I have decided to refresh my lab this year pending some things that I am not going to talk about yet. The kit I Am getting is as follows.
3×360 G9 servers with 64GB ram each. 1 TB SSD and 1TB spinning disk for VSAN
C3000 Chassis with 8×480 G9 with 128GB ram and Fiber channel pass thru. to a 72TB SAN
the entire infrastructure will run VMware 7.x with VSAN and NSX.
I will also be running VRealize automation, VRealize operations Manager
The eventual goal I plan on getting out of this highly overpowered homelab is the following.
Windows 2019 domain
SQL 2019 cluster
SCCM Current Branch with Cloud Gateway
SCOM current branch
SCORCH 2019 with integration packs to System center as well as VMware.
The purpose of this is to be able to build demo cases along with reproduce client environments for troubleshooting and consulting.