12. October 2021

irg-NET-Lab 4.0

By H. Cemre Günay

Welcome to the 3rd major update of my Home Lab. In this update, I took care at the hypervisor, as vSphere 7.0 was finally released. In addition, I added another one to the HPE DL380p Gen8 with similar Specs except Ram.

The update from vSphere 6.7 U3 to 7.0 was very easy, both the vCenter and the ESXi could be updated without problems. The new server got a HPE/VMware ESXi 7.0 custom image directly and was also ready for the new release.

The servers were clustered in vCenter and the DRS feature was turned on.

Distributed Resource Scheduler

Group VMware ESXi hosts into resource clusters to segregate the computing needs of different business units. VMware vSphere clusters allow you to:

  • Provide highly available resources to your workloads.
  • Balance workloads for optimal performance.
  • Scale and manage computing resources without service disruption.

For more Information please visit: https://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/drs-dpm.html

In addition to the physical Veeam backup server, I have built a virtual Jumphost, which is accessible via RDP. And this is how the whole thing looks:

Hardware List

Ubiquiti Networks UAP-AC-PRO: https://amzn.to/3DYJYyO
FRITZ!Repeater 3000: https://amzn.to/3jfI0R0
HPE 1820-24G (Follow-up product): https://amzn.to/3CB1HeO
HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 (Follow-up product): https://amzn.to/2UsaWwI
FRITZ!Box 6660 (Follow-up product): https://amzn.to/3yUYAfF

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment. 🙂