Homelab

This is an overview of my current VMware homelab. I added links to the corresponding prices via tweakers.net (dutch IT website).

# Product Price Subtotaal
1 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 Boxed € 433,- € 433,-
1 Supermicro X9SRL-F € 298,49 € 298,49
1 NVIDIA Tesla P4 GPU  –  –
1 Ultron RealPower RPS19-450 € 75,- € 75,-
1 Noctua NH-U12DXi4 € 57,50 € 57,50
4 Crucial CT2K16G3ERSDD4186D  –  –
1 Cooler Master GM G750M € 75,- € 75,-
1 Samsung 850 Pro 2 TB SSD  –  –
4 Hitachi Travelstar 500GB 2,5 inch sata disk
1 Synology Rackstation RS814+

 

The lab is mostly used for EUC related VM’s. It’s currently running the following VM’s:

  • Domain controller (including DNS, DHCP, file sharing and UEM) (Windows Server 2012R2)
  • Microsoft SQL Server (Windows Server 2012R2)
  • vCenter Appliance 6.0
  • Horizon View connection server (Windows Server 2012R2)
  • Horizon View composer (Windows Server 2012R2)
  • Horizon View security server (Windows Server 2012R2)
  • vIDM
  • Microsoft RDSH (Windows Server 2012R2)
  • ThinApp packager (Windows Server 2012R2)
  • App Volumes manager (Windows Server 2012R2)
  • Full Clone desktop (Windows 10)
  • Linked Clone desktop (Windows 8.1)
  • Instant Clone desktops (Windows 10)
  • Graphics Accelerated desktop (Windows 10)
  • vRealize Operations 6 for Horizon
  • NSX for Desktop

 

Update 7-10-2015:
Replaced the Quadro 2000 card with a Quadro 4000 card (Quadro 2000 is for sale, contact me if you are interested).
Added The HP Smart Array P410 and 4 500GB 2,5 disks.

Update 23-02-2016:
I added a Synology Rackstation that presents 1,4TB of storage over NFS to my host. The SSD’s will be used for caching purposes in combination with PernixData FVP. In this way, all VM’s are accelerated for both reads and writes. Next week, benchmarking will be done and a new blog post will be dedicated to present the outcome.

Update 14-02-2018

Replaced 4 Samsung SSD’s and the HP P410 with a Samsung 850 Pro 2 TB SSD. Replaced the Quadro 4000 card with an NVIDIA Tesla P4 and expanded the RAM to 128GB.
The VM’s are currently all running on the Samsung SSD. The RS814+ is used for backups of my VM’s.