HomeLab Setup

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Home/Demo Lab

I got two "labs" and a third one on the way. I know, I am a little bit excessive (or so my wife tells me).


Here how they goes:


Nutanix CE demo lab, used for demo with clients and some testing with Acropolis:


4x Intel NUC NUC5i5MYHE

32Gb RAM each

256Gb M.2 SSD

1Tb 2.5" SATA

Small 5 ports Netgear (unmanaged) switch

All in a (trans)portable 4U rack from SKB with a slide out tray




Home lab running vSphere 6.0 (for testing and running a whole bunch of things at home):


2 old Intel NUC with 16Gb, 128Gb M.2 SSD for VFRC

1 old ±2011 Mac Mini with 16Gb, 128Gb SSD for VFRC

1 really old IBM M3200 M2 (I thing?) with a whole bunch of local drive and 80Gb of RAM

1 Synology DS412+ with 2x 256Gb SSD for read-write cache and 2x 4Tb for data

All of this hooked to a Netgear M4100-D12, FortiSwicth 108D-PoE and a Fortigate 60E


New lab that will be running vSphere 6.5 and VSAN (Christmas gift, from me, to me :-) :


3x SMicro E200-8D, 512Gb SSD, 1Tb SATA, 128Gb RAM

2x Netgear 10Gbps


Re: Home/Demo Lab

Wow, love that setup, thinking about getting some NUCs sooner!



Re: Home/Demo Lab

Love your portable Demo Lab setup! Great work!