13 01, 2015

OnePlus One Phone: A User Review

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Android, General, Hardware, Mobile|0 Comments

My wife was looking for a new phone and just before Christmas, I suggested her to go for a OnePlus One phone. At that time, they were offering the phone without the invite and promising delivery before Christmas. As luck would have it, by the time she made up her mind, it went back to [...]

20 06, 2014

My New Dual-Xeon Based Nested Home Lab Machine – Part II

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Hardware, How To, Virtual Lab, Workstation|8 Comments

In the previous post, I explained the need for a new machine in my home lab and the considerations before buying appropriate components to build one. In this post, I will look at the "Physical Decision Points" and the "Bill of Materials" (read "damage") for those components. So, without further ado, let's start: Physical Decision [...]

28 01, 2013

Building (or Upgrading) a Virtual Home Lab Machine – Part III

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 January 28th, 2013|Hardware, vCenter, View, Virtual Lab, VMware, vSphere, Windows, Workstation|5 Comments

In the first and second posts of this series, I covered my thought process for deciding what hardware and software to use for my new lab machine and then what I actually bought and built, respectively.  In this last post of the series, I intend to cover some optimizations I did after the build, some [...]

31 10, 2012

Building (or Upgrading) a Virtual Home Lab Machine – Part II

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Hardware, Strategy, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, Windows, Workstation|3 Comments

In my last post, I discussed the things that are important to me when I am considering to build a new machine for my lab and my reasons for choosing certain options when building a new one.  I promised to report on what I bought and built after making the decisions above and how it went, [...]