Now that I finally done my training in VMWare VCenter, it’s time to implement it in my own home lab setup. So, here is part two of my home lab saga.
The Mac Pro dream is now dead at least for now thanks to Apple switching to their own processors. I initially wanted to buy a Mac Pro to replace my unstable Hackintosh. However, Apple decided to ditch Intel. As a result, it would be completely foolish to buy an expensive workstation that would become obsolete in two years. With that, I decided to update my home network to not only have a hypervisor server, which will host various servers and home lab, but also the wired and wireless network.
For awhile now, I have been thinking about getting a Mac mini as a home server since my WD Mycloud isn’t cutting it anymore. Before I moved, I used an old 2007 Dell desktop as a home server, which ran Windows Server 2012 Essentials. While it did the job as it serves as an active domain controller, file server, Bittorrent and other things, I wanted a low power server. With that, I decided on the Mac mini.