Gear

Last Update [dd-mm-yyyy]: 20-09-2013.

At this moment my HomeLab runs on this equipment. Because there are a lot of questions about choosing hardware, I have decided to publish what I use to help other people. Please feel free to respond in case you have any questions.

Server 1 (Make/Model): HP ML110 G5
CPU: 1 x Intel Xeon 3065 @2,33 GHz

Memory (Make/Model): Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5C
Memory (Amount): 4 x 2 GB

Disk Controller (Make/Model): On Board ICH9, 4 ports SATA plus 2 ports SATA
RAID Level
(if applicable): No
No of Disk
: 5
HDD 1 : Seagate Barracuda7200 . 10 160 GB 7200 RPM, SATA
SSD 2 : Sandisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-064G-G25, 64 GB SSD, SATA
SSD 3 : Samsung MZ-7 TD120BW, 120 GB SSD, SATA
HDD 4 : Western Digital WD20EARX 2 TB, SATA
HDD 5 : Western Digital WD20EARX 2 TB, SATA

Network Card (Make/Model): On Board Broadcom NC105i Gigabit Server Adapter
Network Speed: 1 GB/s

Network Card (Make/Model): 2 x Intel EXPI9301CT = Intel 82574L
Network Speed: 1 GB/s

Hypervisor/Operating System: NexentaStor Community Edition 3.1.3.5-GA.
Number of VMs? (if applicable):

 

Server 2 (Make/Model): HP ML110 G6
CPU: 1 x Intel Xeon X3430 @2,4 GHz (processor options: VT-d (Directed I/O))

Memory
(Make/Model)[2]: Kingston KTH-PL313E/8G (8GB PC3 – 10600)
Memory (Amount): 4 x 8 GB

Hard Disk (Make/Model): WD abc250 GB 7200 RPM SATA
No of Hard Disk: 1
RAID Level (if applicable): No
Disk Controller (Make/Model): On Board[1] Ibex Peak, 4 ports SATA plus 2 ports SATA

Network Card (Make/Model): On Board NC107i PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
Network Speed: 1 GB/s

Network Card (Make/Model): Intel EXPI9301CT = Intel 82574L
Network Speed: 1 GB/s

Hypervisor/Operating System: VMware ESXi 5.x
Number of VMs? (if applicable):

Gear-ML1106-32GB

Network Switch (Make/Model): Cisco SG 300 Series Gigabit switch
20-port Gigabit Smart Switch (Managed)

Storage 1: Iomega StorCenter ix2-200, 2TB
2 x 1 TB disks. Supports iSCSI, NFS and CIFS.

Storage 2: Synology Diskstation DS 212J, 4 TB
2 x 2 TB disk. Supports iSCSI, NFS and CIFS.


[1] BIOS setting is AHCI. HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID is not on the HCL.

[2] Before:  Kingston KVR1333D3E9s/4G (4GB PC3 – 10600 CL9 ECC 240 – Pin DIMM) 4 x 4 GB

Two posts are related to my home lab. This post describes the installation of ESXi on a ML 110 G6 host. The second post is a deepdive into the ML 110 G6 BIOS related to ESXi

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