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HOME LAB BUILD: PART 12 – RASPBERRY PI

07119My girlfriend, who has a very sweet tooth got quite upset about this. I kept mentioning this raspberry pie I'd ordered and she was getting kind of excited about the prospect of it being delivered. She couldn't quite fathom why I'd ordered a pie from eBay instead of just getting one from the supermarket, but chose not to question me about it. When I told her it had finally arrived, her face lit up. That is until I dangled the small circuit board in front of her. She just gave me a look that was equal parts confusion and disappointment.

Before I go any further with the lab build I decided to configure the Raspberry Pi I bought. Initially the device was meant to provide a way of issuing Wake-On-LAN commands to my ESXi hosts remotely, but after tinkering with the Pi for a bit and doing a spot of Googling it seemed it had the potential to perform a number of other functions for me too.

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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 8: LACP (802.3ad), JUMBO FRAMES & SWITCH CONFIGURATION

dell-pc-5224-01_1In Part 7 of my home lab build out, I'd just installed Synology DSM 5.0 on my NAS server which is going to provide iSCSI storage for my two ESXi hosts. I want to maximise the network bandwidth available for iSCSI and so want to team four of the five gigabit NICs in my NAS using 802.3ad Dynamic Link Aggregation and enable jumbo frame support.

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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 6: HIDING THE NOISY SWITCH

Snoring man - couple in bedAs the new lab build features three servers each with five gigabit NICs my trusty old 8-port Netgear hub wasn't going to cut the mustard any more. I needed a serious switch for serious people...but the bloody thing is so loud!

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