Lenovo TS140 as ESXi and NAS box – with a twist!
Dec28

Lenovo TS140 as ESXi and NAS box – with a twist!

This is “Part I” – as a sort of “Part II” I’ve upgraded this server some – click this link to read more about that, otherwise continue on! Hey everyone – so for Christmas this year I wanted to build a low power ESXi box but with a lot storage preferably.  The Lenovo TS140 was on sale at NewEgg on their eBay store and included the Intel Xeon E3-1225v3 (3.2GHz quad-core) with 4GB of RAM,...

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Dusty ol’ Pro/1000 VT

So in an effort to increase throughput on my ESXi hosts I’ve picked up a few of these Intel Pro/1000 VT quad port adapters.  I am going to throw them in my desktop temporarily to make sure that they work and install properly, but I noticed something funny on this adapter: Something tells me port #3 wasn’t used very much – LOL So, here’s hoping it works!  I will give an update once I have them installed and...

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VMware tools in Windows 10 working on ESXi 5.5

Hey everyone – if you follow my blog you probably remember me mentioning the other day that I was unable to get the VMware tools to install for ESXi 5.5 in Windows 10 server.  I was using the conventional method of using Install/Upgrade VMware Tools from the “VM” menu, then the “Guest” option.  Here’s a link to that post. I was thinking today, “Hey, why don’t I try and install the tools...

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Update already for Windows 10 Server KB3001512

There’s already an update for Windows 10 Server Technical Preview: I’m trying to figure out specifically what they’ve updated already but I’ve seen it documented as a kernel update.  It requires a reboot of the...

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Slight improvements – Network and server upgrades

I’ve had my test/personal VMware ESXi setup running for a bit now on my Dell PowerEdge 2950 III with the upgraded Xeon 5450 CPUs (originally came with E5405) resulting in dual quad-core Xeons at 3.0GHz.  It’s pretty snappy especially for how little I spent on it.  However, everyone knows you can’t really mess with much in VMware without memory.  So, I’ve replaced the 8GB (2GB x 4) of RAM that the system arrived...

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