Folding@Home

sam.aaron/ March 27, 2020/ Daily, Projects/ 0 comments

The other day I mentioned that I would be starting a ‘Folding@Home’ project. You may be wondering what is “folding at home”? I had to explain it to my wife, as well. Let me see if I can make it more understandable for you, than I did for her. Researchers around the world are working on various diseases that effect

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Home Lab Redux: The Nuke & Pave

sam.aaron/ February 26, 2020/ Home Lab, Projects, VMware/ 0 comments

My homelab is undergoing yet another rebuild – partially my fault, partially time to just start fresh, partially because half-way through an experiment I said ‘screw it!’ and then commenced to nuke and pave! I believe that’s the circle of life for a home lab (or any lab) though. I mean, we build a “lab” (or test environment) for experimentation

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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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