Home Setup Walkthrough

A few people on /r/homelab asked for this and I’ve been wanting to do it for some time anyways, so here it goes

Let’s jump right in!

The Screens are 3x Dell G210 24", one Hyundai 17" Screen and a Medion 23" Screen.

Code Keyboard with Tai-Hao PBT Doubleshot Keys

Logitech G500. Great Mouse.

Blue Snowball. The Red LED is disconnected since it’s pretty annoying. Next to that, a FiiO E10 Olympus for Output

The ‘Rack’

Let’s start from the Top. Random Stuff and Audiotechnica ATH-M50’s. Good Headphones, just a bit lacking in the bass department

Self-built PC


  • Intel Core i7 2700k
  • AsRock P67 Pro3 SE (awful Motherboard, but I got it for cheap)
  • 8 GB DDR3 Mixed RAM (some Corsair and some Kingston)
  • Sapphire Radeon R9 280x with 1 Broken Fan
  • OEM Radeon HD 7550 for more Screens
  • Samsung 830 128 GB SSD
  • Xigmatek Case…I forgot the exact Name
  • Windows 10 Pro x64

2x HP ProLiant DL380G6


  • Intel Xeon E5540
  • 12 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
  • 2x 146 GB 15K SAS Drives each
  • ESXi 6.0u2

Whitebox Server


  • Intel Xeon E5405
  • 24 GB DDR2 ECC RAM
  • Supermicro X7DB-E
  • No Harddrives
  • ESXi 6.0u2

Switches - 2x Netgear GS748TS, Stacked

Whitebox NAS/SAN


  • Intel Core i3 2100
  • Asus P8P67-M
  • 3ware 9650-8LPML
  • 2x 160 GB HDD for OS (Debian 8 with ZFSOnLinux)
  • 2x 250 GB SSD for VMs (shared via iSCSI)
  • 3x 2 TB HDD for Data (RaidZ1)
  • 5x 1 TB HDD for Backups (Raid Z1)

Overview of the vCenter

Using a bunch of Power

DJ Setup

Laptop is a Dell Vostro 3550

Cat Tax!

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