As a Virtualization Specialist I started running my private virtual machines in 2014 on my Intel DC3217IYE NUC with 16GB of RAM.

My Homelab consists of a vSphere environment with two physical Intel NUC ESXi hosts.

Ever since I migrated to newer Intel NUCs, such as NUC6i5SYH, NUC7i5BNH and my current two Intel NUC8i5BEH maxed out (64GB) models currently (March 2023).
For production purposes I’m running several VM’s on my vSphere Cluster, such as: vCenter Server Appliance, NextCloud, Logitech Media Server, Plex, Pi-Hole, Home Assistant, OpenVPN, as well as this DMware Website . I’m using the Synology Reverse Proxy functionality extensively. In my free time, I spent quite some time on my Home Automation.

I’m also running a DS923+ Synology NAS, however not currently for providing storage through iSCSI. I’m looking into reconfiguring the NAS with a 10Gbps E10G22-T1 Interface card to allow for shared iSCSI storage. However, I don’t like being dependent on a NAS storage device that is not redundant, and I will need to update every now and then.

Most computers at home have been Windows devices traditionally, but lately I’m slowly migrating towards Apple devices (such as MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iPad and iPhone)


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