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  • 1.  VMware Homelab for study VCP-DCV

    Posted Oct 03, 2020 12:20 PM

    Hello Community,

    i start studying for my VMware VCP-DCV 2020.

    I want to build a homelab to run the following vmware Software.

    Virtualization Layer0:

    VMware ESXi 7

    Virtualization Layer1:

    2 x Vmware ESXi 7

    1 x vCenter Appliance 7

    1x FreeNAS

    Virtualization Layer2:

    1x Windows2019 AD-DC + DNS Server

    2 x Windows VM

    Would 32 GB RAM be enough or should it be 64GB better.



  • 2.  RE: VMware Homelab for study VCP-DCV

    Posted Oct 03, 2020 12:26 PM

    Although you may get around with 32GB RAM, I'd strongly recommend to have more than that, if you want to run multiple Hypervisors, vCSA, and other VMs simultaneously.

    André



  • 3.  RE: VMware Homelab for study VCP-DCV

    Posted Oct 03, 2020 06:26 PM

    2nd this, 64 was the least memory I got a decent lab out of for horizon . 32 gb is rough because vcenter  needs 10gb unless you dial it back, and the minimum I've got working is 5gb but its stresses the vcenter server.



  • 4.  RE: VMware Homelab for study VCP-DCV
    Best Answer

    Posted Oct 04, 2020 12:08 AM

    64 GB would be the least ammount I would considered.

    also, please take into consideration VMware HOL's, you can start any HOL and play with it.