC and U.2 are the latest in 3D XPoint NVMe SSD hotness, should be great for home labs StorageVirtualizationIntel Optane SSD 900P Series AIC and U.2 Announced Intel today announced the launch of the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series, the first SSD for desktop PC and workstation users built on Intel® Optane™ technology. ... The Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series is ideal for the most demanding storage workloads, including 3D rendering, complex simulations, fast game load...Read More

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By: mhuppert | October 31, 2017

Intel Optane 900P Low Price NVMe might Be a Perfect Fit For a Home Lab - ESX Virtualization

Intel Optane 900P Low Price NVMe might Be a...

New Intel Optane drives on the horizon. This drive has 10DWPD (5years of warranty) 500k Writes - Intel Optane 900P - perfect for a lab

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