Install NetApp VAAI to VMware ESXi 5.5

This is actually quite easy to do. Download the NetApp VAAI ZIP file from and then upload to a datastore accessible by your VMware ESXi system(s). In my example, I put my ZIP file in a folder called isos in the datastore named vmware_nas01. I used a VMware management assistant (vMA) to do this work remotely to skip steps […]

Google Compute Engine – creating a DNS server

In under 10 minutes, I built a very small, authoritative DNS server. It is not large as it handles only about 80 domains and does not offer recursive services. This is the smallest instance available from Google: 1 vCPU core 600 MiB RAM 10 GiB persistent storage (boot disk) I estimate my price per month to run this dedicated DNS server at […]