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Untangle vs Vyatta for home lab use

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I wanted to specifically call out this comparison was done for my home lab, specifically to provide basic internet access for my isolated physical ESXi host which would run several nested ESXi VMs and other support VMs such as AD and vCenter.  Whether Untangle or Vyatta is right […]


Installing ESXi in VirtualBox

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Why, well because you don’t always have VMware Workstation or Fusion available, and VMware Player only let’s you do so much.  Sometimes you just need to make due with VirtualBox. Here are the steps to setup your VirtualBox VM. Don’t forget to enable VT in your BIOS […]


AMD 8-Core Nested ESXi Setup (The hard way)

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert In my last post, I reviewed the hardware assembly and ESXi installation for the AMD 8-Core home build.  I showed you at the end of that post a screenshot of Ubuntu 14.04 64-Bit installing in my virtual ESXi host.  Here, I will review the steps necessary to setup a virtual or […]