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Improving ESXi iSCSI/RAID/Disk Performance Through RAM Cache

Improving Through RAM Cache
Disk performance is one of the most important aspects of any home lab. But, in most cases, it gets overlooked which is unfortunate. If you want to get an impressive performance from your system, it is undeniable that you would need help from the storage drives. It does not matter if you have the fastest CPU or the best motherboard,...

Building a Cheap Homemade Storage Area Network (SAN)

Storage Area Network (SAN)
For a lot of people building a SAN on the cheap would be a dream come true. Building a SAN on your own is not that difficult. But the problem is that if you want to build one for cheap, it is not quite possible typically. Because the prices of the components related to SAN/iSCSI are very higher. And, if...

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,...

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 5.5 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...
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