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Virtualization blog featuring my home virtualization lab, tutorials, network topology and configuration guides in the virtualized environments.

How to use VMware PowerCLI to get All VM Mac Addresses?

Just a quick how-to on using VMware PowerCLI to get All Virtual Machine (VM) MAC addresses, host VM is registered to and VM name. I...

Budget iSCSI NAS/SAN option for your Home Lab

In my previous blog on building a home virtualization lab, I mentioned about buying a budget Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution with iSCSI capability. I made a decision and bought the Thecus N7700PRO NAS.

VMware vCenter 5 Installation Fails / Error code 1603

In preparation for VCP-510 exam since I passed VCP4 couple of days ago, I am in process of upgrading my vsphere 4.1 home lab...
VMware virtual distributed switch

How to upgrade VMware VDS using vSphere Web Client 5.1

This how-to will go through steps on upgrading virtual Distributed Switch in VMware vSphere 5.1. I wanted to test and enable some of the...
VMware workstation VM ownership error

Taking Ownership of VM fails, VM appears to be in use, stuck in state...

While working in Vmware workstation, I lost connectivity to a LUN where I'm hosting virtual machines for workstation. As it turns out, the VMs were...

Dell PowerEdge R710 Photos and Specs

We received first batch of our Dell PowerEdge R710 servers today. These servers are for Vmware virtualization testing environment to simulate various virtual infrastructure configurations. I used the opportunity during initial configuration to take some pictures. We are hoping to get some more servers in the near future, including a decent SAN so we can test storage virtualization as well.

How to enable iSCSI and Jumbo Frames on VMware ESX/ESXi

I am redoing my lab at home (more on that in coming weeks) and wanted to test out jumbo frames support in vmware esxi...

Building Home Virtualization Lab on a Budget

Dell-PowerEdge-SC440After starting couple of projects at work which involved saving money in the long run as well as server consolidation, I went on a quest to transform my home lab into a virtualization lab. Since I already had a Dell Poweredge SC440 server as a domain controller along with mixture of windows 7 and windows XP Professional workstations, I decided to purchase similar dell server and a Network Attached Storage (NAS) central storage to simulate iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN).

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