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This is just a very little tip for today: fill your blade chassis vertical, instead of horizontal. Here is a little illustration:

On the left we fill a chassis from left to right, top to bottom. On the right we fill the chassis from top to bottom, left to right and for full height blades, we start filling from the right.

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  • Didier Pironet says #
    This is also HP recommendation for best air flow and to avoid hot spots.
  • Bouke Groenescheij says #
    Thank you for your comment. I sure hope all HP engineers recommend doing it like this. Also - although I'm using a Visio from HP h

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No sorry, there is no plug-in for Synology to download patches (would be cool though - anyone?). However, I've been fiddling around with vSphere UMDS and wanted to have the patches downloaded to my Synology NAS box. And through the Synology webservices act as a patch store - AND IT WORKS :-).

Setup is quite easy, running a Windows 2008 machine. Now there are excellent tutorials and manuals available online to install UMDS, so I'm not going to repeat that.

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  • Aleks Nikolic says #
    Howdy Bouke, Was wondering what kind of synology you are using for you home environment..? (and more important what your findings
  • Bouke Groenescheij says #
    Hi Aleks, I'm using the 1511. The NAS works fine for ESXi - however, I've only been using NFS (so I didn't try iSCSI yet). As a '

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Triggered by @esloof his post on Freesco 0.4.3, I wanted to create such router into a VM, but for version 0.4.4. I also wanted to move it to a virtual disk so I could make an OVF and do multiple deploys. While trying to get this to work after a few hours, I finally found a really fast and reliable method to do it myself in like 10 minutes (and so can you after reading this manual).

What do you need?

- freesco, get it from here (download the ZIP)
- ext2-0.4.4-lewis.pkg get it from here

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  • Sandro says #
    Great guide! Thank you very much!
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  • Dave says #
    Great Post Bouke. Admittedly, the CFDISK process during the workflow seems a bit bug-ridden, as it throws an error (as you stated)

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I was rebuilding my homelab and wanted to create 'sites' using vlans. I am using the HP Procurve 1810G-24 switch (cheap, works great) but I had to fiddle some things out and I got it now. I know other sites have nice tutorials, but this is a quick recap from me.

Setup

I have three vlans right now. Default (1), lab1 (101) and lab2 (102). Click VLANs and the image below should say enough:

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  • Stefan says #
    I like to get some help with this situation. I would like to configure vlans over 6 procurve 1810 switches. For the moment everyon

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Hi all. Today (17-4-2012) William Lam provided a method to prevent HBA drivers to be loaded during installation and upgrades. This makes the removevmhba script obsolete. Since I got asked quite often wetter this would be possible for ESXi, I couldn't answer. However, check out this post, since that would be the current solution right now. I have updated the download description accordingly.

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