Category Archives: vSphere 5.5

Intel NUC: Perfect vSphere 5.5 Home Lab

In the last few years Intel has been releasing these new NUC boxes. They’re very small, lightweight and can best of all run ESXi 5.5 with little modification!  The goal of this post is to put together an updated “Perfect … Continue reading

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Free Training: vSphere Data Protection Advanced Fundamentals [V5.5]

Overview: The FREE eLearning vSphere Data Protection Advanced Fundamentals course provides information about the vSphere Data Protection Advanced backup and recovery solution for virtual machines and describes the technologies it uses. The course consists of the following self-paced modules: vSphere … Continue reading

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Shuttle SZ87R6 VMware ESXi 5.5 Home Lab

Ladies and Gentleman. It’s time to update the Perfect vSphere lab!  You can see my popular post about the SH67H3 here. While that lab still works great with ESXi 5.5 and some people will still build them because they are … Continue reading

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Fixing broken Realtek and Marvell NICs in ESXi 5.5.

So, you’ve heard about the newest bling on the market. All the cool kids have it. Basically the Reebok Pumps of the virtualization world. You want to upgrade to ESXi 5.5. You installed a fresh copy and the network card that used … Continue reading

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My Favorite Features of VMware vSphere 5.5 (so far)

So I’ve been a part of the 5.5 beta, went to VMworld 2013, caught some sessions and wanted to point out some of my favorite new features of vSphere 5.5. There are many others, these just stick out from an instructor … Continue reading

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