Around The Lab: Garage Data Center

It has been quite some time since my last lab update!  I’ve done quite a bit of updating since my post in January.  Today we’ll focus on my new Garage Data Center.  My Oracle rack has finally filled up for the most part and as a result, it has become a little loud and a…

Around The Lab: Hyperion Home Lab January Update

Welcome to the first installment of a new on-going series about what’s up in my Hyperion Home Lab.  First, if you don’t already have your own home lab, why not?  Get started by checking out my guide on building your own.  And yes…I will get around to updating this series soon.  In the meantime, let’s…

The Oracle Has Landed!

If you read my blog, you know that I am really into having a home lab.  I’ve had a small Norco rack for a while to keep my servers in.  It’s worked pretty well for the most part, but as you can see, it is pretty full: You can probably also see that it is very…

My First FreeNAS Build

As my lab has grown over the years, so have my storage needs.  Today I have an array dedicated to backing up files.  That array consists of twelve (12) 2TB drives configured in a RAID 6 array.  This gives me roughly 18.1 TB of storage.  That sounds like a ton of storage.  Unfortunately, I’ve run…

Building a Hyperion Home Lab: The Build and Installing ESXi

Before we go to far, let’s consolidate what we’ve done so far.  Here’s a list of the entire series: Introduction and Choosing Your Hypervisor Choosing Your Processor Choosing Your Motherboard Choosing Your Memory Choosing Your Chassis and Power Supply Choosing Your Storage Putting It All Together The Build and Installing ESXi Ok, now that we…

Building a Hyperion Home Lab: Putting It All Together

Before we get started, here’s the entire series in case you need to look back (or ahead): Introduction and Choosing Your Hypervisor Choosing Your Processor Choosing Your Motherboard Choosing Your Memory Choosing Your Chassis and Power Supply Choosing Your Storage Putting It All Together The Build and Installing ESXi Now that we’ve made it through…

Random Tip: Using WebLogic Admin Server to Monitor Services

Happy Friday!  There’s nothing quite like needing to restart one or all of your EPM services.  First you have to shut it all down and make sure it’s actually down.  Then you have to start it up in the right order and then you have to make sure it’s actually up before you send users…

Building a Hyperion Home Lab: Choosing Your Storage

Before we get started, here’s the entire series in case you need to look back (or ahead): Introduction and Choosing Your Hypervisor Choosing Your Processor Choosing Your Motherboard Choosing Your Memory Choosing Your Chassis and Power Supply Choosing Your Storage Putting It All Together The Build and Installing ESXi It’s finally time for the last…

Building a Hyperion Home Lab: Choosing Your Chassis and Power Supply

Before we get started, here’s the entire series in case you need to look back (or ahead): Introduction and Choosing Your Hypervisor Choosing Your Processor Choosing Your Motherboard Choosing Your Memory Choosing Your Chassis and Power Supply Choosing Your Storage Putting It All Together The Build and Installing ESXi We’re slowly nearing the exciting completion…

Building a Hyperion Home Lab: Choosing Your Memory

Before we get started, here’s the entire series in case you need to look back (or ahead): Introduction and Choosing Your Hypervisor Choosing Your Processor Choosing Your Motherboard Choosing Your Memory Choosing Your Chassis and Power Supply Choosing Your Storage Putting It All Together The Build and Installing ESXi We have our first two major…