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vSphere 5 Lab Hosts – A Year Later

vSphere 5 Lab Hosts – A Year Later

So I have had my lab hosts for about a year. I have to say that they have done pretty well. Because of the cost I configured these hosts with 16GB of RAM each. At the time I built them, 8GB sticks of RAM were about $250 a piece, which was a little bit out of my price range. I recently found some 8GB Kingston memory that wasn’t going to break the bank, and give me the ability to do…

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Home Lab Hosts – Could it have been leaner? ($$$)

Home Lab Hosts – Could it have been leaner? ($$$)

I’ve had the lab running for a couple of weeks and I have made a few observations in relation to the configuration of each host. As mentioned in my previous post Home Lab Hosts – Just in time for vSphere 5, I used server class motherboards, requiring ECC RAM, with iKVM, etc. Here are a couple things I noticed that stood out: The CPUs I chose the Intel Xeon E3-1230 processors because I wanted to be able to have quad…

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Home Lab Hosts – Just in time for vSphere 5

Home Lab Hosts – Just in time for vSphere 5

I’ve been looking at what type of hardware for a home lab for quite a while. Several people have setup some pretty decent/usable home labs… Here are a few to point out: Kendrick Coleman – vSphere Home Lab – “The Green Machines” Jeramiah Dooley – VMware vSphere Home Lab: Keeping up with the Joneses Tommy Trogden – The VMware Home Lab Duncan Epping – My Homelab Simon Seagrave – VMware ESX(i) Home Lab; Why, What and How? Considerations when building…

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