Home Lab Servers and Switch

So here is my home lab config while I’ve seen others use servers built from SuperMicro or Intel NUC’s I wanted to build a lab as cheap as possible, so I went to eBay and got old enterprise gear, and they are as follows:


  1. HP DL380 G5 server(1)
  2. HP DL360 G5 server(1)
  3. Cisco 3750-E switch(1)(24 1Gb ports + 2 10Gb ports)

I am currently running Esxi 6.0 with 2¬†external PSC’s and 2 VCSA’s in enhanced linked mode, I am currently rebuilding my lab and the new config will be 1 external PSC and 1 VCSA running 6.5 so I can test out my 10Gb network.

Home Lab Intro

Hello All, over the next few weeks I will be adding some posts here around my home lab config and my move to 10Gb networking—I will lay out some of the pitfalls and lessons learned, and I will lay out my config. So let’s get started…