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A Look at the Lenovo ThinkServer RS160

A Look at the Lenovo ThinkServer RS160

When I started looking to purchase a server for my lab I originally looked at Dell and Lenovo. In the end I decided to go with Lenovo mainly because I used to be a partner with them, knew their products, and most importantly I knew I would not be locked to using only licensed Lenovo hardware. The pair of ThinkServer RS160s and RAM were the […]

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Home Lab (Visio Planning)

Home Lab (Visio Planning)

With all my hardware purchased and currently on the way, the next step for this project will be to plan out the networking architecture. To get an idea of how everything will flow together I created a quick Visio chart to represent my intended network layout. Maintaining the expectation that this lab would be something you might see in a small business I intend to […]

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Home Lab (Pre-planning)

Home Lab (Pre-planning)

Over the next few weeks I will be building out two home labs from scratch. A production lab with the expectation that it can sustain a small business user environment of up to 25 users. A demo lab that will be used for testing before doing a professional install. While I call the first environment a “lab”, it will actually function as the backbone to […]

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I Know Google-Fu

I Know Google-Fu

I remember when my employer in 2009 enrolled their whole IT staff in a three day online webinar titled “The Art of Google-Fu“. We all scoffed and thought it was going to be a waste of time that would only prevent us from knocking out that ever growing queue of tickets even more. The first days webinar was split into three major talking points: The […]

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