Extending home lab infrastructure

Anton Karneliuk. IT & Network Expert / Architect / Manager; Project Manager; Entrepreneur; 2x CCIE (RS/SP) #49412; MSc Telecommunications.

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  1. Hello.
    A home lab is a game-changing thing when speaking about learning! =)

    I’ve built mine in 2016 in a regular ATX Case (Fractal Design Mini C) with 2 Xeon E5-2670 CPUs (32 vCPU Total), 64Gb RAM and 5 Tb Samsung SSD (latest upgrade).
    It runs ESXi with several VMs one of which is EVE-NG (MUST HAVE!) for network devices virtualization.
    As a result, my network devices run on the second level of virtualization which is worse than first of course but it is exceptionally convenient: I can connect my cloud lab to ESXi network stack to allow any other VM (for automation and monitoring) communication still having the opportunity to create and destroy big lab topologies to the fly.
    Super handy =)

    Thill thinking about making some automation for creating lab topologies with one single command which would be even cooler.

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