virtualization

  • DevOpsDevops best practices in 2024

    DevOps Best Practices in 2024

    Devops is a hug part of modern development processes in production environments. DevOps operations teams are part of the broader interaction between development and operations teams to create modern software apps that follow modern workflows. Let’s take a look at…

  • home labTrends

    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…

  • XCP-ngBuild xen orchestra

    How to build Xen Orchestra from Source code

    Xen Orchestra (XO) is the “vcenter like” frontend tool for managing XCP-ng hypervisor. It is freely available from Vates along with the free XCP-ng hypervisor as a xen orchestra turnkey appliance (XOA). One of the extremely cool things you can…

  • VMwareVmware broadcom lessons

    VMware by Broadcom Lesson: Don’t base your career on a product

    I have been involved or at least associated with VMware solutions and infrastructure since circa 2004, which is quite a long time. Like most I was blown away by the technology when I first saw what it could do and…

  • home labBest server os in 2024

    Best Server OS in 2024 in Five Categories

    When thinking about the best server operating system in 2024, there are a wide range of use cases that servers are used for. Given the wide variety of those use cases, it would make sense to list the best server…

  • VMwareDeath of vmware esxi free edition

    Best Free Hypervisors Now That VMware ESXi Free Edition is Dead

    In case you haven’t heard, VMware “by Broadcom” has killed free ESXi. So, it is no longer a viable option for those looking for the best free hypervisor. It is a sad day for those who know, love, and use…

  • Mini PC & ServerTop 5 mini pcs for home servers in 2024

    Top 5 Mini PCs for Home Server in Early 2024

    I have reviewed quite a few mini PCs over the past few months to have a pretty good idea of what is out there in terms of mini PCs, their compatibility, features, and capabilities. However, I know I have not…

  • VMwareVmware vsphere foundation vvf

    New VMware vSphere Foundation: Death of Perpetual Licenses

    If you have been following the developments with the finalizing of the Broadcom buyout of VMware, you have seen there has been a drastic shift in how the new VMware by Broadcom is offering its products and solutions. Gone are…

  • home labNutanix home lab

    Nutanix Community Edition for Home Lab

    With the massive uncertainty regarding VMware vSphere, there are a lot of home labbers out there who are looking at alternatives to VMware vSphere. These may be looking at open-source solutions like Proxmox and XCP-ng. However, there is another solution…

  • home labBest home server virtualization projects in 2024

    Best Home Server Virtualization Projects in 2024

    As we get more into 2024, if you are looking at virtualization projects and labs to get started learning, there are many great learning projects you can spin up on your home lab server. While you may have experimented with…