Jan 24, 2010 Blogs
I’ve been meaning to dig into something technical for a long time as a more than welcome change in daily routine. I’ve been on the hunt for a new house (in Utrecht), have been busy with the VMware Enterprise Solution Provider partnership and did a complete rebuild of my internal Lab Manager environment. Also, I’m beginning my preparations for the VCDX Design Exam (which I’m going to take at the end of February). A couple of months ago, I visited the subject of RDM’s from a different angle (link), but now I wanted to give a more complete report on the matter.
Jan 23, 2010 Blogs
Besides the two Labs I have at work, I’ve gotten myself a new laptop to use as a lab-inbetween-home-and-work-lab.
Hypervisor Lab @Work
Two Dell PowerEdge T605 (see my previous post)
Lab Manager @Work
We’re running Lab Manager on three Dell PowerEdge 1950′s (16GB RAM, dual core Xeon’s) and a Dell/EMC AX150i with 12×500 GB SATA. Nothing really fancy, but an adequate solutions for our training and testing purposes.
Mobile Lab @Bag
A brand new Dell Latitude E6500
- Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
- 8GB 800MHz DDR2 RAM (2x 4GB)
- 250GB SATA-II HDD 7200RPM
- 15.4″ Wide Screen WUXGA (1920×1200) 2CCFL
- Mobile Intel GMA X4500HD
- Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11 a/g/n 1X2) 1/2 MiniCard with Centrino label
- US/Int – Internal Qwerty LED Backlight Keyboard
- 6 Cell 54WHr LI-ION Primary Battery
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64, English)
- 8x DVD+/RW Drive
I’m planning to replace the DVD-drive with an caddy with an Intel 80GB SSD:
- 2nd Hard Drive Caddy Modular Bay from New Mode US
- Intel SSDSA2MH080G2C1 80GB