23/11/2017 - Almost

Posted on Thu 23 November 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Blog

Almost over now.

I've managed to upgrade MKV32 to point I may hopefully be able to leave it alone again for a long time. Considering the time between the first and second upgrade was several years and the fourth, fifth and sixth upgrades happened within two years, I'd like to …


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19-20/11/2017 - The Upgrade

Posted on Mon 20 November 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Blog

Its 00:34. MKS. This is the test answer. Screw messing about with MKVI and migrations and test .vmdk's. MKS has a 2TB RDM. The data on the disk is already in the cloud, no risk of data loss. I can move the RDM file from DS01 to DS00 move …


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19/11/2017 - The Plan

Posted on Sun 19 November 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Blog

"I now have to re-address my backups and sort out the performance issues which could lead to more data loss! I need at least another week…."

I've experimented with a spare SDD. I can get a working passthrough desktop on it. Great, I can reduce the load on DS01. The …


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18/11/2017 - The Backup Failure

Posted on Sat 18 November 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Blog

Well that's all over now, sort of.

I have a week off work, it's traditional to spend that time working on home PC projects.

Last holiday I added a 4TB drive and accidentally got GPU passthrough working. Result. Since doing so, I've noticed a few performance issues and have come …


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15/11/2017 - A week off

Posted on Wed 15 November 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Blog

I have a week off work. Time to, as tradition now dictates, fuck computer things at home up time! Wheyyy!

This snip was written somewhere between the beginning and the beginning of the disasters:

One of the 3TB's is failing It's been presenting issues in DriveScanner for months I have …


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GPU Passthrough ... finally!

Posted on Sun 23 July 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi

21:07:17 12:27 That's when it finally happened. For the best part of 10 years I've been trying to get graphics passthrough working on my hypervisor, thus enabling the one box theory.

I'd taken two days off work, a long weekend. Planned to sawp a 4TB drive out …


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