Home Lab

Well it has been a long time since I have posted anything here! We have been pretty busy with life and work! The reason I am writing is because I wanted to share a little about my home lab setup. Although I use this lab for work(Solution Architect at Unidesk), this is my equipment and my baby 100%. For work I use this lab to demonstrate to customers and prospects how Unidesk is able to deliver layered images to the provisioning mechanism like VMware View Composer, Citrix MCS, Citrix PVS. I also use it for personal geeky things! For example I have a Ubuntu VM that is my syslog server for the Fortigate 50E. It is not super pretty, but it does the job and I love palying around in my lab.

My Home Lab:

Networking:
Switch: ZyXel GS1900-16
Firewal/Router: FortiGate 50E

Hosts:
1. Dell PowerEdge R710, Xeon X5660 @ 2.8GHz, 128GB Memory, 5TB local storage(1TB is SSD)
2. Dell PowerEdge R710, Xeon X5670 @ 2.93GHz, 144GB Memory, 12TB local storage

Shared Storage: Synology DS416 2.5TB(1TB is SSD) of storage

Hypervisor: ESXi 6
Nested Hypervisors: Hyper-V, Xenserver, AHV Community Edition

Technologies Deployed in Lab:
VMware vCenter
Horizon View & Composer
Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, MCS, PVS
Unidesk 2x, 3x, 4x