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

How To Passthrough Physical SATA Disk on ESXi 5.5 Host to Virtual Machine

Something I thought would be really easy to do in VMWare turned out not to be. Whilst setting up my new ESXi host I found a couple of old external SATA hard disk caddies where the caddies or PSUs had broken but the disks were fine. It seemed like a good opportunity to remove the … More How To Passthrough Physical SATA Disk on ESXi 5.5 Host to Virtual Machine