Prelude (if you just want the “how-to” scroll down) Boy oh boy. As my lab grows and grows I was receiving “Fully-automated DRS-enabled cluster has CPU contention” messages from vROPS every night and occasionally during the day. Of course for a lab it doesn’t matter much, but I do have some workloads that I care about behind NSX-T which can be touchy with contention and can yield weird results. I am...
Adding a Cisco Nexus 3K to my lab is exciting, but check this article out so you understand caveats upgrading firmware!
VMware recommends NOT applying microcode patch that they pushed… and my R620 experiences some weird issues after having applied the patch!
Check out this article where we build a 1U box capable of housing 40TB worth of storage while also serving as a serious ESXi host!
Sometimes you just need a ton of storage capacity – in this post I share a ZFS build I’ve been working on!
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!