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

More Geekbench Benchmarks

I have published some more benchmarks for my new M1 MacMini and my new Dell R440 that I currently am using in my home lab. GeekBench is a great tool for gauging performance. These are not SPEC benchmarks they have their own criteria but they are a great resource and several large organizations use them. … Continue reading More Geekbench Benchmarks

Synology: How to add an additional IP for VLAN?

Synology uses a linux environment but its not the same as adding one for Linux. I have a 418+ and only has one enet connection but I wanted to have an additional IP for my lab and the other for general access. The one big difference is normally I would create a virtual IP but … Continue reading Synology: How to add an additional IP for VLAN?

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