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Setting Up the Synology DS1513+

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert In order to provide shared storage to my home lab, I am going to use a Synology DS1513+.  In my lab I have my DS1513+ connected to a switch, which is connected to my home router, this allows me to use http://find.synology.com to start configuring my DS1513+. Synology […]


Creating a new VM with EVO:RAIL

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Creating a new VM, easy right?  Except when you consider that via the vSphere client it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 mouse clicks.  Log into your EVO:RAIL UI or VMware Hands-On lab at http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1503 Once logged in, familiarize your self with the UI.   Now that […]


Hands on (lab) with EVO:RAIL

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert It looks as though the VMware Hands-On Labs from VMworld are starting to roll out.  Short of having a physical EVO:RAIL to work on, I decided to do the next best thing and get some experience with it via the VMware Hands-On labs..  If you want to […]


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 […]