Paul Braren from TinkerTry.com (http://www.tinkertry.com/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/tinkererguy) and Christian Johnson join Jim (@jcollison) and for show #174 of Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community. Paul covers virtualization topics like building your own VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5, Haswell Z97 issues with more than 32GB of RAM. Christian had some questions around OpenVPN on a VM and Jim continue to tout Microsoft Azure as an option to the Home Server.
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Build your own VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Datacenter, starting with one PC
See also TinkerTry Superguides that were mentioned on the podcast:
Insecure about using public WiFi? Connect to your home’s OpenVPN appliance, for free.
VMware Workstation 10 is feature rich, but you might be fine with the free VMware Player 6 Plus
Haswell Z97 limited to 32GB memory max, an unfortunate reality for virtualization enthusiasts
Rufus takes 2 minutes to create a bootable USB flash drive for ESXi installation
Easy install Amazon CloudFront CDN with WordPress Plugin W3 Total Cache
Display your iOS and Android devices on Windows, using Reflector and Droid @ Screen
Kevin asked some questions in the chat, no I haven’t played with vCHS or vCloud, but my customers do use VMware SRM
For the person inclined to tinker, VMware offers a lot of cloud options too, see also:
Jim brought up Azure, great way to go
Microsoft justifies sending employees out to do free Hyper-V trainings and blog, by seeing the use of these links, care of Dan Stoltz, Microsoft, from http://itproguru.com
Try Windows Server 2012
Windows Task Manager auto-started as an effective CPU monitor in your system tray
Posted on February 12, 2013 by Paul Braren
Christian brought up some potential concerns about Azure:
“Some Azure customers may have noticed that for a VM deployed in a US region, when
they launch a localized page on a web browser it may redirect them to an international
site. The following explains why this may be happening.
IPv4 address space has been fully assigned in the United States”
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