Time to replace my Homelab – Part 1

Categories: ESXi, Homelab, HP, Virtualisation, VMware, vSphere

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 […]

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

Categories: ESXi, Homelab, HP, Uncategorized, Virtualisation, VMware, vSphere

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 […]

2nd Microserver just arrived

Categories: ESXi, Homelab, HP, VMware, vSphere

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 […]

HP Microserver Remote Access Kit

Categories: Homelab, HP

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.

Homelab extension

Categories: ESXi, Homelab, HP, Virtualisation, VMware, vSphere

Yesterday I have ordered the new HP Microserver N40L. This will extend my existing Homelab as second ESXi server. Hardware specs HP Microserver N40L: * AMD Turion II Neo N40L (1.5GHz) * 2GB Memory installed (up to 8GB possible) * 1x 250GB SATA HDD installed (up to 4 SATA HDD possible) * Embedded NC107i PCI […]

VMware ESXi HA agent failed

Categories: ESXi, VMware, vSphere

If you force problems with reconfigure HA on a ESXi server in a HA Cluster. A possible solution to resolve this is to uninstall the vpxa and the ha-agent. This can be done using the unsupported mode. Steps: * set ESXi in Maintenance Mode * disconnnect ESXi from Virtual Center * remove ESXi from Virtual […]

Proxmox VE 1.6 released

Categories: Proxmox, Virtualisation

A new version of the open source virtualization software Proxmox VE was released! Change log: * New 2.6.32 kernel including OpenVZ support, based on latest Debian Squeeze Kernel * Removed KSM (OpenVZ does not support KSM) * DRBD tools: update to drbd 8.3.7 * New KVM user-space tools (0.12.5) * New OpenVZ user-space tools (vzctl […]