Homelab – software and hardware I use



Today, I’d like to tell you about some of the hardware and software I use in my homelab to stay up to date. Since my clients often ask me for recommendations on hardware and software, I find it important that I use those tools on a daily basis. Practice what you preach! Also, it is vital in the IT field to constantly stay informed about emerging trends, new technology and the pros and cons.

My Homelab


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Homelab  Software Hardware
  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) Silver 4214R CPU @ 2.40GHz
  • 128GB RAM
  • 2x SD cards
  • 2x 1TB SSD Disks
  • 3x 4TB SAS
  • iDRAC 8 Enterprise,


  • Windows 2016 Server
  • Windows 2019 Server
  • Vcenter 7.0
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 10.0
  • FreePBX
  • Ubuntu 18.04 server/name server Apache, bind, MariaDB
  • Ubuntu 18.04 desktop
  • Windows 10, Edition Pro and Enterprise
  • ISPconfig (open source)
  • Office 365 Busines Premium
  • Corel Draw Home & Student X7
  • Affinity Photo
  • Affinity Designer
  • Camtasia 2020
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020
  • Quickbooks Desktop 2019 (Windows and MAC)
  • Quicken
  • WordPress with Elementor Pro, Divi, Ocean WP core extensions plugin
  • Glorify

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  1. Shenoda

    oVirt (RHV) is another enterprise-grade solution that uses KVM as the hypervisor. Just because it’s enterprise doesn’t mean you can’t use it at home. oVirt offers a powerful web interface and an API and can handle hundreds of nodes (if you are running that many servers, I don’t want to be your neighbor!). The potential problem with oVirt for a home lab is that it requires a minimum set of nodes: You’ll need one external storage, such as a NAS, and at least two additional virtualization nodes (you can run it just on one, but you’ll run into problems in maintenance of your environment).

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