This post is continuing on the new site now – geeklingo.net Want to run a HP N54L Microserver with 16GB ECC RAM for ESXi? It’s easier than you think. I finally got around to migrating my N40L ESXi setup to the newer N54L. Process was relatively simple, take the guts out of one box and add […]
Not much to write about this time of the year. Here is a rough diagram of what I have done with my home network:
I am currently working on a couple of infrastructure upgrades at home at the moment. The first is updating all my LAN cabling to CAT6 and the second is re-establishing my backup regime. I’ll post more on my LAN upgrade later so will focus more on the backup regime now. The extent of ones backup […]
After having a play with VMware ESXi, I’ve decided to pick it for my virtualisation solution. My ESXi box will be configured as: HP N40L Microserver 2 x 4GB Kingston Non-ECC RAM 8GB Sandisk Cruizer USB thumb drive 5 x 2TB Hitachi 7K2000 HDDs HP P410 Storage Array with 512MB cache + battery backup HP NC360T […]
Yesterday was a good day for deliveries. Along with the XL3000’s I also got a HP NC360T network card that I ordered of eBay. This will be going into the N40L microserver in the PCIe x1 slot as the x16 slot is earmarked for a P410-512 Storage Array card. As you can see, the card […]
I’m currently building another FreeNAS server to act as the backup to my primary FreeNAS server so I’ve been looking at grabbing another 4 x Hitachi 7K3000 HDDs. However, since the recent floods in Thailand, the price of these drives (of any drive for that matter) have shot up. To give you an idea, back […]
I haven’t decided on which virtualisation platform I am going to use yet between VMware’s ESXi and Citrix’s XenServer. For now, I am playing around with the VMware offering. Installed to a USB stick with no issues. Ironically, no OSX support for the management application and the recommended approach is to run it under VMware […]
I bought another microserver yesterday, this time it’s the newer N40L model. Will be using this as my new applications server so host OS will be either ESXi or XenServer.