Homelab Bill of Materials August 2019

I need to give my homelab more power

My homelab is always under construction. Like the dude that is always working on his car, I’m always working on my homelab. I’m always wiping it clean and building it over. I’m always trying out different configurations. I’m swapping out some type of hardware about every 3 months. This week I have been doing a ton of studying. I’m rebuilding the homelab because of the recent release of 6.7u3. This time I would like to use vsan, but I’m focused on PKS with NSX-T.. I’m getting lots of help from the web, but I’m following Keith Lee’s example from last year, and documenting along the way. I’ll also lean on William Lam at VirtuallyGhetto. I haven’t had NSX-T working completely in the homelab yet, I’ve failed multiple times. So, this time I do have some new hardware, which also means I can’t use a lot of the previous work. I’ve added an additional NUC and now each host has a second NIC.


  • (4) CompuLab HDMI Display Emulator (fit-headless) 1 2
  • (4) SanDisk UltraFit 32GB USB 3.1
  • (4) Anker USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • (8) Samsung 32GB SODIMM DDR4 2666Mhz
  • (3) 128GB NVMe
  • (1) 500GB NVMe
  • (3) Intel NUC7i5BNH
  • (1) Intel NUC8i5BEH
  • (2) 2TB WD RED HDD
  • (1) QNAP TS-231P

On this day, all of the hardware is installed, and running. Tomorrow, I’ll try to start over, wipe everything and deploy ESX 6.7u3.