Project: Home Lab v4.0 – The Home Lab goes MOBILE!!

sam.aaron/ October 7, 2015/ Daily, Home Lab, Projects/ 0 comments

Woot! Ok, that was cheesy, I know. However, my home lab has undergone significant improvement, redirection, and an overall evolution. And that calls for celebration! So Woot it up! Over the last two years, I went from individual rack mounted Dell PowerEdge 1950s and Synology storage, to a four blade Dell c6100 Cloud Server chassis, to rented COLO Space from

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Change of the Guard

sam.aaron/ August 3, 2014/ Daily/ 0 comments

I’m excited to post this. As of May 27, 2014, I am now an official employee of VMware!! I know…. why has it taken me this long to post about it. Well, for one, I’ve been really busy. Between transitioning from the old job to all of the things you have to learn/do for the new one, plus going on

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ESXi BIOS Power Settings Best Practice

sam.aaron/ February 5, 2014/ Daily, ESX, ESXi, VMware/ 1 comments

There is a movement to change the best practice regarding the bios power settings on an ESXi host. In the past, you would set the power settings in the BIOS to max and be done with it. You did this because previous versions of vSphere did not work well with the various C-States of the processor (ie., When the workload

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Disable Flow Control

sam.aaron/ November 25, 2013/ Daily, ESX, HowTo, VMware/ 0 comments

I was onsite this past weekend doing a vSphere 5.1 turnkey install. The turnkey consisted of a C7000 Blade Chassis, and two ESXi 5.1U3 hosts. With this new installation, the customer was adding to a new 10Gbe environment to his network. There were also a few settings that needed to be made, specifically, disabling Flow Control on the ESXi Hosts

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