VCAP-DCA Lab Talk Part 3: Homelab Physical Networking

It’s been a real long time since I wrote one of these posts concerning home labs. I’ve been using work labs for a while now but need to start working on the gathering rust at home too. I’ve kind of neglected the homelab of late but just did a refurb on the office so now it’s a sweet place to wile away the witching hours geeking it out. Powerline Last time Read More …

Synergy Open Source software for increased productivity in your Lab

I previously wrote a post HERE where I described using a Gaming PC running VMware Workstation as one virtual datacenter, connected to a MacBook Pro running VMware Fusion running another. I run SRM between them to simulate having two datacenters with a small Gig switch in between. It works well and is a pretty simple configuration. It’s a pretty easy setup to get up and running. I did it manually but always Read More …

VCAP-DCA Lab Talk Part 2: The Kit (and Kaboodle)

Recap:  In the last post I covered some of the reasons you might want to use a lab, as well as the basic options. If you haven’t seen it check it out HERE. Remember I’m recounting my experience and a certain level of general confusion, which I am trying to ensure you don’t replicate. We don’t want to make it tooooooo easy but making a plan and figuring what direction Read More …