Category Archives: Linux/Unix

FreeNAS 11 iSCSI with ESXi 6.5 Lab Setup

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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.

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Create a Samba File Server with Ubuntu or Debian

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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!

You’ll need:

  1. A computer running Ubuntu Minimal/Server or Debian
  2. A computer to be the client (preferably Windows)

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