This page will be a marker for some of the steps required to get certain projects going. Even though many of these will be assigned to specific virtual machines, wanted to have a page linked to all of them in one spot.
While the networking side of our operation is fairly simple (actually mimics a routing small business setup), there are a couple gotchas that I ran into that one would not expect. The components of our network setup include: HP Procurve 1800-24G – this connects all of the machines together, both on the storage and management
Although VMWare is the most common that I have encountered, have also seen a spike in the usage of Red Hat’s KVM, as well as a slight increase in Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisors (which require a Windows Server 2012 install; there’s a 2008 version but still not a hundred percent that is free). In my current
This page will include a rundown of the hardware that I will be using for my sandbox. Bear in mind that you do not need the most recent hardware and you don’t need huge amounts of ram and resources. The key for what we are trying to learn here is how everything works together and
There are two widely used network file systems for virtual machines: iSCSI and NFS. As far as which is better you will find various flame wars throughout the web akin to Ford vs. Chevy. For small environments like ours they server the same purpose. One can make the argument that some network switches are optimized