Those 2 should be plenty for a home lab in my opinion. I have just one desktop PC with 12 core CPU and 192GB memory. I use VMware Wokstation (all nexted ESXi, VCSA and VMs) and they're good enough for my specific needs.
For Studying VCP below configuration with Nested LAB is sufficient
3 ESXi VMs 2 CPU x 2 Core with Min 8 GB or 16 GB RAM and on VCSA with 8 GB or 16 GB
16 GB RAM ESXi required if you want to deploy any VM inside Nested setup, even Single ESXi VM with 16 Gb and other 8 GB also works
200 Gb Storage Over All will be sufficient ( All VMs in Thin )
AD , DNS , DCHP can be on a Single VM with 8 GB RAM 2 CPU 2 CORERAJESH RADHAKRISHNAN
VCA -DCV/WM/Cloud,VCP 5 - DCV/DT/CLOUD, ,VCP6-DCV, EMCISA,EMCSA,MCTS,MCPS,BCFA
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Thanks for every one's reply. So I ended up just using 1 of the Proliant servers. It has Dual E5645 (12 Cores / 24 threads), 48gb of RAM, and 4 x 148gb SAS drive in raid 0. I first had it in Raid 10, but felt that it wasn't enough storage. Currently running the following VMs:
win (ad, dhcp, dns, nfs)
win (jump box)
So far so good. Hopefully I will be VCP certified in no time.