Soooo the home lab is coming along nicely though I’m going to be running in to license expiry issues before long. Thanks to the power of social media and some extremely supportive and knowledgeable peers I’m hoping to over come this by getting my paws on NFR licenses. A big shout out to Paul Meehan and Craig Kilborn for getting the ball rolling
So the current state is that I’ve rummaged around my room and searched through the many boxes of PC bits n bobs I’ve accumulated over the years of many upgrades and chucked together a case, Mobo with a Pentium D CPU, 4GB RAM, PSU and a bunch of “suspect” SATA drives which are potentially on their way to silicon heaven (Not the playboy mansion) and configured an iSCSI/NFS storage server using FreeNAS.
NFS was a doddle to deploy but had a real headache trying to get the iSCSI targets seen by all ESX hosts. I’m clearly missing something obvious and pulling my hair out trying to trouble shoot – a few cups of tea and some Woosaaas are in order I reckon.
To be continued!