HomeLab Actual State

State August 2020

Logical Design
vSphere Client View of my entrire VMware HomeLab


4 Different Connections:

  • 500Mbit Download and 50Mbit Upload with 5 static public IPs from cable provider
  • 500Mbit Download and 50Mbit Upload with 1 static public IP from cable provider
  • 16Mbit Download and 1Mbit Upload from ADSL provider
  • 300 Mbit Download and 50Mbit Upload LTE router with external antennas for backup

Velocloud SD-WAN: 

Velocloud Edge 840 SD-WAN appliance, managing all Internet connections


Ubiquiti UniFi 10GbE Internet Router with static routes for VMware NSX-T


Ubiquiti UniFi PoE with 48 Ports 1GbE and 2 x 10GbE Uplink with LACP to US-16-XG


Ubiquiti UniFi with 12 Ports 10GbE SFP+, 4 Ports 10GbE-T and Uplink with LACP to US48-500W

Buero, LivingRoom and Kids:

Ubiquiti US8-60W PoE 8 Port 1GbE Switch with Jumbo Frame and VLAN Support


Ubiquiti US16-150W PoE 16 Port 1GbE Switch with Jumbo Frame and VLAN Support


Second Datacenter with Dual 1GbE Fibre Connection and LACP


Dell S6000 Network Switch with 32 x 40GbE QSFP and LACP Uplink Dual 10GbE to US-16-XG

Tradfri Gateway:

2 x Ikea Gateway for Light control via Apple HomeKit

Philips Hue Bridge

Hue Gateway for light bulbs and 70″ TV with Ambilight

Apple TV:

4 x Apple TV Generation 4 and 4K


Axis IP Cameras around the house for video surveillance

Zero Clients:

Rangee PCoIP Zero Client at the office, at the datacenter, as well at the garage for RDSH and Desktop Support

HP 476dn:

Colour Laser Printer with LAN Connect / AirPrint


Ubiquiti UniFi UAC-AC Pro and LR Wifi Base Stations


Tandberg LTO4 AutoLoader with 8 Cartridges. Connected via SAS. Passthrough to QStar Server inside a VM


UPS from APC, RM 1500/3000 connected to LAN with a network card + Standalone versions


Switchable Network Power Appliances connected to LAN from Anel

IBM Switchable Monitoring PDUs. One for Line and one for the UPS. Awesome beasts….


Apple Mac Pro (2013) 6-Core Xeon 3.7GHz, 64GB RAM, Dual D700 GPU, Dual 10GbE SFP+ Thunderbolt Adapter, 3 x NVMe local storage (Amfeltec Daugther Card), Fusion IO ioDrive2 1.2 TB running ESXi 6.7U3


Custom Build, Xeon W-2255 10Core 3,7GHz, 256GB RAM, Nvidia RTX8000 GPU, 40GbE QSFP NIC, 4 x 512GB NVMe (Raid0 Intel VROC), 2 x 2TB NVMe M2

MacBook Pro:

Apple MacBook Pro 16″ 6-Core, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD with Touch Bar and Touch ID


Dell VRTX with 4 Blades with Dual Xeon Skylake, 3TB RAM, BOSS Device, 4 x 10GbE, Dual 40GbE, Dual Nvidia P4000, 4 x 800GB SSD, 4x 7,68TB SSDs, VRTX with 8 x 3,84TB SSDs and 4 x 900GB SSDs


Fujitsu RX2540M2 with Dual Xeon 16Core 2,6GHz, 768GB RAM, Intel P3700 NVMe 800GB, 4 x 1,92TB SSDs, Nvidia T4 GPUs, Dual 10GbE and Dual 40GbE

Monster NAS x3550M3:

IBM x3550M3 with Dual Xeon, 48GB RAM, 8 x 2TB SanDisk SAS Enterprise SSDs and Dual 40GbE


3 x Apple Mac Mini Server: Intel Quad Core 2,6 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 1 x Intel S3700 400GB SSD, 1 x Samsung 830 256GB SSD, 16GB USB3 Stick, Thunderbolt to PCIe Expansion with Dual 10GbE and Dual FC Adapter


IBM x3650M3 with Dual Intel Xeon, 96GB RAM, 365GB ioDrive2 FusionIO Cards, Dual 10GbE, Dual FC Adapter and SAS Disks


IBM x3650M4 with Dual Intel Xeon, 256GB RAM, 200GB Enterprise SSD as Boot Device, Quad 10GbE, Dual 40GbE, External SAS Controller for LTO and Nvidia P4


IBM x3690X5 with Dual Intel Xeon, 448GB RAM, Dual 10 GbE, Fusion IO ioDrive Duo 640GB, Teradici Apex Card, 7 x 300GB SAS 10K HDD

vSAN Supermicro Custom ESXi:

2 x Supermicro X10SDV-TP8F mainboard with Xeon-D, 128GB DDR4 RAM, 4 x 1TB SSDs SanDisk X400 SSDs, 1TB NVMe Pro SSD, 6 x 1GbE NICs, IPMI, 2 x 10GbE NICs (One Server has an IBM ServeRaid M5200 Controller with 2 x 8TB HDDs and 2 x 1TB SSDs for Cohesity Storage)

Lenovo P50:

Lenovo P50 Notebook with Intel Quad Core, 32 GB RAM, 2 x 256GB SSD, 1 x 4TB HDD and 1GbE LAN