Author: Dave Thomas

iDRAC Performance Issues

Do you have an iDRAC 8 that is acting sluggish, no virtual console, or take forever to validate credentials?…


ConnectX-3 Pro Firmware Upgrade

Helpful commands and links to upgrading ConnectX firmware in ESXi…


SuperMicro: IPMI fan sensor threshold to 0 or del

Finally, a way to get SuperMicro boards to stop blasting the fans for low RPM, quiet fans…


Dell PowerEdge 13th Gen Fan Noise

An excellent excerpt from another blog…


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