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

http://youtu.be/iQfTuAdLfYw

See also TinkerTry Superguides that were mentioned on the podcast:

http://TinkerTry.com/superguide-vmware-vsphere

http://TinkerTry.com/superguide-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials

http:/TinkerTry.com/superguide-home-virtualization-server-enthusiasts-colorful-variety-of-esxi-whiteboxes

Insecure about using public WiFi? Connect to your home’s OpenVPN appliance, for free.

http://TinkerTry.com/security-bsides-boston-presentation-may-10-2014

VMware Workstation 10 is feature rich, but you might be fine with the free VMware Player 6 Plus

http://www.tinkertry.com/vmware-workstation-10-or-vmware-player-6-plus

Haswell Z97 limited to 32GB memory max, an unfortunate reality for virtualization enthusiasts

http://www.tinkertry.com/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

http://TinkerTry.com/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

http://www.tinkertry.com/easy-install-amazon-cloudfront-cdn-with-wordpress-plugin-w3-total-cache/

Display your iOS and Android devices on Windows, using Reflector and Droid @ Screen

http://TiinkerTry.com/display-your-ios-and-android-devices-on-windows-using-reflector-and-droid-at-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:

http://labs.hol.vmware.com

https://labs.vmware.com

https://labs.vmware.com/flings

https://labs.vmware.com/academic

https://labs.vmware.com/nee

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 Azure

http://aka.ms/iaas

Try Hyper-V

http://aka.ms/Hyperv2012

Try Windows Server 2012

http://aka.ms/getwin2012R2

Windows Task Manager auto-started as an effective CPU monitor in your system tray

Posted on February 12, 2013 by Paul Braren

http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/02/windows-task-manager-auto-started-as-an-effective-cpu-monitor-in-your-system-tray/

Christian brought up some potential concerns about Azure:
https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-460-Notes.pdf
“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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