Home Lab 2016 – Part 3
23/04/2016 | virtualex

Home Lab 2016 – Part 3   Hello all!  My sincere apologies for the brief hiatus, but I am back to continue my Home Lab 2016 series.  In my previous posts, I covered the components that make up my new Home Lab.  In this post I will quickly cover my Storage and Network solutions that […]

Configure OpenDNS on Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite
27/03/2016 | virtualex

I recently picked up a new router/firewall for my home, and chose the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite (ERLite-3).  This device comes with a lot of bells and whistles and if you would like more information on it, please see here.I am a huge fan of speed and security, and for this purpose I always choose to […]

Intel NIC not detected by ESXi
21/03/2016 | virtualex

Intel NIC Not Detected by ESXi   In this post I am going to cover a random issue I encountered after installing ESXi 6.0 Update 2 on one of my new Home Lab 2016 hosts.  The actual installation of ESXi was extremely easy and painless (I may cover that in another post).  After I had completed […]

Home Lab 2016 – Part 2
15/03/2016 | virtualex

Home Lab 2016 – Part 2 Welcome back for Part 2 of my Home Lab 2016 Series.  I hope that you enjoyed my previous post, Part 1 from last week, where I covered the basis of my home lab and presented the Bill of Materials (BOM) for my mini-datacenter environment. Today I am bringing you Part […]

Home Lab 2016 – Part 1
04/03/2016 | virtualex

Home Lab 2016 – Part 1     Having a home lab is every IT enthusiasts dream come true, and now I can finally say that I have fulfilled that dream!  I previously was (and currently still am…) using a 1-node “white box” system I had built from a spare gaming machine I had laying […]