How to Configure Synology iSCSi for VM Homelab

Login to your Synology and launch iSCSI Manager Select Target and click Create Name your Target and Select Next Click Next to create a new LUN Name your LUN and select the size Click Apply and wait for the LUN to setup Login to your Vcenter, select a ESXi Server and click on Configure and …

Updating an ESXi Host with unsupported hardware

Follow the post below, but when creating the update query obtained from VMware ESXi Patch Tracker append --no-hardware-warning. https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2017/05/13/easy-esxi-patch-updates/ In my case my query goes from esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-7.0b-16324942-standard \ -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient To esxcli …

Upgrade ESXi 6.7 to ESXi 7.0

Upgrade your current version of ESXi 6.7. See https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2017/05/13/easy-esxi-patch-updates/. You could also see the No Space left on the device error, I did. https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2018/04/04/no-space-left-on-device-esxi-patching/ Reboot the server and follow the steps posted below, except using the ESXi 7 ISO. https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2019/01/07/upgrade-esxi-6-5-to-6-7/ Verify any Unsupported Device Warnings are an issue. To determine what the hardware component do …

No Space Left on Device – ESXi Patching

Encountered a new error that I have not seen before working with ESXi 6.5.  I was upgrading from the base VMUG ESXi 6.5 image to the latest patched and received the following error [InstallationError] [Errno 28] No space left on device vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-1.33.7273056 Please refer to the log file for more details. The datastore …

Cheap 10gbe Network Adapter for Synology DS3018xs

In preparation for working with Boot from SAN and other high network requirement work with my Synology, I looked into getting a 10gbe adapter.  Unfortunately, the Synology Branded 10gbe Adapters are extremely expensive. I was lucky enough to have a Mellanox ConnectX-2 Card kicking around.   These single port 10gbe cards can be found on eBay …

Windows 2016 Storage Spaces Testing

Setup is rather simple for Storage Spaces on 2016, with clicking on File and Storage Services and then Storage Pools From there you will see that Primordial Pool and on the bottom right the Physical Disks available for use. From there click Tasks and New Storage Pool Name your Pool Select the drives you wish …

How to Create a VM Network in XenServer

Select your XenServer and select Networking Click Add Network For me I want to create a Network that can access the internet, so I select External Network Name the Network Select the NIC you wish to use. You will see the new network show up in the Server Networks view

How to Add Local Storage to a XenServer

Log into XenServer via XenCenter Click on your Server and Select Storage Select New SR... For me I have a 12G RAID Controller backing my storage, so I select Hardware HBA Name Storage XenServer will probe for Storage   XenServer found both my Storage Arrays, and I chose the Array(s) I wish to use. We …

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