Homelab Server Licensing

This is a topic I see a lot around the internet and particularly on the /r/homelab subreddit so I figured I’d chime in with my professional opinion.

VMware ESXi 6.7 Free – An Overview

VMware ESXi 6.7 is an entirely free to use bare-metal hypervisor which includes powerful virtualization, networking, and storage capabilities.

Mental Subnetting

So for the last few weeks I’ve been trying to learn how to do Subnetting off the top of my head. I’ve been using a great guide written by user LordFlasheart on the techexams.net forums. Here I’m going to explain how I interpreted the guide and am using it to subnet in my head…

October’s Network Diagram

I’ve managed to finish migrating all of my VMs to the new DL380 G7 ESXi Host. Afterwards, I found some time to sit down and draw a quick network diagram. I then posted this diagram to an online forum and received some good questions & suggestions.

Lab Update – New DL380 G7

Managed to pick up a “new” DL380 G7 from the local classifieds today! This bad boy is going to be the new ESXi host for my lab, replacing the DL360 G7! But why bother “upgrading”?..