Author: Dave Thomas

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…


Crypto Rig Bill of Materials

I’ve been asked to document my current go-to parts manifest for the crypto mining rigs I’m running…


NVidia Optimus for VMware Workstation

How to enable NVidia Optimus drivers so that VM’s may have hardware graphics acceleration…


IPMIUtil to Change Supermicro Fan Thresholds

Some good guidance on using open source IPMIUtil to quiet annoying fans…