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By: mhuppert | April 18, 2019

New Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE options for ESXi

New Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE options for ESXi

With the help from Aquantia, we now have an ESXi driver to enable the built-in 10GbE adaptor for both the Apple 2018 Mac Mini and the iMac Pro. Although this was exciting news for our VMware/Apple customers, I was actually more excited for what this development meant for the larger VMware Community when it comes

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By: mhuppert | March 15, 2019

64GB memory on the Intel NUCs?

64GB memory on the Intel NUCs?

I just got my hands on a pair of 32GB SODIMM memory modules (64GB total) which I had been waiting to evaluate since last Fall. Apparently, it has taken some time for these high capacity memory modules to be readily available in the consumer market. Even after the announcement of the new 2018 Apple Mac

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By: mhuppert | February 22, 2019

Low-noise vGPU and vSAN Homelab optimizations

Low-noise vGPU and vSAN Homelab optimizations -...

This post describes how to use a temperature-based fan speed controller with an NVIDIA Tesla P4 GPU and optimize the noise in a VMware vSAN host.

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By: mhuppert | February 21, 2019

My VMware ESXi Home Lab Upgrade

My VMware ESXi Home Lab Upgrade

What better way to start the new year than with a complete overhaul of my VMware ESXi Home Lab. New ESXi host, storage, and network gear!

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By: mhuppert | February 20, 2019

How to build a home lab using your PC. Part 1: ESXi 6.7 U1

How to build a home lab using your PC. Part 1:...

While writing my previous article, I remembered the days when I was only building my first lab. It was a bit tough, you know, as vSphere yet was a black box for me. Those thoughts brought me to the idea of writing this article. The article in which I share my know-how of building a minimalistic lab using… only a PC, switch, and laptop.

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By: mhuppert | January 03, 2019

Supermicro Home Lab Group Buy

Supermicro Home Lab Group Buy

Happy New Years everyone! I was supposed to get this out right before the holidays but #babylam got really sick and I had to put this on hold. Back in November I threw out an idea on Twitter to see if the #vCommunity would be interested in doing a group buy for some Supermicro kits,

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By: mhuppert | December 08, 2018

VCDX181 HomeLab Stage XXIX: 40GbE

VCDX181 HomeLab Stage XXVIII: 40GbE

HomeLab Upgrade Next Episode. New 10GbE Internet Router USG-XG8 and new Network Backbone 40GbE Dell S6000 after completing Stage XXVIII: Workstation 5K Upgrade

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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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