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Building out my Nexenta Shared Storage for my home lab

Hi there, While I have Synology and a QNAP NAS devices in my home lab – and like both of them, I also have a FalconStor array providing the real shared storage for my home lab.  Both of the NAS

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Upgrading NexentaStor from 5.0.1.5 to 5.0.2.7

You may have seen my Fusion upgrade article and now this one is about upgrading NexentaStor to the current GA.  It is worth noting that this is due to my experimenting with Nexenta as a shared storage addition to my

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Upgrading Nexenta Fusion from 1.0.0.40 to 1.0.1.7

Hello there, I am working on Nexenta in my lab, as I need more shared storage suitable to run virtual machines on.  As part of that there was an update of the Nexenta Fusion management appliance. Which I quite like

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How to IPMI patch Supermicro hosts

I updated the BIOS of my hosts so they were both current and the same, but now I am going to update the IPMI.  It is the start of the road to get HTML5 support in the iKVM and that

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How to firmware patch SuperMicro hosts

As you know, I have several SuperMicro servers in the lab now. So quiet I have to look to see if they are on. The latest one has as slightly newer BIOS so I want to update it. Not quite

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How to build a Windows 2016 VMware Template

This is a template outline I have used several times and am very happy with it.  It should work great for you and if not then let me know.  I did this with vSphere 6.0 U2a and Windows 2016.  I

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No software bundles visible when using Firmware Update wizard

I have Dell OpenManage installed in my test lab, getting ready to move it into my production lab. Once it was working, using my article, I thought I would just confirms it works, confirm my article, and be ready to

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