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    I am Creating a Disaster Recovery Site for My Home Lab

    Most will say home labs are generally over the top, with server-grade hardware in server racks. And I think I agree for the most part. However, most of us do what we do because we love tinkering around with technology…

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    Running Dissimilar VMware Cluster on Mini PCs

    As I have written about quite a bit lately, I have been pairing down the home lab environment from my older Supermicro servers to mini PCs that I have been testing on the past few months. One of the main…

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    Shut Down Server Due to Heat: Consolidating My Home Lab

    Here in the northern hemisphere, we are approaching the summer with rising temperatures and heat. In replying to a comment on a blog post for the Minisforum MS-01 and talking about summer temps and moving workloads to mini PCs, I…

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    Best Server for Home Lab is Changing in 2024

    Things are changing if you look around at what everyone is looking at for running home labs and a dedicated server. There are several reasons for this. It is a combination of what people want to run and the hardware…

  • Home server build or buy

    Home Server Build or Buy?

    Many are looking at possibly spinning up a home lab in 2024. There is a lot of benefits to doing that for learning, labbing, and just having fun. It is not only a great hobby, but it also lends itself…

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    Home Lab Nested Virtualization E-book Download

    Nested virtualization is one of the most underutilized tools in home labs in my honest opinion. It is a tool and technology that allows you to have what you need to “rinse and repeat” steps in a home lab. Or,…

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    Automate Home Lab Server Updates with GitLab CI CD

    I recently wrote a blog post about replacing traditional Windows scheduled tasks with a CI/CD pipeline and the automation it provides. There are so many advantages to running something like Gitlab in your home lab to centralize your automation and…

  • Downsize your home lab

    How to Downsize your Home Lab

    Running your own home lab, where you manage your own server, can be fun and exciting. These can be used for learning, experimenting, or managing personal data and services; your own home lab can help you accomplish all of these.…

  • Nutanix move vmware migration

    Nutanix Move: Migrate from VMware ESXi Free Download

    There is no question that organizations and home lab enthusiasts if running VMware vSphere are thinking about migrating. With the Broadcome buyout and the recent titanic changes Broadcom has made (killing VMware ESXi free edition, partner changes, eliminating all but…

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    Top Home Lab Trends in 2024

    Wow, things have really changed in the past year from what we knew and were used to, compared to where things are now in early 2024. In this digital age, there are so many options for enterprise organizations, which trickles…