Welcome to my first real blog post! In this post, I will be explaining my current server, my trusty HP ProLiant DL380G6.
It’s armed with two Intel Xeon X5650s, which each have 6 core and 12 threads, making it a total of 12 cores and 24 threads. It has 144 GB (18x 8GB) of ECC RAM, and it currently have two 500GB SSDs, along with a single 320GB HDD.
Here is a picture:
It runs VMware ESXi 6.7 on it, along with a vCenter Server Appliance and NSX. Here is a screenshot of the VM view in vCenter:
I run my firewall on it, which is OPNSense. I previously used pfSense, however it was being buggy with my BGP tunnel for IPv6 (more about that in
Other than that, I run WDS and MDT on it, so I can easily install Windows over the network. I have my GNS3 VM on it, so I can have it running 24/7 and can access it from anywhere, I use it to learn networking. (More about that in
I have a Discord Bash bot VM on it, it’s just a python bot that I’m making, to leanr python. Next to that I have a Linux and Windows Workstation VM, that I can login to when I’m not home. ix90 is a bit of a weird project that I’m going into more detail off
Everything connects to an Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch 24 Lite. My parents their network runs on a UniFi Security Gateway and a UniFi 8 port POE switch. The EdgeRouter X is just there for me so I can test things with it. Here are some pictures:
That’s a quick overview of my basic networking setup, this post will later be updated with everything about NSX when I have that working.