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    Monitoring temps

    I'm having an issue that I think is heat related but would like to make sure before I plop down a bunch of money on a new cpu-cooler(s). Running ESXi5.1 on a Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 with an AMD FX-8320, 32gb RAM. NO overclocking. Last night I was copying some 100+gb to datastores for a project...
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    Which version is most stable?

    Due to a number of reasons, I have had my home lab down and out for quite some time. Now that things are stabilizing for the family, I feel that it is time to bring it back. BUT, what version should I use? I have licenses for these (as well as the associated updates): 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, & 6.0...
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    Best way to bring Wifi into RV?

    Currently living/working in our RV while we are looking for a new home. Most RV parks have WiFi which works for my purpose IF I am outside. Once I step into the RV it is like stepping into a Faraday cage, i.e., the signal strength drops to almost useless levels. What I'd like to be able to...
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    Best use for a bunch of SATA drives?

    I have come into possession of a bunch of SATA drives ranging in size from 160gb to 2tb. Specifically: 2 - 160gb 1 - 300gb 3 - 400gb 1 - 320gb 1 - 500gb 1 - 2tb At the moment I'm using them as backup-media, i.e., plugging them into a spare power-supply and an eSATA, mounting them...
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    Backing up my Datastore

    Let me state right up front that I'm NOT interested in backing up VMs (at this moment anyway). I build and tear down VMs in my home lab a lot. What I am interested in backing up, as efficiently as possible, is my Datastore of ISOs that I use to build the VMs with. I have about 400gb worth...
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    Free version of Vcenter / Vcenter Appliance ??

    I would like to see what all the hub-bub is about with regards to Vcenter. I have the free version of ESXi5.1 (U1 I believe). But everytime I try to get a copy of VCSA I get a message that basically says, "I'm not worthy". Is there a version of Vcenter/Vcenter Appliance that is free and if...
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    Bring ESXi vm into VMworkstation?

    The company has gotten VMworkstation v9.02 for my laptop. I have a couple of VMs on my home ESXi5.1 system that I would like to bring onto my laptop. Maybe I'm missing something but I don't see a command or menu option to "export". Can I do this and if so what is the best way? as always...
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    Why is my network not networking?

    So here is my current network setup: I redid the whole thing the other day when I got some larger disks for the datastores. Decided to "simplify" the original setup and do away with separate systems for router and DHCP server. SO I built a RH 5.4 system to route between the 10.0.0.0 &...
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    I broke my DNS (named) server and can't get up!

    I made more than one change to my home DNS server at one time (stupid, I know). Now, when I attempt to resolve a name from the internet like google.com or redhat.com, it doesn't. Going into nslookup and setting debug, I see the following (wcwlab.com & wcwhome.com are my domains that I am...
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    vswitch/virtual net configuration question

    This scenario is for a home lab environment. So it does not have to be an "elegant" solution :) I'm working with ESXi5.1 running on an AMD 8120 plugged into a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 mobo with 32g RAM. This board has a RealTek NIC and I have a dual-port Intel Pro 1000 plugged into one of the...
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    New NIC, Unforseen gotcha

    Well, didn't see this coming. Not sure if I should post here or over in the network forum. Think I'll try here first. Received my new-to-me but used Intel Pro 1000 PT dual-port today and slapped it into my ESXi 5.1 box. Disabled the RealTek interface on the mobo, unplugged it, and powered...
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    Any reason this NIC would not work?

    Looking to add DELL J1679 DUAL INTEL PRO 1000 MT GIGABIT NIC to my ESXi5.1 system running on a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 mobo. Just want to be sure I'm not going to smoke something when I connect it up. IF I should NOT use, what would you recommend? I'm needing an inexpensive dual or quad NIC...
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    Connecting to campground WiFi

    We have a used motorhome we use quite a bit. More and more campgrounds have WiFi but the signal is usually fairly weak. So I've been searching for better solutions but seem to just be confusing myself in the process. As I understand it, if I bring my own repeater, I will be effectively...
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    Network speed or lack there of

    I have ESXi 5.1 running on an AMD/Gigbyte 990FX mobo with 32g RAM. My laptop is connected to my home network (say, 192.168.1.111) which is plugged into a 1gb ether-switch (unmanaged). My ESXi has Intel/RealTek NICs, both running 1gb and are conncted to the unmanaged switch. On the ESXi...
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    VM no longer powers up - Am I hosed ?

    Got a RH VM that has been working great for several months. Now, however, when I tell it to power up, VIclient reports it gets to 95% and then stops. It just sits and sits and never powers up. As far as I can tell, the disk it resides on is fine. Have not seen this before so not sure how...
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    ESXi 5.1 networking question

    I'm not up on all the latest networking capabilities of ESXi 5.x. Let me describe my situation and maybe someone can tell me if this is do-able. I have built an ESXi 5.0_U1 box at home. Has 2 NICs if it matters. Home network is 10.0.0.x. Built a RHEL5.4 VM system under that network with...
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    Intel NIC keeps going away

    ESXi 5.1. Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 mobo (if that's important). I have an Intel Pro nic that keeps losing connectivity after a reboot. Is there a log file in ESXi where I might find hardware errors to see if it is indeed having issues? If not, any idea why this might be happening? The RealTek...
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    Boot from ISO on Datastore?

    I'm sure I'm forgetting something just can't figure out what.:confused: Newly upgraded ESXi 5.1 server (from 5.0-u1) NO virtual machines created yet Create a VM to load RH 5.4 Set CDROM to connect at power-on Mount the ISO from a datastore (this is a known working ISO) Boot VM and...
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    Modding a PSU to fit my case

    Not really sure if this fits this forum or not but here goes..... So after searching and reading for days I have yet to find any threads related to what I want to do on my system. I have a Tagan BZ 1100w psu that is semi-modular. Missing a few of the "modular" cables and have yet to be able...
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    KVM and/or USB cable question?

    I have one of these:http://www.amazon.com/4-Port-Switch-Cables-Mouse-Keyboard/dp/B004LWF48G/ref=pd_cp_e_3 Works GREAT for 3 of my systems. The 4th system is, however, too far away to use the VGA/USB cable that came with the switch. I have a longer VGA cable that works fine. The problem is...
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    Need some pass-through assistance please-video card

    Here's the rig: AMD FX-8120 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 32gb RAM HIS Radeon 6750 video card ESXi5.0-Update1 on 4gb USB stick I have pass-through enabled on the BIOS and in ESXi5.0-U1. I want to pass the video card and the 1394 port (firewire) on to a Win 7 VM. But, honestly, I'm not sure which...
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    Recommend cheap PCIE Sata card

    Discovering that I could use some more datastores but MBs' SATA ports are maxed out. Any recommendations for a cheap/inexpensive PCIE card that will support 4 drives? I do not need RAID, JBOD will do fine. Yes, I've tried searching but my search-fu is weak and was unable to find the right...
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    Any reason either of these would be a bad choice?

    Building a system based on the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 mobo. Going to have an FX-8120 cpu with max ram loaded onto the board. Need a video card and am looking at the following: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video...
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    Does this even exist?

    In the next month or so I'm hoping to build up a new machine for the home. The plan is to use AMD 8120, Gigabyte 990x-UD3 (forget the exact model designation) 32gb RAM and 2.5TB of disk-space (2 x 1TB and 1 x 500gb disks) This will be my Virtual workhorse for my home lab. I got to thinking...
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    Yet another req for ESXi 5 hardware help

    Right now I have: Athlon IIx4 635 Asus M4A785TD-M EVO 16gb Gskil F3-8500CL7Q-16GBRL RAM Running ESXi 5.0-U1, booting from USB with several 1TB disks. I run about 8VMs (not all at one time) and up until the mobo stopped booting, it was a pretty solid, responsive system. BUT, I want more...
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