I’ve been looking into some upgrades for my home lab. I’ve talked myself out of hardware (for the minute) but started looking into vSphere improvements, since I am only running a single ESXi install managed by vSphere Client.
Tomorrow I think I’m going to install a vSphere evaluation license, see whether it’s what I’m really looking for for a home lab learning environment, and perhaps spring for the vSphere Essentials Kit. (Though waiting the 60-days would probably let a few more dollars make their way into my pocket.)
What I’d really like to know is whether Essentials Kit is really, almost, targeted at home lab setups. VMware Store – VMware vSphere SMB Options The kit allows for up to 3, dual CPU servers which is just right for a basic lab. But I can find no examples of what licensing options people are using for their home labs, or if anyone is taking advantage of this great deal.