One of the concerns I had with moving away from a microserver to a full Haswell desktop build for ESXi was a jump in power consumption. With around 4 days of data collected since the new system was installed, I thought that I would do a quick comparison for this month. The graph is a […]
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With the release of the Intel Haswell SKU and Z87 series motherboards, I thought it would be a good time to look at upgrading my ESXi box at home. My current configuration is: HP N54L Microserver 16Gb Kingston ECC RAM HP P410-512 RAID 4 x Hitachi 2TB HDDs My new ESXi server will comprise of […]
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:
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 […]
Today I thought I would have a quick crack at installing Win 7 Home Premium x64 via a ISO onto the newly created VM Server. The ISO was on my NAS and the path was shared out as a NFS Share. The process was relatively simple once I had the vSphere client up and running.