Home Lab

My home lab has been a great part of my learning path, career development, and of course blogging! My current build of materials for the latest iteration of the home lab is as follows:


  • (3) Supermicro SYS-5028D-TN4T Servers – 3 node vSAN cluster
    • Intel Xeon processor D-1541 8-Core, SoC (System-on-Chip)
    • 128 GB RAM
    • All flash vSAN Datastore – Backed by (3) Samsung 970 Pro Plus NVMe 1GB drives
    • 5.46 TB Capacity
  • (1) Supermicro SYS-5028D-TN4T – Backups and other testing
    • Intel Xeon processor D-1541 8-Core, SoC (System-on-Chip)
    • 128 GB RAM
    • (2) NVMe backed datastores in datastore cluster
    • (2) Traditional spinning disk datastores for other testing, etc


  • (1) Cisco SG350-28 port switch for core
  • (1) Cisco SG300-20 port switch for DR
  • (1) Netgear X708T – 10 gig switch for vSAN, vMotion, and NIOC aggregated links
  • (1) Palo Alto PA220 Firewall
  • Extreme Networks x440-G2 16 port switch

Rack and Power

Home Lab January 2020
Home Lab Resources
Home lab datastores and VM resources
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