Category Archives: VMware

VMDirectPath I/O and PCI-e to PCI-X bridges

In an earlier article VMDirectPath I/O was discussed and how it can be used to virtualize a storage lab.  Based on some of the comments in that article and more information received from Sunny LiYu Zhang, I wanted to add … Continue reading

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VMware Lab Update – All Systems Go!!

After a long delay I have finally made some progress on my VMware lab.  I have successfully installed ESXi 4.1 on both servers, as well as vCenter Server, VMware Site Recovery Manager and many other goodies!  The Synology DS1010+ has … Continue reading

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VMware pod joins the lab!

I finally got my VMware servers built and my Synology DS-1010+ array up and running and over to the lab.  I had to renumber a few things, IP address all the devices, lace the cables and check everything.  What is … Continue reading

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VMware vSphere 4 Lab: The building begins

All of my equipment for my VMware vSphere 4 lab has arrived!  I popped the 5 drives into the Synology DS1010, and one of them is DoA.  So I have already submitted the RMA to Newegg and hopefully in the … Continue reading

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VMware Lab: Supermicro X8SIL-F Motherboard Memory

One of the last things I purchased for my VMware lab is the memory for my Supermicro X8SIL-F motherboard.  This was mostly due to the fact that they make the memory information regarding the motherboard a bit confusing.  At first … Continue reading

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