VMWare ESXi “Out of resources”
October 27, 2015
vSphereSomewhere deep in the history of computing, there is a document that says all error messages must be obscure and poorly documented. Rarely does one find a error message that is clear, concise and tells you exactly where to look. Not that it’s impossible, just rare. This weekend I ran across what should have been an easy error in ESXi, “Out of resources”. Unfortunately ESXi doesn’t tell you which specific resource, just that one of the many may be maxed out.
Microsoft showed off at an Apple event... oh and some new iDevices
September 9, 2015
On the right you’ll see a screenshot I captured from today’s Apple event. One half of that image is an Apple staff member talking about the latest and greatest iPad Pro. On the other half of the image you’ll see… a Microsoft logo. At an Apple event? These two used to be mortal enemies. Heck, just last week there was news of Microsoft running a joint project with VMWare. Those two haven’t gotten along since high school.
Tutorial: Using VMWare ESXi and PFsense as a network firewall/router
August 31, 2015
vSphere In most networks, you will have dedicated hardware to function as your “edge” (firewall/router). This is typically for the best, but there are always cases where you can’t put out that dedicated hardware. Sometimes it’s for cost reasons and sometimes it’s for complexity. In my particular case, I was installing an ESXi server in a datacenter and only had 2 amps of power to work with, of which my server took up ~1.8amps at peak load. So cost came into play and we simply couldn’t afford to put in dedicated hardware that could push enough bits. In such cases, it is possible the setup ESXi on the network edge, in a reasonably secure fashion, with PFSense acting as a firewall.