Posts Tagged ‘virtual machine’

Configure Passthrough-VMDirectPath in VMWare ESXi for RAID Cards, HBAs, and USB Drives

Oftentimes people talk about passing a RAID controller/ HBA/ USB drive through to a guest OS in VMware ESXi (this guide is based on 4.1 and works for ESX too) using VMDirectPath I/O or disk through disk in Microsoft Hyper-V. Th...


Secure Windows 7 VM on a WHS Server in Hyper-V

A simple guide to installing a Secure Windows 7 installation on a Windows Home Server running Hyper-V. This allows a secure Win 7 VM to be hosted on the server.



The Big WHS - Two Main Chassis on Display

The Big WHS: May Update 60TB Edition

The Big WHS was originally supposed to house approximately 30TB of storage when the plans were first detailed on an Excel spreadsheet BOM in December 2009. This was a big upgrade to my first DIY Windows Home Server box that had...


The Supermicro X8SIL-F Motherboard

Supermicro X8SIL-F Motherboard Review

The Supermicro X8SIL-F motherboard is an excellent board for home and small business servers. When building a file server built upon Windows Home Server (V1 or V2 Vail) or another open source NAS project such as FreeNAS, Openfi...



Installing disks into the Norco RPC-4220 DAS/ SAS Expander Enclosure

SAS Expanders, Build Your Own JBOD DAS Enclosure and Save – Iteration 1

Oftentimes, users running file servers such as Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows Home Server, Linux variants (including Openfiler), OpenSolaris, FreeBSD (including FreeNAS), and so forth will require more storage than their serve...


X8SIL-F Rev: 1.02 Identification

Supermicro X8SIL-F v1.01 versus v1.02 differences

The Supermicro X8SIL-F mATX motherboard is becoming a favorite for home servers, especially those built upon Core i3′s and Core i5′s because it provides lots of expandability in a small form factor, and has IPMI 2.0...



Windows Home Server (WHS) V2 VAIL – Installed in Hyper-V – Early Release Clue

If one browses this site they will quickly see that I am a fan of Hyper-V virtualization and also Windows Home Server. On April 26, 2010, Microsoft released the public preview of the long awaited Windows Home Server V2 codename...


Install FreeNAS in Hyper-V: Part 2 Installing FreeNAS to a vhd

In previous articles we have shown how to set up a basic Hyper-V virtual machine that works with FreeBSD and FreeNAS as well as how to configure the Hyper-V VM and boot FreeNAS in it. The next step of course is to install FreeN...



Install FreeNAS in Hyper-V: Part 1 Basic Configuration

To install FreeNAS in a Hyper-V virtual machine one needs to do some configuration of the virtual machine, just as one would with a physical machine. Allocating hardware resources is much easier in Hyper-V versus physical machi...


Create a Hyper-V VM for FreeNAS, Openfiler, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, and more

As many have read, I have been trying different NAS solutions on the Big Windows Home Server. This guide will show the base procedures for installing open-source NAS/ SAN appliances such as FreeNAS, OpenFiler, Ubuntu (and othe...