My HomeLab

There are a number of different ways to go about provisioning a home lab but I would like to start in a low budget and gradually grow over the years.

My primary reason behind the lab is certification, education, and fun as well as testing new products.

Hardware Inventory: 

> vSphere Host
     1> ESX0 – Dell Poweredge CS 1100 (ebay), 72GB Memory, 4 Local WD Red 2TB, 1 Local Samsung 256GB SSD
     2> ESX1 – Dell Poweredge CS-24 (ebay), 48 GB Memory, 2 Local WD Red 2 TB, 2 Segate 650GB
Low Power Consumption Host
     3> ESX2 – Intel NUC5i7-RYH 5th Generation (MicroCenter) , 16GB Memory, 2 Local Samsung 500GB SSD
     4> ESX3 – Home built – AMD FX 6300+Gigabyte MB (Micro center), 32 GB Memory, 1 Local Samsung 500GB                  SSD
      5> ESX4 – Intel NUC6I&KK Skull Canyon , 32GB Memory, 2 Local SSD
      6> ESX5 – Homebuild – Intel I7, 32GB memory, 2 Local SSD

> Storage
      1> QNAP 252 2bay drive with 2TB as iscsi storage
      2> QNAP TS -563 %drive bay with 4TB iscsi sotrage and 1TB SSD 
      3> vSAN ( 256GB cache, 1 TB Storage)

> Network
        1> Netgear 3800 WRT Router
        2> Zyxel 9 Port Desktop Gigabit Switch
        3> Netgear 7100 Router (Main)
        4> Dell 48 Port managed l2-l3 switch
        5> Dell 12 Port Desktop managed switch
        6>UniFy switch 24 port, Unify AP’s and Unify SG’s

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