HomeLab Setup

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Growing HomeLab


Growing HomeLab


startet with

2 Supermicro 1 HE Chassis and each with 1 Xeon CPU, 6 Core, 32 GB RAM, 2 SSDs and 4 TB HDDs.

Next steps made with UPS Power, new Switches etc.

First run was with VMware ESXi 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5. Works fine but Power Consumptions is terrible!


So first Redesign was made:

After testen Nutanix CE in a Linux Workstation as embedded Solution with 1 and 3 Node Cluster new hardware was shipped.

3 Intel Skull Canyons with 32 GB, 2 Samsung Pro NVMe SSDs each etc.

Works fine now as Part in my Homelab:

- First i used VSAN 6.0, 6.2 and 6.5

- Now runs CE on the little cluster



Power Consumption for the Stack with NAS Backup, Replication and Network is ok now:


Next Steps:

- Supermicro Superserver 5028 TN4T with 128 GB RAM

- 10GB Backend

- Bigger NAS-Storage with 10GB


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Re: Growing HomeLab

Hi @frsbeckum looks really good 

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