Home Lab: Redo

In the beginning there was a lab... This my makeshift lab before I got my 42u rack in. In this version I have used a steel rack I believe I got at Lowes. It worked well for years but wanted something more accessible and take up less room. It all came to a head when … Continue reading Home Lab: Redo

vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM

What is a Nested VM? Nested virtualization refers to virtualization that runs inside an already virtualized environment. In other words, it's the ability to run a hypervisor inside of a virtual machine (VM), which itself runs on a hypervisor. Why do this? As for me I have an R440 single CPU 10 core 20 threads with 64G of memory. I have … Continue reading vSphere 7 as a Nested Cluster within Centos 8 and KVM

Centos 8 Cockpit not showing storage?

I installed Centos 8 on my Dell r440 the other day and enabled cockpit. I noticed right a way that Storage was not an option on the left pane. It turns put this is a separate package that needs installed. An easy fix and surprised it wasn't part of the default install but if you … Continue reading Centos 8 Cockpit not showing storage?

Kubernetes Cluster on CentOS 8 Home Lab

I currently have 3 Dell T110 and they are all single socket CPU/4-8 cores and 16G memory. Although this isn't an ideal setup, I don't plan on running anything crazy. This is for staying on top of skills for the most part. Note: I used Techmint Articles for assistance in this build. Hardware 3 Dell … Continue reading Kubernetes Cluster on CentOS 8 Home Lab