Dell PowerEdge 13th Gen Fan Noise

An excellent excerpt from another blog…


Manual Control of Dell PowerEdge Fan Speed (12G, 13G)

If your like me and have a home datacenter, or have a bunch of Dell servers a small home lab, the fan speed curves in the iDRAC are very aggressive. They are normally used inside data centers where audio reduction is not a priority. Being said there are some simple tweaks you can do to…


oVirt Setup with PowerFlex (ScaleIO) Storage

For many of us out there, running VMware as the only hypervisor is quite expensive. Especially when using a SDS type of storage solution, such as PowerFlex, or legacy ScaleIO. In this post, will contain pointers and gotchas, which require modification to successfully deploy. Configuration of Engine & KVM Hosts For this deployment, a standalone…


iSCSI Storage for VMware ESXi

A million opinions on storage for ESXi over iSCSI from FreeNAS/TrueNAS, all boiled down…


VMware ESXi iSCSI Max IO Size

A long awaited find and tweak to iSCSI performance…


Restoring GRUB EFI Bootloader

Thanks to a Lenovo BIOS update, I got a crash course on generating a new UEFI config…


Intel SSD DC P4510 Optimizations

Configuring for max performance…


Mikrotik VLAN CRS3

https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Interface/Bridge#VLAN_Example_.232_.28Trunk_and_Hybrid_Ports.29…


Mikrotik Serial and Console Access

sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 Borrowed from: https://cyberlab.pacific.edu/resources/lab-network-hardware-console


FreeNAS iSCSI on R730xd with H730/HBA330/Optane 900P Passthrough in ESXi

In case you run into this like I did…