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 done now is less than remarkable.  I have the devices connected, cabled and reachable.  ESXi 4.1 is installed on both boxes and a RAID-5 Volume is built on the Synology

There is still a lot of work to do.  I have been very busy at work and just have not had time to do much in the virtualization lab as I would like.  I spent a day on the weekend doing all the cabling.  I hope to set aside a weekend day to at least install vCenter Server, Celerra VSA’s and NetApp VSA’s.  I plan to run through the entire VMware FastTrack lab book again as well.

But first things first.  I have put a lot of study time (nights what little time I have and weekends) into my EMC SI2 TA studies and I need to just knock those tests out.  I also believe the NAS TA will not be much of an issue.  They have however updated the CLARiiON TA to include FLARE 30, which is not something I have the time to work with that much, so I am concerned about that and also concerned that EMC could make further changes to the TA tests so I need to take them while the knowledge I have is still relatively current!

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2 Responses to VMware pod joins the lab!

  1. Rich says:

    Hey Mr. Feeny, I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind posting a visual topology of your VMware Lab? I am looking to possibly add another NIC to my VMware lab for storage purposes, iSCSI primarily or possibly a Fibre Channel HBA. Thank you and God Bless

    • brian says:

      It may take me some time to do that, the reality is my topology is in flux. Right now I have vmnic0 for my VM network, Management, and vMotion, and then I use vmnic1 for my storage. I don’t want to make the topology too complex, and this seems to be working well for right now. I have my synology connected using a 2GB etherchannel.

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