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VMware vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 Released New Features and CPU...

We have a summary of key changes for VMware vSphere 6.7 the newest release. Both VMware vSphere and vSAN 6.7 have new capabilities but also drop support for a few generations of hardware and add Spectre and Meltdown patching by default

Intel Xeon D-2100 with VMware ESXi and Ubuntu 16.04 on Supermicro...

We test VMware ESXi 6.5u1 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with the new Intel Xeon D-2100 series of embedded chips using a Supermicro X11SDV platform

Install OpenIndiana on ESXi 5.0 for All-in-One ZFS Server

Today we are looking at how-to install OpenIndiana on ESXi 5.0 in order to make an All-in-One ZFS server. The basic premise of this...

Install Illumian on ESXi 5.0 for All-in-One ZFS Installation

One topic I get a lot of questions about is creating an All-in-One ESXi 5.0 machine with ZFS storage based on Illumian, Nexenta, and...

How to Add Memory to an ESXi Virtual Machine

One very important aspect to the ESXi 5 All-in-One systems that have become very popular is getting the memory mix correct. Generally an OpenSolaris...

VMware ESXi 5.0 Feature vsmp not licensed, requires 16 have 8...

Recently we had a user question with someone trying to test a Linux virtual machine when they received a VMware ESXi 5.0 error stack with...

Intel Pro/1000 PT Desktop Adapter – Cheap ESXi Compatibility

One question I get asked often is how to make a desktop PC VMware ESXi ready. That question invariably differs from case to case...

Install NexentaStor to VMware ESXi Virtual Machine Guide

Recently creating a VMware ESXi virtual machine for NexentaStor was covered in a quick how-to guide. The next logical piece of the puzzle is...

Create a NexentaStor VMware ESXi Virtual Machine

This is a simple guide to creating a VMware ESXi virtual machine for NexentaStor. Actual OS installation is very easy and will be covered...

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

Oftentimes people talk about passing a RAID controller/ HBA/ USB drive through to a guest OS in VMware ESXi (this guide is based on...