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ESXi 6.0 PXE INSTALL WITH RASPBERRY PI

My old Raspberry Pi's power supply blew up and took the SD card with it. So, I thought, what better excuse do I need to fork out for a brand new Raspberry Pi 2? And that's exactly what I did; bought a Rpi 2 starter kit from Amazon! After setting up my new Pi to perform the same functions as the old one (DHCP/DNS, VPN Server, Remote Wake-On-LAN etc). I decided to see if it was possible to use it as a PXE server to perform network installations of ESXi 6.0. Spoiler alert -- it is!

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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 4: DESIGN

Finally everything turned up. A few modifications were made along the way due to stock availability and other issues. The total price went up from around £2600 to £2800 by the time various changes had been made. The kit list linked in the previous post has all of the amendments on it, and is actually the final item list as it stands now. The kit I ordered in the end was specific to the rough design I had in mind...

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