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Blog posts : "MY Home LAB"

CONFIGURING AND MANAGING MICROSOFT WINDOWS NANO SERVER

December 28, 2016 05:27PM

From my previous article I created Nano server VHD image and deployed it as virtual machine on Vmware Workstation. This article I will be focusing on configuration of network settings, Currently I have only one network adapter, from main menu after login, Hit enter for Network settings and select th…

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HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS NANO SERVER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION AND V2V CONVERTER

December 26, 2016 07:15PM

New Microsoft Windows Nano server 2016 provides and offers many new benefits over traditional windows server operating system. It is very cost effective to run nano server Amount of resources required to run nano server is very low. also due to its striped down GUI architect (no GUI layer at all) an…

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PART 8 : CPU COOLING SOLUTION FOR MY HOME LAB ON VMWARE WORKSTATION

June 26, 2016 09:02AM

After purchasing and building my lab everything was going smooth, except I found CPU is getting very hot and reaching above and staying at 60 Celsius constantly when I was powering on VMs and putting loads (Due to this I had to stop VMs each time to deal with Temparature). Even thought there is no l…

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PART 1 : INSTALLING ESXI ON VMWARE WORKSTATION HOME LAB

June 4, 2016 07:09PM

PART 7 : CREATING NESTED VMWARE ESXI SERVER VM IN HOME LAB ON VMWARE WORKSTATION

May 23, 2016 02:01AM

After installing and configuring VMWare Workstation I am going to install my first  ESXi VM on the workstation, Virtualizing Esxi OS is called Nesting. If you have single computer and want to try virtualization without modifying your base OS, Nesting Virtualization is best option for you. Here I am …

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PART 6 : CONFIGURE VMWARE WORKSTATION TO SAVE SPACE AND TIME

May 22, 2016 01:18AM

After configuring VM storage for optimal speed, it is time for to save some valuable space when specially you are using SSD, as they are not cheap. Make sure you have created your template with thin provisioned. Means it only takes the space you have installed software, as data addition goes on the …

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PART 5 : CONFIGURING STORAGE IN VMWARE WORKSTATION FOR OPTIMAL SPEED

May 21, 2016 08:58PM

In my Part 4 After showing how to configure simple VMware Workstation Networking, Its time to configure Storage for best speed. When I purchased my lab I knew that my lab won't work without good SSD as per my previous experiences. In my earlier machine I had 64 GB of SSD Disk and it got corrupt, aft…

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PART 4 : CONFIGURING VMWARE WORKSTATION NETWORKING IN HOME LAB

May 21, 2016 01:25PM

In this article I am focusing on setting up VMware workstation networking and going to use host only option in it. So what is Host Only networking in VMware workstation (I will be showing other networking option Nat and bridged in some other blogs). Host only is very straight and easy to understand.…

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PART 3 : MY VSPHERE LAB CONFIGURATION ON VMWARE WORKSTATION

May 21, 2016 12:35PM

It is always essential to have some good computer hardware while virtualization specially when you put more and more load on it, My earlier blogs Part1 and Part2 compeletly focuses on BUILDING AND HARDWARE BUING GUIDE IDEAS FOR VMWARE LAB. Once you have correct hardware in place, you will need som…

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PART 1 : BUILDING AND BUYING GUIDE IDEAS FOR VMWARE LAB

May 19, 2016 11:07PM

My old setup for all purpose lab

This article completely concentrate on how to build a VMware lab for your home testing. This lab is not only limited to VMware and also can be used for other technologies like Microsoft Windows, Linux or any other virtualization platform and for tutoring purpose. …

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PART 2 : BUILDING AND HARDWARE BUYING GUIDE IDEAS FOR VMWARE LAB

May 19, 2016 11:07PM

My New Lab with new Hardware

I am very glad that I have got my new hardware for my Lab testing and training. In my earlier post I provided complete overview how is my current old hardware and I use it to do all the lab practical. After purchasing my new hardware I found it is much faster than my…

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