Category Archives: Projects

Building the lab 5: Storage I

sam.aaron/ March 25, 2018/ Daily, Home Lab, HowTo, Projects/ 0 comments

This part of my homelab rebuild will touch on something interesting… storage options. Knowing that my lab is going to be a couple levels of nesting, I wanted to look at the different options that are out there. For years, I have had and use a Synology DS 1512+ storage array. This thing has been running like gangbusters. It serves

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Building the lab 3: NSX

sam.aaron/ January 30, 2018/ Daily, Home Lab, NSX, Projects, Tips, vCloud, VMware/ 0 comments

Now that vCenter is installed and configured, I am ready to move onto the installation of NSX. NSX for vCloud Director (vCD) is a tad simpler installation than implementing a standard NSX deployment for vSphere. Luckily, the good folks over at SysadminTutorials have a most excellent walkthrough on NSX for vCloud Director. Networking is my Achilles heel, so I struggle

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Building the lab 2: vCenter Server Appliance

sam.aaron/ January 29, 2018/ Daily, Home Lab, Projects, Tips, vCloud, VMware/ 0 comments

I’m sure that this comes as old news to some. As a Consultant in Professional Services, you would be surprised to know that the Windows vCenter platform is still alive and kicking in many production environments. (More than what I would expect.) The vCenter Server Appliance has been out since vSphere 5.5 (2013-ish). VMware has been trying to drop the

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