Storage


Setting up NFS on the Synology Diskstation 1513+ for ESXi

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I was going to do a post on NFS versus iSCSI, to be honest that is such old hat in my opinion it doesn’t really matter.  Whether you use iSCSI or NFS is up to you, your application and business requirements along with any constraints in your […]


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 […]


Synology DS1513+ beeping after installing SSDs (New deployment)

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I just got a Synology DS1513+ and wanted to try out the SSD cache.  Having never powered it on I pulled two of the 2TB Seagate drives and installed 2x Corsair SSDs.  Once I powered on the device, it started beeping and wouldn’t stop.  Turns out that […]


vMotion Setup – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 13

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert vMotion Setup – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 13 Enable DRS – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 12 vCenter Setup – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 11 Importing VCSA via PowerCLI – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 10 VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup […]


VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 8 – Add “Datastores” to virtual ESXi hosts

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 8 – Add “Datastores” to virtual ESXi hosts VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 7 – Management Tools VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 6 – Cloning ESXi VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 5 – ESXi Template VMware Workstation Home […]