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ESXi 5.5 Free Hypervisor: Will Home Labs Survive?

VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.5
When the ESXi 5.5 update came, it brought a lot of new features. Additionally, this version also resolved a lot of issues which were present in the previous versions. For instance, there was a problem with the USB Passthrough feature on the older versions. Fortunately, the problem is partially solved with this update. It is being said that the USB...

Using Intel PRO/1000 MT PCI-X Dual Port Server Adapter in PCI Slot

Intel PRO-1000 MT PCI-X Dual Port Server Adapter
When it comes to creating ESXi home labs, you could face a lot of difficulties. However, one of the most common issues you will face is to get an adequate number of network cards. By adding more cards, you can separate the network traffics into proper virtual LANs. The problem is that normal consumer level hardware doesn’t come with 2...

DIY 19″ Server Rack for ESXi VMWare Lab and Home Servers

DIY 19″ Server Rack for Home Servers ESXi VMWare Lab
If you are a networking geek, then you must be in love with home servers. But first, for a home server, you would need a server rack. There are a lot of options out there. However, most of the time, it is not a good idea to buy a ready-made server rack. There are a lot of reasons behind...

ESXi 5.0 AMD Whitebox Server with Passthrough (IOMMU)

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
Are you going to build a new home server? If it’s the case, then there are numerous options for you out there. For example, you can get a ready-made home server or just a white box one will do. Again, if you are new to this, then you might not know what ‘White Box’ really means. Thus, in this article,...

Second Build: ESXi 5.0 AMD Whitebox Server with Passthrough (IOMMU)

ESXi Whitebox IOMMU
On one of our recent posts, we have talked about a white box server which can be built around $500 budget. The best thing about that server was that it was affordable and at the same time it was powerful enough as a home server. On that build, we have used the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard. It did a great...
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