Category Archives: Lab

SDDC Lab, Home Lab

New Home Lab – vSAN 6.6 Ready

More details coming up. For now, screenshot first.     vSAN AF Performance on a 1Gbps network.   Some other performance testing before setting up the vSAN cluster. Single Node vSAN on Supermicro E300 Cache Tier: Samsung NVMe SSD 960 Evo M.2 Capacity Tier: Samsung Evo 1TB SSD Samsung Evo 1TB M.2 convert to SATA on Supermicro E300… Read More »

Create a custom ESXi 6.5 ISO for Supermicro E300 / E200 install

For those Supermicro E200 or E300 users, if you have tried installing ESXi 6.5 on a SSD which is connected to the AHCI controller, you might not able to install successfully. Therefore, you might need to remove the conflicting AHCI driver. The below steps are used to create a custom ESXi 6.5U1 ISO with the… Read More »

Category: Lab

NSX Test App

A few of you have watched my youtube videos such as VIC, SRM with NSX and requested for the NSX Test App that I used for my demos. Alright, I thought why not share to the community the simple PHP Web application that I wrote. I also written a Lucky Draw App for my demo… Read More »

Powershell script to customise drivers into ESXi

The Supermicro E300 require the igxbe drivers for their 10GE NICs as the standard ESXi ISO does not natively support. Therefore I’m require to custom build the ESXi ISO. The igxbe 4.5.1 drivers were from Paul Blog – https://tinkertry.com/how-to-install-intel-x552-vib-on-esxi-6-on-superserver-5028d-tn4t. Download here. The powershell script were from here. https://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer-ps.html  These are the commands used. PowerCLI C:\> C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.5.ps1 -izip… Read More »

Category: Lab

NSX / SDDC in a suitcase

Sometime last year around September 2016, I had an idea of setting up a mobile NSX/SDDC Demo Lab that is compact enough to fit into a suitcase so that I can bring them around. However, I didn’t have the time to set them up. Guess what? Another colleague of mine in VMware US that works… Read More »