Categories
Home Lab Projects VMware

Home Lab Redux: The Nuke & Pave

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” […]

Categories
Daily Home Lab HowTo Projects vCloud

Building the lab 4: Stand up vCloud Director

First, I would like to declare: “vCloud Director is NOT dead!” I can say emphatically, this product did not die, never died, and I don’t believe that it is going to die! It is still actively being developed by VMware. With this clarified, let’s move on to getting vCD stood up. Again, I followed along […]

Categories
Daily Home Lab NSX Projects Tips vCloud VMware

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 […]

Categories
Daily Home Lab Projects vCloud

Change…

The only thing constant is change. Change is the backbone of any IT organization. New widgets, software, and hardware seem to come out daily. Our job as IT professionals is to try and stay aware of these new products. However, while we try and stay ‘cutting-edge’ and ahead of all this change, we always seem […]