10Gb in your homelab for under $70?

10GbESXi

A lot of small to medium businesses haven’t made the transition over to 10Gb speeds from the typical 1Gb (at least around where I live), let alone us homelabbers, because of it’s cost. Even with “cheaper” 10GBASE-T switches coming out, like the D-Link DXS-1210-12TC, $1,470 is still a lot more than most of us can convince our wives to let us spend on one. Also, do you have 10Gb NICs on your hosts and NAS/SANs? What about the right cables? These things aren’t cheap. Continue reading “10Gb in your homelab for under $70?”

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10Gb in your homelab for under $70?

Install the ESXi HTML5 Embedded Host Client

FLINGS

If you’ve used VMWare’s Flash-based vSphere Web Client, there’s one thing we can all agree on: it sucks. Sure, vSphere 6 introduced some new enhancements that made it slightly cleaner and more usable, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it’s still bad. If you’re like me, you still use the vSphere C# Client and only resort to the Web Client when you absolutely have to.

Like me, you were probably excited when a new VMWare Fling came out a few months ago called the ESXi Embedded Host Client. It’s essentially a way to manage your ESXi host using an HTML5 based web interface (and just your ESXi host, this cannot be used to manage vCenter). If you click on the link, you can read through all the great features you can do with it. It’s fast, intuitive, full of features, and most of all it’s what we wish the vSphere Web Client would be.

Here’s the quickest/easiest way to install it. You’re going to want to make sure you have SSH enabled on your host. If you already do, skip these next few steps and SSH into your ESXi host. Continue reading “Install the ESXi HTML5 Embedded Host Client”

Install the ESXi HTML5 Embedded Host Client

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