It is hard to do labs when you are on a budget. Let me share with you guys my current set-up for my VMware lab as I study for my VCP-NV.
- Dell Precision T3500 running Windows 7, 12G ram, 2T hard drive
- 2 2950 Cisco switches
- 4 Gb NIC cards
- vmware workstation 10
- vmware vshere client
- vmware esxi 5.5
- Dell Optiplex 755 running Free NAS (I have yet to set this up)
- CBTNuggets VCP-DCV course by Keith Barker
- online white paper resource from mylearn.vmware.com website.
I am basically doing a Type 2 install for my esxi, I have 2 esxi hosts having 4G of ram each. Each esxi host, has so far 3 VMs of Darn small linux. Today I just installed the NICs so I can start doing VLANs and maybe some Etherchannel. I am still far away from configuring the awesome stuff like vMotion, DRS, storage vMotion, DPM etc.
Will keep you guys posted with this new adventure….