Last week I’ve started to build my new home lab. Unfortunately I still haven’t got any shared storage device in place, only a 500GB SATA direct-attached hard-drives. For the last 3-years I was surrounded by NetApp’s technologies and although I wasn’t the actual storage guy at the site, taking NetApp Edge virtual storage appliance for a ride was the obvious thing for me to do.
In the last part for this series I will be focusing on automating the deployment process using PowerCLI and VB script combination.
In part 2 of this series, we have created our new “pagefile” and “OS-W2008” datastore storage profiles.
In part 1 of this series I talked about some of the basic pros and cons in moving the VM swapfile and the guest OS virtual memory to a dedicated datastores. Now, let’s start using some of VMware goodies.
Just finished reading the new NFS Best Practices published by Cormac in his blog, this is a “must read” getting started kinda posts in order to understand NFS infrastructure and features. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Cormac’s blog