Setup vSphere 7.x (ESXi) for Persistent Serial Port

There are a couple ways to do this the first is what VMware provides in the Install Guide. The second is something I have been doing since the 5/6 days of ESXi. It requires a SSH session to be enabled which you can do within the web manager under Host->Actions->Services->Enable SSH. First Method: Use vCenter … Continue reading Setup vSphere 7.x (ESXi) for Persistent Serial Port

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

Install VCSA in Nested vSphere Hosts

In an earlier post I showed you how to install VMware vSphere 7 in KVMs on Centos 8. In this post we will install the vCenter virtual appliance. Its the same procedure as a standalone servers aside from making sure your VMs have enough memory and have at least 500G for vCenter made available. In … Continue reading Install VCSA in Nested vSphere Hosts

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