vNEST: Home Lab Upgrade, enter the vSAN!

Dell C6105 Cloud Server

Ever since VMware introduced VSAN, I’ve been anxious to test it out, deploy it in my lab and see what it does and how it functions. Few months ago one of my Dell Poweredge 1950 GenIII server died so I was considering upgrading my home virtualization lab anyway… if you are like me, we just need… Continue reading vNEST: Home Lab Upgrade, enter the vSAN!

The vNEST: Home Virtualization Lab, Part 2

This will be part 2 of the building home virtualization lab blog I wrote couple of years ago. I haven’t had much time over the past few months to write due to a very busy work and family schedule. In addition to that, I went through a few VCP certification exams and also in that… Continue reading The vNEST: Home Virtualization Lab, Part 2

Building Home Virtualization Lab on a Budget

Dell-PowerEdge-SC440After starting couple of projects at work which involved saving money in the long run as well as server consolidation, I went on a quest to transform my home lab into a virtualization lab. Since I already had a Dell Poweredge SC440 server as a domain controller along with mixture of windows 7 and windows XP Professional workstations, I decided to purchase similar dell server and a Network Attached Storage (NAS) central storage to simulate iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN).