pfSense is a very powerful firewall and in this video, I will show you how to run pfSense Plus on VMware vSphere 8. By virtualizing pfSense you can now take advantage of the flexibility already there when using VMware vSphere 8.
In this video, I will show you how to set up GPU passthrough for an Intel GPU for a Ubuntu virtual machine running on VMware vSphere 8. This way you can use the performance that GPU has for transcoding, encoding, or decoding large video files without stressing the CPU on your VMware ESXi host.
Official documentation from Intel to install graphics drivers on Ubuntu can be found here. Below are all the commands I used to install the drivers on my Ubuntu virtual machine:
I am sure a lot of you are running your virtual machines on VMware. Now, if you have a Synology appliance (NAS) running in your network as well, no need to look further for a solid backup solution. You can read more about Synology Active Backup for Business here.
Utilize that Synology today and backup those virtual machines running on your VMware platform. It is easy, simple and fast.
In this video I will show you how to upgrade VMware vCenter version 7 to version 8.
Before upgrading make sure you have backups and snapshot available for your existing vCenter 7 and also keys to run version 8 of vCenter. Check the video to see all the steps needed. Read about VMware vCenter on the official VMware page here.
In this video I will show you how to enable Transparent Page Sharing on your VMware ESXi hosts.
I am sure a lot of you guys are using VMware ESXi and like me are running into memory limitations on your ESXi hosts. By enabling Transparent Page Sharing in ESXi you can create some extra headroom and optimize memory usage on your ESXi host. This option can save you some money because maybe…just maybe, this will be enough to get you going without investing in new hardware. It sure helped me a lot!
Read up more about Transparent Page Sharing in the articles from VMware here, and here because there are some things to consider from a security perspective.
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