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Hardware VMware vSphere / vCenter Windows 10

10GbE with TRENDnet TEG-10GECTX and VMware Workstation

So there I was…isn’t that the way it usually starts out with these things? My desktop PC is a great beauty. I built her in late 2018 to provide a solid baseline for light development, gaming, and virtualization with VMware Workstation. She has an Intel i9-9900K processor with 64GB of GSkill TridentZ RGB 3200 memory. […]

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Hardware Networking VMware

HomeLab Upgrades

Well, I’m learning a painful lesson about running a #HomeLab environment 24/7: Electricity is Expensive! I had always heard electricity was more expensive in Korea, but after 3 consecutive months of a higher electric bill (well above average) I’m now a believer. Unfortunately, I need to find a way to cut the bill before the […]

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Hardware Networking

Adding a QNAP QNA-T310G1S to a NUC ESXi Host

So this is something that has caused me about a week of frustration all to get fixed in about 5 minutes of re-reading the same posts over and over again. The Googles were short on answers here, and to be honest, I still don’t understand why this works the way it does. If you have […]

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Hardware Networking NSX-T

Networking with Ubiquity and NSX-T 3.1

Introduction I figure this is as good a place as any to talk about the challenges and many changes I had to undergo to get my networking setup in a way that helps me try out the tech. This is going to be a long one, as I want to help share my reasoning for […]

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Hardware Networking

HomeLab Components

So the first stop on this journey is to talk about the hardware and software components that make up my HomeLab. These were not all acquired overnight, but it has taken a while to try and figure out how it’s all going to fit together. I’m still not entirely fixed on this setup and it […]