chaser21a
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VMware Homelab for study VCP-DCV

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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.

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nachogonzalez
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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.

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a_p_
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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

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sjesse
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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.

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nachogonzalez
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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.

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