I recently had to rebuild homelab due to the SSD disk failure. I had backups but the initial setup wasn’t optimal. I decided to rebuild it from scratch.
Working at VMware provides many fantastic possibilities. One of it is a possibility to use vCloud Director based environment where you can spin up any lab you want (of course with per-user limits 😉 ). This environment has some limits and I decided to purchase new Home Lab.
After long considerations, I decided to buy well known in VMware community Supermicro E300-8D. It has amazing hardware combined with very small chassis.