My first disk failure w/ ZFS using RAIDZ1!  Panic!
Nov09

My first disk failure w/ ZFS using RAIDZ1! Panic!

Smoke, fire, data-loss, and tears… none of these things occurred during the rebuild of my RAIDZ1 storage pool after disk failure. Shocking! Read more inside!

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vSphere 6.5 Arrives!
Oct18

vSphere 6.5 Arrives!

vSphere 6.5 just dropped! Check out this quick summary of one of the most feature-filled releases in the last several years!

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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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DIY Cable Ladder Rack
Oct17

DIY Cable Ladder Rack

In this blog post I build an affordable ladder rack to hold my power and data cables off of the floor between my server rack and wall. Check it out!

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Moving part of my lab!
Oct04

Moving part of my lab!

Moving part of my lab to another location – it’s so nice when everything is a fresh build!

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