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Time to replace my Homelab – Part 1

My current homelab contains 2x HP ML10v2, 1x HP Microserver Gen8 and 2 Switches (1 Mikrotik Cloud Switch 24 Port, Zyxcel 16 Port). This setup was sufficient for a long time. But due to the increased resource requirements of some VMware products and my activities with vROPs, Log Insight and other solutions I require more […]

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Homelab the current state

It’s time for a new update about my new Homelab. In the past I was running HP Microserver 2x N40L and 1x Gen8. All these machines are still here but no longer in use and will be for sale soon. My new Homelab contains now 2x HP ML10v2, 1x Zyxel 16 Gbit Switch, 1x Lenovo […]

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Homelab upgrade and Options to install a SSD into the HP Microserver Gen8

I started to plan the upgrade my current homelab from 1x HP Microserver Gen8, 2x HP Microserver N40L and a Netgear 24 port switch. The only part which I will keep is the HP Microserver Gen8 it has already 16GB of memory and a HP SmartArray P410 with 512MB Cache module incl. battery. This machine […]

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Homelab + ESXi Hostclient

My Homelab contains currently 2x HP Microserver N40L and one HP Microserver Gen8. The N40L’s are running ESXi 5.5 and the Gen8 is running ESXi 6. That’s my basic setup. Due the fact that I’m only using Apple computers I have searched a long time for an alternative to the vSphere fat client. Since a […]

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New HP Microserver NL54

HP has announced a new version of the nice little Microserver. After the NL36 and NL40 now it is the NL54. The basics are the same the only real improvement is the new CPU which is now running on 2.2Ghz instead of 1.5Ghz. The official memory limit is still 8GB. :-( I had expected that […]

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long time no post … :-(

I’m very busy at work as we are currently in major reorganisation. Personal for myself everything has changed. I’m now in a new department including a new boss and new responsibilities. But now everything settles and I have time for new stuff like my preparation for the VCP 5 exam. :-) As preparation I have […]

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2nd Microserver just arrived

I got my 2nd HP Microserver today including the Remote Access Card. In the next days the memory upgrade of both boxes to 8GB each will arrive too. So that means my private Lab is nearly ready. I just miss the external iSCSI storage but this is currently no issue as I use a freenas […]

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Extension of my homelab

Today I have ordered a Second HP Microserver N40L. Additionally 8GB for my old and the new Microserver and the Remote Access Card. I will create a Cluster with both Micro’s and my ML115 G5 using EVC. This will be enough power to run all my test as preparation for the VCP 5 exam.

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VMware vSphere 5

Now I had the time to setup an vSphere 5 vCenter on Windows (MS Sql Express DB) and 4 HP servers. Setup was quite easy of vCenter no real issue. Only the SQL Express was a not working directly, but with some Google all issues could be resolved. I have than upgraded all 4 servers […]

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HP Microserver Remote Access Kit

Today I got the HP Microserver Remote Access Kit. This really a cool upgrade for the Microserver! Login Screen: First page: KVM screen: This is really helpfull for initial setup and later troubleshooting.