To build a routed wifi network using Raspberry Pi we will use hostapd and dnsmasq software. In this example, our home network is 188.8.131.52/24 and the new network we will use for wifi is 184.108.40.206/24. Please note that throughput on the Raspberry Pi wifi interface is limited and you should not expect speeds higher than 25-30Mbps.
To start the installation, download the Raspberry Pi Imager from the official Raspberry Pi website. Insert the SD card (min. 8GB) and select Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS from the list of the available operating systems. Once the write and verify is complete, insert the SD card in the raspberry pi, connect the HDMI, network cable, and power source.
After you have connected DS3231 to your Raspberry Pi, edit the /boot/config.txt file and add the following lines:
When it comes to building cheap and reliable home lab Intel NUC computers are huge success. Their low power consumption and small footprint makes them perfect for almost any kind of home lab, including building a VSAN lab. Recently I ran into the issue where I needed an additional network card for my NUC. I needed to transfer vCenter server from iSCSI storage, to a VSAN datastore on the same host. Continue reading “How to build latest VMware ESXi ISO image for Intel NUC 4th generation”
If you have installed updated version(s) of network and/or storage HBA’s at any time, you will find yourself hitting the wall one you want to upgrade your ESXi server to v5.5 Update 1. Reason for that is that the newer driver(s) are not part of the upgrade installation, and as such it must be updated manually before you can upgrade your ESXi server. When you attach custom ISO in your Update Manager, and scan host for upgrades, you will be presented with the result “Incompatible” and in the error detail, there will be message: Continue reading “Upgrading to VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 1 fails due to conflicting VIBs”
In order to reset HP BIOS password, you will need BiosConfigUtility from HP. BiosCOonfigUtility is part of SSM (System Software Manager) and you can download it from here. Once You download sp52095.exe, install it and then navigate to the installation folder in Command Prompt (C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\SSM) and run the following command:
Please note that the quotes must be used, while password is actual word between the quotes!
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