Building the Ultimate vSphere Lab – Part 1: The Story

This is a Great Lab setup for home labs and testing

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In my search of the ‘ultimate affordable’ Lab setup for VMware VCAP/VCP/… exams, i went through a lot of possible set ups.

In the end, i started to build a powerful desktop pc in which i intend to virtualize my vSphere environment.  The reasons that made me chose a desktop PC running Windows 7 with VMware Workstation 8 to do this:

– Everybody has a pc.  So why not buy a lightning fast pc which makes your daily application work at light speed (email/surfing/office tasks) and gives you a perfect lab!

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3 thoughts on “Building the Ultimate vSphere Lab – Part 1: The Story

  1. Hi Ayo Dada,
    Can i just ask, “What hardwares models and types do you have for your VMware lab?
    e.g. what RAM, CPU, MB,
    Also is it a HP Proliant ? Xeon 5500 ?

    Can you also run ESXi, Win 2012 R2, SQL all on the same machine if it is powerful enough ?



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