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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Homelab – Lab Access Made Easy with Free Veeam Powered Network
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! .
VMware Homeserver – ESXi on 7th Gen Intel NUC (Kaby Lake) [virten.net]
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.
Update on Intel NUC 7th Gen (Kaby Lake) & ESXi 6.x — via virtuallyGhetto
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.
Homelab: Downsizing vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 – via Virten.net
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.
Building a Nested ESXi Lab For Your Company – via virtual insanity
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.
Updating my lab to vSphere 6.5 – part 1 – via vPentathlon
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.