Recently I’ve been toying with the idea of a homelab refresh. My current Dell and Cisco hardware has performed well over the years, and is still very powerful. However new technologies such as All-Flash VSAN and Azure Stack require enterprise-level hardware such as 10GbE and vast amounts of memory. Continue reading
In preparation for an upcoming project with my resident Code Monkey, I decided it was time to link the lab to my vCloud Air instance using a VPN. However as GUI access to the firewalls are disabled in the lab, the on-premises configuration will have to be done using the CLI. Continue reading
In part 2 we outlined our storage resources for the project. We built a Windows 2012 R2 Server which provided iSCSI and NFS services to the environment.
In this part we configure the networking infrastructure that has been provided for the lab, and prepare it for the introduction of our VMware ESXi hosts. Continue reading