Virtualization Infrastructure


Home Lab NAS (QNAP TS-431K) Part 2: Installation and Configuration

Tom Fenton, as part of a project to recover from an ESXi server failure, details how, after earlier introducing his QNAP TS-431K replacement, he set up the device and put an iSCSI target on it.

Home Lab NAS (QNAP TS-431K) Part 1: Intro and Specs

After an ESXi server failure trashed a dozen of Tom Fenton's VMs, he looked for a replacement that would let him replace Dropbox and act as a streaming server for his home entertainment media. In this series of articles, he details what he came up with.

Using a SATA SSD Drive with ESXi on Arm on a Raspberry Pi

Yes, Tom Fenton uses ESXi on a Raspberry Pi, but with an added twist: using an M.2 SATA SSD device for USB storage.

How to Capture HDMI Video Output, Part 2: Getting Sharper Images

After some previous experiments, Tom Fenton uses a Newest HDMI Video Capture Card and different software to display the output to see if he can get sharper images.

How to Capture HDMI Video Output

Tom Fenton tries out an inexpensive HDMI video capture device that lets him take screenshots regardless of the OS.

Red Hat OpenShift 4.5 Integrates VMs with Containers, Serverless

Red Hat updated its open source, Kubernetes-based OpenShift application platform with a new OpenShift Virtualization platform, seeking to bring traditional virtual machines into the modern cloud-native, container/serverless computing era.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution Unveiled

VMware virtualization solutions continue to expand in the public cloud space, as Oracle announced a new VMware solution on its cloud platform, following other major providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.

Red Hat Updates Enterprise Virtualization Platform

Linux and open source stalwart Red Hat announced Red Hat Virtualization 4.4, the latest update to the company's enterprise virtualization platform for traditional virtual machine (VM)-based workloads.

Creating an iSCSI Target on FreeNAS

Tom follows up on his previous article about installing FreeNAS and using it to create an NFS share to back a VM, now creating an iSCSI target on FreeNAS and using that target as backing for a vSphere VM.

Google Cloud VMware Engine Debuts in 2 U.S. Regions

With VMware services already available on the AWS cloud and Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud VMware Engine is now generally available in two U.S. regions, enabling users to migrate existing VMware-based applications to the GCP, no refactoring or rewriting required.

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Installing FreeNAS on a vSphere VM to Provide NFS Storage

FreeNAS is one one of the most popular software-defined storage products available and in this article Tom Fenton shows you how he installed it on a virtual machine to provide an NFS Share.

Passthrough an iGPU to a Virtual Machine

Tom walks through his experience trying to get a virtual machine to be able to use an integrated GPU, and then do the same thing with a Horizon desktop.

VMware Enables GPU Sharing for AI/ML Applications

VMware is leveraging technology gained from its acquisition of Bitfusion to allow for elastic infrastructure provision for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, specifically the sharing of previously siloed graphics processing unit hardware acceleration computing power.

VMware on Dell EMC Optimized for Datacenters

VMware today announced the second-generation of its VMware on Dell EMC offering, optimizing the formerly edge-centric solution -- designed to provide a cloud experience on-premises -- for datacenter use cases.

Google Cloud Plays Catch Up to AWS and Azure with VMware Offering

VMware virtualization tech is springing up all over in the cloud computing space, with Google Cloud announcing a VMware offering just 10 days after Microsoft did the same for its Azure cloud.