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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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Alternative Setup of a VMware Homelab

My planed new Homelab requires a lot of space due to the fact of the size of the components. But what if someone would like to have a Homelab but does not have the space in the office. One option would be to run a fully virtualized Homelab but this is limited to the resources […]

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HomeLab and nested ESXi server

After an short weekend with a minimal of sleep … I’m done my Homelab is up and running. Furthermore I have created an template of an nested ESXi (virtualized ESXi). These nested ESXi are perfect for testing of Powershell scripts which I use to initial configure an new ESXi. Next steps which I have planned […]

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vCenter Appliance – VDR 2.0 – VSA

After the 3 days of vSphere 5 training. I would like to point out 3 interesting components. First of all the new vCenter appliance. This is based on SUSE linux. This is a really cool thing for the private Homelab as it is ready to use including an database and there are no Windows and […]

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OpenNode – CentOS based virtualization system

This is an CentOS 5 based bare-metal installer. OpenNode includes KVM and OpenVZ. They offer an management tools but I prefere to use the OpenVZ Web Panel (Link). I have installed OpenNode onto my HP Proliant ML115 G5. This was really easy as a normal CentOS installation. Link to OpenNode After the system finished the […]

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on Vacation :-)

there will be currently no update as I’m on vacation :-)

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My new Logo :-)

Special thanks to Chris!!! :-)

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Setup a Windows XP appliance …

Currently I setup a Windows XP appliance which I would like to use for a new way to manage a VMware ESXi plattform. A colleague had this idea to create an interface to manage ESXi free server’s from any kind of CMS. Some details: OS: Windows XP Software: Apache, PHP, Powershell, VMware PowerCLI, JSON for […]