Category: VMware home lab

Home vSphere lab – virtual or physical

Home vSphere lab, virtual or physical? This is a question that a lot of people ask on the forums (the ones I frequent are TechExams.net and the VMware community ones) – virtual or physical. I wont go into details about building a lab, this is about taking a look at both types of labs, their advantages, disadvantages and related […]

Read More →

ESXi 5.5 home lab with SRM

A picture says a thousand words, like they say. Clichés aside, I have put together a Visio of my home lab. Here’s a snapshot of it. I’ll provide more details shortly! All this is on 1 physical machine – a HP DL380 G6 workhorse with 2 x quad core processors, 48GB RAM and 1.2TB of […]

Read More →

New lab!

So I was able to snag the server I mentioned about in my previous post. Woohoo! The server’s a decommissioned HP DL380 G5 with 32GB of RAM, dual Xeon processors and tons of SAS storage. Here’s the lab I built on it. Installed ESXi5.1 on the physical server. You can install ESXi5 to a USB […]

Read More →

My home lab

My company was getting rid of a large number of HP 7800p small form factor PC’s for $100 each. Googled around and discovered that the mobo on the machine could take upto 8GB RAM, did the math and the total price came up to about $400, bit the bullet and bought one. Here’s what I […]

Read More →

Hello!

Thank you for visiting! This blog will cover my forays into the world of Virtualization, it could be Hyper-v, VMware, Citrix or any other virtualization platform. I am gunning for my VMware Certified Professional 5 certification, so for now this blog might just be about VMware products.

Read More →