This is a quick post about the Intel NUC NXJ6412 Maxtang EHL30 that VMware vExperts were given during
VMworld VMware EXPLORE Barcelona 2022 and that I have already covered in my detailed post here. The NUC runs silent, which is great because it's just next to me when I'm working.
It runs a bit hot tbh, but that's fine as during winter days it generates some heat to make your place warmer. I had this TPM alert in vCenter and there was no way to silence it via the UI so I wen to BIOS and looked which settings could be to silence that. In this post we'll show you where to silence that. Note that you'll basically lessen the security, but I guess for a lab it's ok….. -:)
Other than that, I'm just running 3 VMs in this device, for otherwise my completely nested lab.
The alert was looking something like this.
To make this alert disappear, you must go into the BIOS of the device > Advanced > Security Device Support and change from Enable to Disable. That's all you have to do.
After the reboot, you'll still have an alert within your vCenter server, but you can then disable it via the UI…..
So when you next restart your lab, you no longer see any of those warnings, alerts, and you don't have to silent them either.
As I pointed out in my lab page, the lab has a room constraints so hence that's why I'm running everything in nested on a single workstation which is also used as home cinema or video editing gear.
The NUC runs my vCenter which gives me more options than if the vCenter would be running directly on the workstation. I can reboot the (physical) workstation without affecting vCenter that usually takes some time until you can work with the UI again.
I remind you that this device NXJ6412 Maxtang EHL30 was given to vExperts who demanded before VMware Explore. You can read the detailed post on what else you can do with this device. You can Also install W10 with two 4k screens, which would be nice (if I had a space).
Again, thanks to vExpert program and to Cohesity for supporting with such an amazing gift – a small but powerful quad-CPU Intel NUC.
he device's specs from Maxtangpc.com :
- 2x USB3.2
- 1xCOM optional on the side
- 2xHDMI2.0 for dual independent display
- Storage: 1x M.2 2242/2280 SSD, SATA optional (I haven't seen a data port inside)
- Memory: Dual Channel SO-DIMM DDR4 up to 32GB
More posts from ESX Virtualization:
- vSphere 8.0 Page (NEW)
- ESXi 7.x to 8.x upgrade scenarios
- vSphere 8 Lab with Cohesity and VMware vExpert gift – Maxtang’s NX 6412 NUC
- Patch your ESXi 7.x again
- VMware vCenter Server 7.03 U3g – Download and patch
- Upgrade VMware ESXi to 7.0 U3 via command line
- VMware vCenter Server 7.0 U3e released – another maintenance release fixing vSphere with Tanzu
- VMware vCenter Converter Discontinued – what’s your options?
- How to upgrade VMware VCSA 7 Offline via patch ISO
- vSphere 7.0 U3C Released
- vSphere 7.0 Page[All details about vSphere and related products here]
- VMware vSphere 7.0 Announced – vCenter Server Details
- VMware vSphere 7.0 DRS Improvements – What's New
- How to Patch vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) – [Guide]
- What is The Difference between VMware vSphere, ESXi and vCenter
- How to Configure VMware High Availability (HA) Cluster