Category Archives: Technical Articles

Creating Boot Disks the easy way

By | January 2, 2016

I recently blew away all my low power vm lab running XenServer 6.5 ( and ) and installed Vmware ESXi 6.0. Why I am not exactly sure but I just got bored with XenServer. Not that it’s doesn’t work or anything, in fact in my environment it did probably mostly everything I wanted. However I usually do this… Read More »

Windows 10 on the Dell XPS 27

By | December 18, 2015

If you’ve been putting this off because Dell say it’s not supported fear not. The only gotcha I have found is a simple one to fix. Two issues actually but they are related. I’d also suggest a clean install if you can. I tried an upgrade and while it worked I would not recommend it. The first problem… Read More »

Low Power VM Lab Pt II

By | May 30, 2014

This has been a while coming but anyways better late then ever. Since I wrote the original article I have been using a number of different hyper-visors, also the hosts number has grown to three. Here’s how it went. To start with I had everything running with VMWare which I had some interest in as it was what… Read More »

Surface Pro Part II

By | May 16, 2014

Just to pick up a few points here about the Surface as my main work device / PC. Our standard environment is Windows 7 and we are testing Windows 8. So I often run Windows 7 in a VM on the Surface. Now that’s pretty cool seeing Windows 7 running in a VM on top of Windows 8… Read More »

Low Power VM Lab

By | June 10, 2013

I am documenting here some work I have been doing over the last couple of weeks to get together a mini low power data centre (lab or private cloud if you like). What I wanted to do at the start was to have something I could run up Vmware ESXi on to get to to know this software… Read More »