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The past three weeks have been spent trying to get the last piece in my multi-gaming VMware ESXi virtual machine server efforts across the finish line: getting the KVM controller/switch to work. At first, I thought it would […]

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Woohoo, I made it! Let’s recap where we are and what I have running: Windows 10 Pro VM running on the free version of VMWare ESXi 7 vSphere Xeon Silver 2.20 GHz 8 vCPUs (max for free ESXi) […]

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Finding an appropriate graphics card, the right supporting server hardware and actually getting the graphic card to output to a monitor took a couple of weeks. But, the actual setting changes required to get it all to work […]

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My NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6GB) GPU seems to be installed properly in the PowerEdge T640, although I have no way to test it. I used this link to guide me in my effort to passthrough my GPU in […]

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At this point, I’ve had the server up and running for several weeks. One of the Not Lawlors told me about a game called Genshin Impact that he thinks I’ll like because I LOVE Breath of the Wild. […]

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With a nice, fresh Ubuntu server at my disposal, it’s time to deep-dive into Docker! I’ve tinkered with QNAP’s version of Docker and have some containers running, so I get the basics. The first things that I wanted […]

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I managed to get all but one of my VMs centralized in ESXi. As of now, they are stored in my NAS and I run ESXi off of the two internal 480 GB SSDs (RAID 1). Long-term, I […]

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It’s taken a few days after getting the server to power on to get the OS (VMWare ESXi 7 vSphere) up and running. (Professional and familial responsibilities being things that are important to me.) As it turns out, […]

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Prior to delivery day, I received a call from FedEx in order to schedule the delivery of my “data center equipment.” They said it would be delivered on a pallet. I don’t know what I was expecting, but […]

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Why did I decide to buy instead of build? The primary reason is I have little interest in hardware. The secondary reason is that the price of just the motherboard, CPUs and case were already more than my […]

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It seems completely feasible to have two gaming VMs coexist with some run-of-the-mill Home Lab stuff along with maybe a couple of other lightly used VMs. The idea is to use some low-cost KVM technology to connect the […]

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As the “W” in “Wife Approval Factor,” Chief Technologist and Interior Decorator, I clamped on to the idea of running multiple gaming virtual machines on one beefy server as if the fate of the world depended on it. […]