If you want to study for your VCP or VCDX exams, you really need a lab in which you can test what the study material is talking about. Hopefully you have a test environment at work that you can use, but if not, this blog post will help you put together your own homelab.
Before planning a lab, you first have to know what you want to do with it to be able to write down your requirements. Will this lab be a short term lab that you are only going to use for the VCP or VCDX exam prep and will you not be using it much afterwards or are you going to use the lab also for hosting some VMs that you use at home and will you be using it to test new products and maybe even competing hypervisors? [Read more…]