Paul Braren with Updates on VMware, the World’s first look at Intel Optane P4800X, eero and much more! – HGG325

Paul Braren joins us to talk about his current work load at VMware and an update on some super fast VM parts that will make his home lab a bunch faster, his home Wifi set up with Eero, a change to his home networking and going from 1GbE to 10GbE, and update on the Ring doorbell  and a whole bunch more on this episode of Home Gadget Geeks!  See additional info and links at Paul’s site.



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  1. Router (DHCP/DNS for Linux & Windows homes)
  2. $90 router that can handle 1Gbps connection to the internet, I have 1/3 of that (300Mbps), and 30Mbps up
  3. Wi-Fi update – eero 1 year later
  4. ecobee3 thermostat update
  5. voltage issue fixed with new transformer
  6. Ring Video Doorbell Pro update
  7. 720p issue, voltage issue fixed with new transformer
  8. Thunderbolt 3 dock – Dell TB16
  9. iRig Microphone for iOS or Android, heard accompanying 4K videos recorded at VMworld 2017 on my iPhone 7 Plus
  10. Road-warrior productivity boosters for USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 equipped laptops  that have no ethernet or VGA
  11. Move from D-link to Netgear networking
  12. Move from 1GbE to 10GbE networking in my home, even my laptop! (Thunderbolt 3 success, skipping 2.5/5.0 speeds, QNAP NAS visit)
  13. World’s first look at Intel Optane P4800X, currently the fastest NVMe SSDs available
  14. Intel Ruler form factor, SSDs in many shapes and sizes, now in wide M.2 gumsticks called NGFF
  15. Xeon D form factor proliferation, and new stickers and backplate label
  16. Veeam Agent for Windows, Veeam Agent for Linux update, including Ubuntu 17 on Dell XPS15 story

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