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Building the lab 3: NSX

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 […]

HowTo Linux

Prevent the incrementing of eth devices on Linux systems after guest customization of a cloned VM

I’ve ran into this issue before and found the following article written by Chris Greene from After the guest customization process runs on cloned VMs in some VMware products, you may notice that on your Linux systems the eth device number gets incremented. For example, when the system is first built, the first eth […]

Daily ESX HowTo VMware

Disable Flow Control

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 […]

Daily Home Lab Projects

Project: HomeLab

Part 2: Network Planogram Up until now, my home network has been pretty simple and fairly common-place. It consists of the following: Internet > Cable Modem > Linksys Wireless Router > LAN/WLAN. The service has been consistent over the years, but for this HomeLab Project – it too needs an overhaul. The new network needs […]