In my home lab setup I’ve currently got 1 FreeNAS box and 1 ESXi box. They’re connected using a multipath iSCSI link on cheap quad-gigabit cards I brought used. This setup works quite well for home lab use and provides a safe enough place to store my VMs. In this article I’ll guide you through the setup process I’ve used to get iSCSI working between FreeNAS and ESXi.
I’ll presume you’ve got a fresh FreeNAS and ESXi install on both systems and quad or dual gigabit links between them.
Setting up a Samba File Server from the command line may sound daunting but in this guide I’ll break it down in to simple steps any beginner with Linux can follow!
- A computer running Ubuntu Minimal/Server or Debian
- A computer to be the client (preferably Windows)
Would you like to make an old laptop or Raspberry Pi into a WiFi Hotspot? It’s quite easy to do using hostapd.
Do you have an interest in tech and enjoy the odd DIY project?
Make your own router.
SSH is a powerful tool for accessing the terminal remotely and doing file transfers over an encrypted connection. With this small guide you’ll be able to SSH in to your Ubuntu 16.04, Debian 8.6 or CentOS 7 server using OpenSSH.