Create a Synology VM with XPEnology

Create a Synology VM with XPEnology I’m a huge fan of Synology NAS systems, but I must say, they do often put a gaping hole in your wallet.  Well, fortunately the folks over at XPEnology have created an alternative way for us to create your own Synology devices, whether it be deployed on a bare-metal system […]

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Home Lab 2016 – Part 3

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 connect my […]

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Configure OpenDNS on Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite

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 […]

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Intel NIC not detected by ESXi

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 the installation, […]

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Home Lab 2016 – Part 2

Home Lab 2016 – Part 2Welcome 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 2 and […]

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Home Lab 2016 – Part 1

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 around, running on […]

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