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, 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

Access Point

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)

ComponentsCosts ~ 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€ 1200Link
Shuttle SH370R8€ 1200Link
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.

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