VSAN 6.2 (vSphere 6.0 Update 2) homelab on 6th Gen Intel NUC

As many of you know, I have been happily using an Apple Mac Mini for my personal vSphere home lab for the past few years now. I absolutely love the simplicity and the versatility of the platform to easily run a basic vSphere lab to being able to consume advanced capabilities of the vSphere platform like VMware VSAN or NSX for example. The Mac Mini’s also supports […]

Migrating ESXi to a Distributed Virtual Switch with a single NIC running vCenter Server

Earlier this week I needed test something which required a VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (VDS) and this had to be a physical setup, so Nested ESXi was out of the question. I could have used my remote lab, but given what I was testing was a bit “experimental”, I prefered using my home lab in the […]

ESXi 6.0 on Apple Xserve 2,1

I really enjoy hearing from my readers, especially when they share some of the unique challenges they have come across or boundaries they have pushed with our VMware software. Several weeks back I received an interesting email from a reader named John Clendenen who was able to get ESXi 6.0 running on both his Apple Xserve 3,1 as well […]

VMworld Barcelona #NotSupported Tips/Tricks for vSphere 5.5 Slides Posted

I hope everyone got back home quickly and safely from VMworld Barcelona (unlike myself for those of you who follow me on Twitter, took a bit longer than I had hoped). For those of you who attended my #NotSupported Tips/Tricks for vSphere 5.5 at VMworld Barcelona earlier in the week, I have posted my Sliderocket […]