Tag: Infrastructure

Building a VMware Environment at Home

I’ve got to a point with my home setup where any changes have me scratching my head as to how things are setup. For that reason, and to write a blog post, I decided I would document my logical network and physical setup.

My lab initially contained a couple HP desktop servers to allow a virtual NAS, firewall, and Plex server.

To date I’ve implemented the following:
(Chronological)

Hardware/Appliances

-Wired the house with Cat 6 and RG6 coaxial cable
-48 Port RJ45 Patch Panel
-Panduit Mini rack
-(10) Dahua POE Cameras
-Dahua DVR 2U Appliance with 12TB
-Install of CyberPower UPS
-QNAP TS251 2-Drive NAS w/8TB
-(35) Z-wave devices
-(1) Supermicro e200-8D Intel 6-core w/64GB Mem, 2TB SSD Flash

 

Software/Applications

  • Sophos UTM Firewall VM
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Red Hat Linux
  • CentOS
  • VMware vSphere 6.5
  • VMware vRealize Automation
  • VMware vRealize Business for Cloud

 

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