William Lam has started a great initiative. William asked (link) everyone who owns a homelab to share there build of materials (BOM) and configuration so the vCommunity can benefit and learn from. I have a simple homelab configuration, the materials I used and configuration are listed below:
Cable modem in bridge mode with 250 Mbit/s down and 25 Mbit/s upload.
Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite 3-Port router
Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO
Layer 2 switches
2 x HP ProCurve 1810G (8 x 1GbE) manageable switches.
Shuttle SH370R6 Plus and a Shuttle SH370R8 Plus. Each barebone has:
- 500 W Plus Silver PSU
- Intel Core i7 8700 with 6 cores and 12 threads
- 64 GB memory
- Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB m.2
- Kingston datatraveler 100 G3 32 GB USB disk
- 2 x 1 GbE Network cards
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
QNAP TS-251+ NAS with two Western Digital (WD) Red 8 TB disk in a RAID-1 configuration.
- VMware vSphere (ESXi, vCenter)
- VMware vSAN
- VMware Horizon
- VMware NSX-V and NSX-T
- vRealize products
- IoT stuff
Build of materials (BOM)
|Components||Costs ~||Links to blog posts|
|Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite 3-Poort Router||€ 93|
|Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO||€ 136|
|HP ProCurve 1810G||€ 75 each. Not available anymore.|
|Shuttle SH370R6 Plus||€ 1200||Link|
|Shuttle SH370R8||€ 1200||Link|
|QNAP TS-251+||€ 314|
|2 x Western Digital (WD) Red 8 TB||€ 258 each. Total € 516|
An overview of all the submitted community homelabs can be found here, link.