VMware homelab build of materials and configuration

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. Here an overview of the materials I used and configuration:

Internet

Cable modem in bridge mode with 250 Mbit/s down and 25 Mbit/s upload.

Router 

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite 3-Port router

Access Point

Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO

Layer 2 switches

2 x HP ProCurve 1810G (8 x 1GbE) manageable switches.

Compute

Shuttle SH370R6 Plus and 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.

Software

  • VMware vSphere (ESXi, vCenter)
  • VMware vSAN
  • VMware Horizon
  • VMware NSX-V /
  • VMware NSX-T
  • vRealize

Build of materials (BOM)

Components Costs ~  Link to blog post
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

 

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