Tagged: HomeLab

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Install VMware ESXi 6.5 on Intel NUC (Part 2/2)

In the first post, we created an ISO image of VMware ESXi 6.5 to install on our Intel NUC. Now we turn that ISO into a bootable USB and do the install. Make Bootable USB We’re going to use an application called Rufus...

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Install VMware ESXi 6.5 on Intel NUC (Part 1/2)

With VMware vSphere 6.5 released recently, I decided to rebuild my Intel NUC based homelab. My preferred method is to create a bootable USB drive with the ESXi install media on it. Then install from the ESXi USB to the dedicated NUC’s boot...

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Boost Your Nested Home Lab (Part 3/3)

In our pursuit to boost the performance of our nested home lab, first we were introduced to AlacrityPC, then we figured out which services we need to tame. Now it’s time to configure Alacrity and take to the skies! Prepare for Takeoff Now,...

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Boost Your Nested Home Lab (Part 2/3)

In the first post, we looked at AlacrityPC, a program that will help us boost the performance of our VMware Workstation-based nested home lab. In this second part of the series, we’ll figure out what to do with Windows services. Systems Check So...

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Boost Your Nested Home Lab (Part 1/3)

Many people run a nested vSphere home lab using VMware Workstation. Workstation is typically running on a Windows-based desktop or laptop with 8GB of RAM or more. For those of you who have worked with a nested environment like this, you’ll have found...

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Anatomy of a Home Lab

Like many folks who study and earn a living from technology, especially virtualization, I have a home lab. My home lab’s fairly straightforward, with three Intel NUCs each acting as a VMware ESXi host. I’m working on upgrading my VCP as well as...

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VMworld 2014 US Session Picks

VMworld 2014 call for papers public session voting opened earlier this week. This is a rare opportunity for the public to have some influence over the sessions available at one of the major tech conferences. Based on where I’m at, I’ve zeroed in...

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Not For Resale (NFR) Licenses for VMware Professionals

Update (2016/05/18): I’ve created an NFR License page, so that it’s easier for people to find the list and easier for me to update it. The table below will no longer be updated, so please visit the page for the latest information. I’ve...