Homelab

Homelab is used primarily for Horizon 7 workloads. Testing VDI and RDSH. vGPU acceleration. Running a nested ESXi cluster with vSAN.

Storage:

Synology 916+ 8GB with 12TB
NFS Exports to hosts.

Management:

Intel NUC NUC8i5BEK
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8259U CPU @ 2.30GHz (4Cores | 8 Threads)
64GB 2x Samsung DDR4 SODIMM 32GB M471A4G43MB1-CTD
Samsung Fit Plus 32GB
Intel 660p 1TB NVME
Startech.com USB-C Gigabit Ethernet

This host runs services like vCenter, AD, DNS, SQL, Veeam, Horizon, UAG, Kemp VLM 200 and NSX-V Manager.

Workload:

Supermicro X9SRE
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz (10Cores | 20 Threads)
128GB ECC
Various SSD and HDD 2TB
NVIDIA Tesla P4

This host runs VDI and RDSH machines. Also vIDM and vRops. Have a 4 host nested vSAN cluster running when needed to play with vSAN and NSX.

Also builded 3 suitecase labs:

Homelabs? This is what we have chosen for 2018

Building the “mobile tank” homelab

The ITQ Homelab v3