Condusiv Technologies V-locity 5 Testing

I have been running the Condusiv Technologies V-locity 5 software on a couple of test machines in my home lab over the last couple of days, alongside those VMs I also ran a couple of VM’s with the older V-locity VM product to see how performance differed.

Testing on both products still takes a few […]

V-locity 5 Install and Configuration

So I was recently offered the chance to test drive V-locity 5 to see how it compared against the previous V-locity VM product that I tested nearly two years ago, one of the big differences between the two products is that this time I am using the V-locity Management Console (VMC) as my centralised management […]

Condusiv V-locity 5 Testing

Nearly two years ago I was given the opportunity to take out the Condusiv Technologies V-locity VM version 4 product for a spin in my home lab, the results were pretty positive and certainly something I would suggest to anyone running a Windows estate to investigate.

Move forward a couple of years and I […]

VMware Flash Read Cache Installation

In my home lab I decided to install 3 SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 SSD’s for VMware’s Flash Read Cache, this lets you accelerate virtual machine performance through the use of host resident flash devices as a read cache. Now please understand that these drives aren’t on the HCL so your mileage may vary.

I have a full […]

Creating a CentOS 7 VMware Gold Template – Updated for Deployment Fix

I have created a new post here that details the most up to date information for CentOS 7.x Templates.


I have documented how to create a CentOS 7 VMware Gold Template for all the non-Linux admins out there.

Following the instructions below will yield a template ready for future installs that ensures you […]

Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 – Installing SCCM 2012 R2 and CU4

In the first three posts of my SCCM 2012 R2 posts I covered the Active Directory, SQL and Windows requirements to install Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 in a lab environment.

SCCM 2012 R2 Pre-requisite installs part 1 Covered Active Directory and Schema Extensions SCCM 2012 R2 Pre-requisite installs part 2 Covered SQL 2012 Additional Feature […]

Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 – Pre-Requisite Installs Part 3

In the first two posts on this multi-part blog post about installing Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 I covered the pre-requisites for Active Directory and SQL Server (Reporting Services). In Part 3 I am covering the requirements for the Windows OS for the SCCM 2012 R2 Site Server.