Who wants to win a sweet home lab?

Turbonomic TurboStack homelab

I’m pretty darn happy with my current home lab, but certainly wouldn’t mind winning the sweet home lab Turbonomic is giving away for FREE!

The Turbonomic TurboStack home lab giveaway consists of an Intel NUC6i5SYK NUC with an Intel Core i5-6260U, 16GB total RAM using HyperX DDR4 memory. For storage the TurboStack home lab includes a Synology DS916+ NAS along with a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD and two WD 1TB 7200 RPM SATA drives. In addition, a Cisco SG300 10-Port Gigabit Managed Switch – they even give you three Ethernet cables!

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NAKIVO announces version 6.2 Beta

Today NAKIVO announced their latest version, NAKIVO v6.2, which is currently in Beta at the moment but looks to offer a number of new exciting features. Such as more integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as improved notifications and alarms.

What’s new in NAKIVO v6.2 Beta

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Welcome new site sponsor, SolarWinds!

solarwinds

I would like to welcome my new site sponsor, SolarWinds. SolarWinds offers a large variety of tools, management, monitoring, and analyizers for various systems.

The one tool many readers of this blog might find more interesting is their Virtualization Manager which offers capacity planning, VM Right-Sizing, various management reports and system monitoring and works with both VMware and Hyper-V.

Be sure to check out the video demo below, they are also offering a 30 day free trial!

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Installing Windows 10 without using a Microsoft account

If you’ve installed Windows 8 or later you’ve probably noticed that Microsoft has been trying to push users to setup a Microsoft account and use it during the install process. Doing so gives users the ability to use OneDrive and sync various configurations and Internet Explorer (people still use IE?) favorites, settings, and history.

Since I use CloudStation on my Synology NAS and don’t care to use OneDrive nor did I want the Windows 10 test machines configurations sync’ed between them either.

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