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Lab update #3

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

So the lab is all assembled, and work has begun. Here's a quick picture of the hardware...  Still have to cleanup the power cables. I am running vSphere ESXi 6.7 on 3 hosts. I setup a 2 node vSAN cluster, and I use the 3rd host as a Management node (the ...

Lab Update #2

Friday, December 20th, 2019

All the equipment is in! Assembled the first server and tested everything and encountered issue #1. The motherboard only has passive cooling. CPU went up to 100 degrees in a few minutes.  Contacted SuperMicro to find out what kind of cooling I needed, and I received this response. You will need active heatsink ...

Lab update

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

So I have decided to go ahead with the "home lab" build. Here's the components list: Ubiquiti 10GB 16 port switch  10GB adapter for my QNAP NAS 4 x 1TB Samsung EVO Plus M.2 SSDs (vSAN Data) 2 x 250GB Samsung EVO Plus M.2 SSDs (vSAN Cache) 6 SFP+ DAC cables (2 per host, and ...

VMUG Montreal 11/27/2019

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Today was the first VMUG event I actively participated in planning as a VMUG leader in Montreal, Qc and it seems it was a success! Attendance was high, we had 42 participants out of 50 registered, people were actively doing the labs and asking questions. It's a great format, I ...

Homelab or Home Datacenter?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

I am currently researching the best option for a home lab... I want to update my VCAP-DCV and get more hands-on with the rest of the VMware stack. Some great options out there, and some really pricey ones as well. My requirements are: I don't want to run nested unless I ...

PowerCLI Library

Friday, March 1st, 2019

I'm currently working on a PowerCLI library/module that contains all the useful snippets of codes I've created or found/modified. It will contain functions like: Get-CPURatio (vCPU to pCPU consolidation ratio), Get-CPUReady (CPU ready average by day/week/month), Export-vCenterRoles/Import-vCenterRoles, Get-UplinksDiscoveryInfo (CDP/LLDP report) etc. It will be found in the Powershell Gallery (Search for SUBNET192) If you want to contribute ...

Odd issue moving VMDKs on vSphere 6.7U1

Friday, January 18th, 2019

While cleaning up our datastores, I had a pair of VMs with shared VMDKs that needed to be relocated. So I detached the VMDKs from both VMs, and using the datastore browser, I moved the files to their new destination. The VMDKs were Thick Eager Zeroed when created, and the ...

Horizon View & App Volumes Base Image Design

Monday, January 14th, 2019

I am working on a VDI project for a client and we had a debate about where various applications should be in the stack. Some people wanted the base image to be a pristine OS only foundation (which is what I do as well in traditional desktop imaging deployments), but in ...

Work update :)

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Well, as stated in my last post, I am now working with VMware technologies exclusively for the next 9 months or so. Working on vSphere upgrades (team of 3 doing around 300 hosts), environment supporting 7000 VMs. Pretty much the largest deployment I have worked in. I am also somewhat involved ...

New adventure!

Monday, March 12th, 2018

I resigned from my current position today, to take on a new challenge: self-employment. So SUBnet192 will officially become "inc." this week if all goes well! I am taking on a new mandate as a VMware Integrator for a large transport company in Montreal. I expect to be posting a ...