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Setting Up a Virtual NTP Server on Debian

Virtualizing NTP servers has been quite a hot topic for some time, but regardless of what some people say, you can actually virtualize NTP servers, as long as you know what you’re doing. 699 more words


[SOLVED] VMware ESXi 6.5 - "Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password"

Hi Chappies,

Just few momenst ago I had a really dodgy issue with loggin to newly installed ESXi6.5.

I deployed it few days ago, after instalation I logged in by copying password to the VMware console from KeePass application – logged in to that box, configured SSH connectivity and done some additinal configuration. 138 more words

How to use USB-Disks as a datastore

If you want to extend the datastore-capabilities of a NUC with USB3-Disks you need to follow a few steps that I found here: http://www.virten.net/2016/11/usb-devices-as-vmfs-datastore-in-vsphere-esxi-6-5/


Deploying NSX 6.3 in a vSphere 6.5 Environment (Part 2)

Last time, we went through the initial setup steps to get NSX 6.3 deployed in your vSphere 6.5 environment. ¬†Today, we’ll finish all of the initial configuration and get your environment to a place where you can start deploying the tasty bits of NSX, like distributed firewalling. 674 more words


VMware Vsphere raw device mapping

    Raw Device Mappings

    What is raw device mapping?

    Raw device mapping is a feature where the virtual machine can directly access the storage devices such as SAN or DAS.

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Overkill in the rsts11 lab workshop - a homelab update for 2017

After being chosen as a VMware vExpert¬†for 2017 this month, I was inspired to get working on refreshing my vSphere “homelab” environment despite a busy travel month in late February/early March. 892 more words

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