NVMe SSD not recognized 7.0+ 1500 533 Matts Bos

NVMe SSD not recognized 7.0+

Earlier this year I ran into problems with consumer SSD’s not being recognized in ESXi 6.7U1 and higher due to a change in the NVMe driver that had to do with NVMe 1.3 specification. See the old post for background info.It was now time for me to upgrade ESXi to 7.0 as I had already…

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FreeNAS on ESXi with local storage 959 483 Matts Bos

FreeNAS on ESXi with local storage

In my homelab I try to use as little electricity as possible, not just because I live in The Netherlands and electricity is expensive, mostly because the house I live in is (climate/CO2) neutral and only has 6MWh of electricity per year available from the sun. Due to this I’d rather not have multiple servers…

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Homelab 101 2560 1920 Matts Bos

Homelab 101

This is a tutorial on how to create a homelab. Introduction  So, you’ve decided to get going with VMware ESXi and VMware vSphere. Maybe you have a customer asking for a specific configuration, maybe you just want to try things yourself or study for a certification exam. Either way, you need an actual running environment that you can break. The first thing that comes to mind is setting…

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NVMe SSD not recognized 6.7U1+ 1500 533 Matts Bos

NVMe SSD not recognized 6.7U1+

Since I just got myself a new server with m.2 slots available, I bought myself some cheap NVMe m.2 SSD’s. I planned one for placing some local VM’s on and get some good performance, the other was planned to be used as a caching SSD for use with FreeNAS. I was expecting to just plug…

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Homelab Update 2560 1920 Matts Bos

Homelab Update

Something completely different I want to share with you. I have quite an extensive homelab and wasn’t actually in the market for a new one, however I saw a deal on eBay. Why? For the past year I’ve been monitoring my electricity usage, being in a climate neutral house that generates more electricity than it…

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vNS Techcon, VCAP’s, vExpert and VMUG 1176 650 Matts Bos

vNS Techcon, VCAP’s, vExpert and VMUG

It has been a while since my last blog entry, unfortunately I’ve been extremely busy for the past months without spare time for an update on the blog, time for a recap! vNS Techcon Just before VMworld 2019 I attended the annual vNS Techcon event in the Netherlands. Intended for the more technical Dutch audience…

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VMworld 2019 – Day 4 667 500 Matts Bos

VMworld 2019 – Day 4

Today was the last day of VMworld 2019, I had some session planned as back-up but I ended up in the middle of Barcelona with Velocloud and had a session with VMware Global Support at VMworld. SD-WAN by Velocloud The morning started off with a session that wasn’t at VMworld but at the VMware office…

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VMworld 2019 – Day 3 1057 500 Matts Bos

VMworld 2019 – Day 3

And that’s Wednesday already. Days are flying by, with barely any time in between all the appointments it’s easy to lose track of time. Today consisted of a few things: some sessions, some NDA sessions, VMWorld Fest and a visit to the Exchange floor where all the vendor stands are located. Wednesday Keynote Just like…

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VMworld 2019 – Day 2 1055 500 Matts Bos

VMworld 2019 – Day 2

Today was a crazy day, good, but crazy. The schedule didn’t allow for much to do other than sitting down at breakout sessions and meetings with possible new partners or customers. In short, the keynote by Pat Gelsinger, five breakout sessions, partner/customer sessions, vExpert meeting, the vExpert party and the Benelux appreciation party. General Session…

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VMworld 2019 – Day 1 3968 2976 Matts Bos

VMworld 2019 – Day 1

This morning me and my colleagues had a good breakfast and got ourselves a cab to to the VMworld Europe 2019 venue, the Fira Barcelona. The venue set-up looked the same as last year except for the updated style on the billboards, logo’s and t-shirts. That’s a good thing, it means a bit less of…

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