Category: Home Lab

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Synology SSD Cache Setup and Testing

Enabling Synology SSD Cache Due to budget constraints my Synology DS1815+ is only populated with 6 WD Red drives, and the last two bays have been sitting empty for a while now. After a...

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Home Lab setup for Virtualization, Hyper-V, and MCSE

Virtualization Home Lab Guide When it comes to home labs each of us is constrained by size, power, heat, noise, performance, and budget factors.  On top of that the IT field encompasses a host...

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Hyper-V Home Lab Setup and Configuration

Hyper-V Home Lab Setup – A How To If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: Here is all the PowerShell code required for the...

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Hyper-V Core Cluster Home Lab Setup

This article will explore the setup and configuration of a Hyper-V Core cluster and the creation of high availability VMs. Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (also referred to by some as Hyper-V Core) is a...

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Remotely Wake Computer From Sleep – Establish a Remote Connection

Waking a computer from sleep to access remotely I really enjoy being able to remotely access my home computer while on the go. While I do typically have my laptop with me, my desktop...