Homelab

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

# Product Prijs Subtotaal
1 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 Boxed € 433,- € 433,-
1 Supermicro X9SRL-F € 298,49 € 298,49
1 HP Nvidia Quadro 4000 2GB € 0,- € 0,-
1 Ultron RealPower RPS19-450 € 75,- € 75,-
1 Noctua NH-U12DXi4 € 57,50 € 57,50
3 Crucial CT2K16G3ERSDD4186D € 262,- € 786,-
1 Cooler Master GM G750M € 75,- € 75,-
1 Origin Storage DELL-128MLC-NB49 128GB € 49,49 € 49,49
1 Samsung 830 series SSD 256GB € 0,- € 0,-
1 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB € 135,50 € 135,50
1 HP Smart Array P410
4 Hitachi Travelstar 500GB 2,5 inch sata disk
4 Synology Rackstation RS814+
Totaal € 1.909,98

The lab is mostly used for EUC related VM’s. In the (near) future I will expand the lab with 32GB more memory because the current 64GB is barely enough to run 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)
  • Graphics Accelerated desktop (Windows 8.1)
  • vRealize Operations 6 for Horizon

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 blogpost will be dedicated to present the outcome.