#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[…]

#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 http://vbrownbag.comm/brownbags/ and follow some of our ongoing[…]

#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.

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[…]

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[…]