VMware ESXi 6.5 Setup for Virtualized FreeNAS 9 Installation

Just a quick post today.  Last week I wrote in detail about the NAS that I setup at the start of the year.  It’s been a really fun project – in particular getting FreeNAS running smoothe and stable in a virtual machine using hardware pass-through. As promised last week I’ve created some detailed videos that … More VMware ESXi 6.5 Setup for Virtualized FreeNAS 9 Installation

Virtualised 2017 Home NAS Build – FreeNAS 9 and ESXi 6.5

I like to build a NAS every so often and this year is no different. It comes with a twist though – not only does the NAS have to be almost silently and beautiful enough to fit on my desk, I also plan to virtualise it in ESXi. … More Virtualised 2017 Home NAS Build – FreeNAS 9 and ESXi 6.5

Aerocool DS200 ATX Case Review (It’s Very Orange…)

I’ve recently been tidying up and getting rid of a lot of things before a house move in the new year (goodbye beautiful new office). I came across a whole bunch of PC components and decided to build myself a new NAS with a bunch of them. I’ll be catching up on the NAS build in the new year but for now wanted to focus on the case.

The only component I didn’t have spare was a case to house anything in. I’ve been trying to get the blue and orange themes split equally in my office so decided to go with an orange case. … More Aerocool DS200 ATX Case Review (It’s Very Orange…)

Coding Security Camera Monitoring Software – Part 1

I wanted some software that could just show me the four different CCTV feeds, let me click on them toggle between single-camera-maximised and all-four-cameras view and work reliably. Rather than trying to find something off the shelf I thought this would be a fun and quick project for me to tackle myself. … More Coding Security Camera Monitoring Software – Part 1