This page provides specifications and configuration of my current home lab setup.

Hardware

  • Server x 2
    • Case – Thermaltake Suppressor F1 Case
    • Motherboard – SuperMicro X10SDV-6C+-TLN4F
    • CPU – Intel Xeon D-1528 6-core SoC
    • RAM – Supermicro 32GB DDR4 PC4-19200 (2400MHz) 288p RDIMM x 2 (64GB total per host)
    • Network
      • IPMI
        • 1 x LAN connection for out of band management
      • 2 x 1GbE
        • 2 x LAN connections, teamed with VLAN trunking (802.1q)
      • 2 x 10GbE
        • 1 x Direct connection between hosts for vSAN traffic
        • 1 x Direct connection between hosts for vMotion traffic
    • Storage
      • 64GB SanDisk UltraFit USB 3.0 (ESXi boot)
      • 960GB Micron 5100 ECO 3D eTLC SATA 6Gb/s M.2 2280 SSD (vSAN Capacity Tier)
      • 400GB HPE 6G SATA WI-3 LFF SCC SSD (vSAN Cache Tier)
    • Power & Cooling
      • Corsair CX 450M Power Supply
      • Noctua NF-A8 PWM 80mm case fan x 2
    • Additional Hardware
      • USB 3 to USB 2 header cable to provide USB connectivity on front case ports
  • External Storage
    • Synology DS916+8 4-bay NAS
      • Seagate 3TB HDDs x 4
    • NFS storage connectivity to VMware ESXi hosts
  • Network
    • Cisco SG300-28 28-Port Gigabit Managed Switch (Lab switch)
    • Cisco SG200-26P 26-Port Gigabit PoE Smart Switch (Core switch)
    • Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X
  • UPS
    • CyberPower Sinewave PFC LCD 1500VA UPS

Software

  • VMware vSphere 6.7
  • VMware vSAN 6.7