DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)
Mar23

DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)

It’s been a while, but here is my Part 2 of my DIY SAN/NAS build featuring the Dell R510 and FreeNAS!

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vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations
Feb22

vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations

Hello all and welcome to Part 1 of my LogInsight 4 series.  If you wish to visit past or future sections, use the links below: vRealize LogInsight 4: The best syslog solution you didn’t know you had In this section we’ll talk about and discuss the planning that goes behind a successful LogInsight 4 deployment.  Having a consolidated logging server is only beneficial if the asset cannot be exploited, right?  Because heck, if...

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Bays for days: Intel S2600CP2J meets Supermicro 24-bay SC846
Feb04

Bays for days: Intel S2600CP2J meets Supermicro 24-bay SC846

A quest for more drive bays comes to an end with an affordable, redundant, hot-swappable solution from Supermicro. Check out this Intel/Supermicro hybrid!

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Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 U2 to 6.5 GA!
Nov15

Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 U2 to 6.5 GA!

With the vCenter Appliance 6.5 GA downloads now public, follow this guide to upgrade your vCenter Appliance 6.0 to 6.5!

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Building a new lab host – Intel E5-2670 and 128GB of RAM
Oct09

Building a new lab host – Intel E5-2670 and 128GB of RAM

Hi all!  I apologize for not posting more often!  I have been working on a lot of new, interesting things but haven’t had a whole lot of time to write about it. You might remember my previous ESXi host build: Lenovo TS140 as ESXi and NAS box – with a twist!  The transplanted Lenovo TS140 has served me well – it still performs great and didn’t break the bank.  The specifications of that server are: Lenovo TS140...

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DIY SAN/NAS – quest for fast, reliable, shared storage with a twist of ZFS! (Part 1)
Jun22

DIY SAN/NAS – quest for fast, reliable, shared storage with a twist of ZFS! (Part 1)

Choosing prebuilt SAN is cheating – let’s build something from nothing and learn ZFS on the way! Read more about my FreeNAS/ZFS adventure using a Dell R510.

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