Category Archives: vSphere

Yet another, Perfect vSphere 6 Home Lab

The time has come once again to update my home lab. I’m currently running Shuttle DS81 units and a Synology DS1515+. I plan to keep the NAS unit and upgrade my hosts. I have decided to move back to Intel … Continue reading

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Performance Best Practices: VMware vSphere 6.0

I’m continuously asked if there are any performance tips for vSphere 6. VMware has a great whitepaper here which encompasses a great deal of information! Excellent bedtime reading here, folks! Some of my favorite highlights: Make sure your hardware satisfies … Continue reading

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Free Stencils for VMware and Hyper-V

Veeam Software provides a free collection of VMware and Hyper-V virtualization Visio stencils that can be used by ESX administrators, system integrators and datacenter managers to create their own diagrams in Microsoft Visio 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013 as part … Continue reading

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The Shuttle XH61V Ultra Mini vSphere Lab

As many of you know, I’ve been running my standard homelab on the Shuttle SH67H3 platform for awhile now. I love the flexibility it gives me with up to 32GB of RAM. Although, I know there have been many of … Continue reading

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New Whitepaper: VMware vCloud Disaster Infrastructure Resiliency Case Study

I wanted to post a link to a great new whitepaper that was just released by Aidan Dalgleish. Description: VMware vCloud Director┬« enables enterprise organizations to build secure private clouds that dramatically increase datacenter efficiency and business agility. Coupled with … Continue reading

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More Free VMware Education Videos!

VMware has released a few more short free educational videos. They are short but feature some good information if you’re studying for the VCP exam. Everything from Standard vSwitches to vCloud to Site Recovery Manager. Have a look at some … Continue reading

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