VMware Workstation 12 Pro version 12.5 is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 12 Pro users, it adds support for the following operating systems:
- Windows 10 Anniversary Update
- Windows Server 2016
VMware Workstation 12 Pro Version 12.5 also contains bug fixing, security updates and performance improvements.
VMware Workstation 12 Pro Version 12.5 | 13 SEP 2016 | Build 4352439
Last updated: 13 SEP 2016
VMware Workstation Pro Documentation
source: official site
Home LAB starts to grow. More and more test lab VM’s, nested ESXi hosts etc. So I was looking for another node. Dont want to spent a fortune so the price was the key. I had also other minimum requirements as 32GB of RAM and power consumption. After few weeks of searching I decide to buy a Intel NUC.
Components added to my #HOMELAB:
- Intel 6th Generation NUC NUC6i3SYH
- 2x Kingston 16GB DDR4 2133MHz SODIMM
- USB3 TP-LINK UE300 gigabit NIC
- 8GB San Disk Cruzer Fit
- HDMI to VGA adapter
Disclaimer: The Intel NUC is not on VMware’s official Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)
The NSX Troubleshooting Guide describes how to monitor and troubleshoot the VMware® NSX™ system by using the NSX Manager user interface, the vSphere Web Client, and other NSX components, as needed.
You can download PDF HERE.
I was just curious if the USB 3.0 pNIC TP-LINK UE300 is fast enough. So run quick vMotion test. And the result you can see on the picture.
Intel NUC is the best piece of HW for HOME mini-LAB. But once you start grow you need more network bandwith. And one pNIC is not enough. After few sec of googling I find great page DevTTY. Where is a lot of information about “supported” USB NIC for your Intel NUC. I choose TP-LINK UE300 because I had a couple of TP-LINK (3210, 5426) switches and they are doing great job.
So I ordered TP-LINK UE300 USB 3.0 network card. Once it was delivered to me, I connected it to the NUC. Then download the driver from DevTTY and upload it to one of my datastore. No maintenance, reboot is needed. The only thing you need to do is to change the “Host Image Profile Acceptance Level” to “Community supported”.
Then just log in to the ESXi console and install VIB file with command:
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