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  • vSphere with Tanzu using Intel Arc GPU

    After successfully passing through the new Intel Arc 750/770 GPU to both a Linux and Windows VM running on ESXi, which also includes keyboard/mouse access and video output to an external monitor, I wanted to see if our vSphere with Tanzu solution could also take advantage of the new Intel Arc GPU? The answer is [...]

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    Published on 2023-01-26 | Time 19:50:59

  • Quick Tip – Automating allowed and not allowed Datastores for use with vSphere Cluster Services (vCLS)

    One of the recent features of the vSphere Cluster Services (vCLS) is the ability configure the vSphere Datastores that vCLS is allowed to use to provision the required service VMs, which can be on a vSphere Cluster under Configure->vSphere Cluster Services->Datastores as shown in the screenshot below. In addition to the vSphere UI, you can [...]

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    Published on 2023-01-25 | Time 19:31:28

  • ESXi with Intel Arc 750 / 770 GPU

    I have to say, the @IntelGraphics team does a very nice job on their packaging! Look forward to kicking the tires on their new Arc GPUs, luckily this fits nicely in the Intel 12 Extreme NUC (Dragon Canyon) 😁 — William Lam (@*protected email*) (@lamw) January 21, 2023 I recently had the opportunity to play [...]

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    Published on 2023-01-24 | Time 18:33:53

  • How to bootstrap vSAN Express Storage Architecture (ESA) on unsupported hardware?

    I was recently chatting with a fellow colleague who asked an interesting question about the memory overhead between running vSAN Original Storage Architecture (OSA) versus the new vSAN Express Storage Architecture (ESA) from a VMware Homelab perspective. I honestly did not know the answer as I am only using vSAN OSA for my personal homelab. [...]

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    Published on 2023-01-19 | Time 18:48:10