#vBrownBag Follow-Up Virtual Network Lab Setup with Byron Schaller (@byronschaller)

On this episode of the #vBrownBag, Byron Schaller shows you how to create a virtual lab to prepare for various Cisco certifications or even just to better understand network concepts. Video You can find Byron on Twitter @byronschaller, his blog http://vbyron.com/blog which includes some useful follow-up reading such as http://vbyron.com/blog/networking-virtual-cisco-juniper-routers-vsphere/ and http://vbyron.com/blog/brocade-vyatta-5400-virtual-router-vsphere/ Sign up for
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#vBrownBag Follow-Up Home Lab builds with Mark Gabryjelski (@markgabbs)

Mark Gabryjelski dropped in on the #vBrownBag to give some tips and tricks on building a home lab capable of running nested ESXi servers. You can find additional videos from Mark about this build at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLQ3sn5-bIVgJ69HsGPm9-58E4hzjxtq2&app=desktop Video You can sign up for the live ProfessionalVMware.com #vBrownBag broadcast at https://vbrownbag.comm/brownbags/ and follow some of our ongoing
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#vBrownBag Follow-up Home Lab Builds with Phillip Jaenke (@rootwyrm)

Phillip Jaenke (@rootwyrm) reviews considerations for building your own own home lab and VMware ESXi servers.  Don’t forget to check the HCL! DIY VMware Hardware and Labs Phillip Jaenke (@rootwyrm) ProfessionalVMware #vBrownBag US from ProfessionalVMware on Vimeo.

Nesting OpenStack in OpenStack

I heard you liked Cloud, so we put some cloud in your cloud… well, you get where that is going. Basically, nesting OpenStack inside OpenStack has some interesting use cases for development. That is, if you are running DevStack on the Rackspace OpenCloud, or if your project is a bit more sensitive and you are
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Homelab Rebuild – Part 1 “Design”

Design in quotes, because, like all good plans, it’s only good until I start laying the bits down. So far: Gear My old VMware lab comprised a number of things: 3x “Baby Dragon” compute nodes 1x Open Compute Gen1 Intel (dual hexcore, 48GB) 1x Iomega ix4-200d 1x “FrankenStor” Nexenta box After the transition, I hope
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VMworld Wrap-Up

There are going to be plenty of posts around all of the various parties and announcements that happened at the show. Rather than go down that typical path, I’ll just highlight a few of my personal favorite moments of the week: Everything related to the vBrownBags – Assembly, Distribution, #NotSupported, and Live Streaming, and most
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Installing TwinStrata – iSCSI Cloud Array

As with the Oxygen post, I’ve been playing with the idea and a few Cloudy storage options in the Homelab for a bit. This week, with a well known storage conference going on, I’ve been installing and testing TwinStrata’s CloudArray. As a side note, when did we stop removing spaces and capitalizing compound words? About
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vSphere on Open Compute – Part 1 Lab Setup

This is part one of a few part series on the test I’m going to put the OCP Platform through. This first test will describe how the lab is setup. Next will be some basic “ghetto” load tests. Finally, we’ll throw some VDI at it. The Hardware Compute For compute, we’ll be using the v1.0
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Open Compute Platform & vSphere 5

So, outside of a few home drama items recently, there has been a new addition from the Open Compute Platform project, and that is a v 1.0 Intel platform. About Open Compute In April 2011, Facebook launched the Open Compute Project (Announcement) with a stated goal of making servers and datacenters more efficient. The 1.0
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