the beginning of the year is time of changes. Reading the blog post on Boerlowie I come to the conclusion that's the moment for changing my home #vSphere lab environment.
I will probably go with the below configuration, but all hints are welcome:
- Asus P8Z68-V motherboard (anyone know if there is a dual socket affordable MB?)
- Intel Core i7-2600 3,4 GHz
- 4 x Kingston 4GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10666 Unbuffered OR Corsair Vengeance Low Profile DDR3 PC3-12800 Blue - Kit 16GB (4 x 4 GB)
- OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS Edition SATA III SSD 2.5 - 120 GB
if I found 4 x 8 GB kit for RAM I will go for that.
Then I've got some spare internal disks for keeping all the (ISOs, templates, and VMs that do not need maximum performances).
I'm trying to get an #Iomega #StorCenter IX2-200 NAS or a #Drobo but the prices are still high for an home lab: friends from #iomega #emc #drobo have you got some spare used NAS to sell me? Contact me @mfrizzi!
As stated above hints are very welcome!