Homelab extension

Yesterday I have ordered the new HP Microserver N40L. This will extend my existing Homelab as second ESXi server.

Hardware specs HP Microserver N40L:

  • AMD Turion II Neo N40L (1.5GHz)
  • 2GB Memory installed (up to 8GB possible)
  • 1x 250GB SATA HDD installed (up to 4 SATA HDD possible)
  • Embedded NC107i PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Server Adapter

Planned upgrades:

  • Memory upgrade to 8GB
  • replacement/upgrade of Harddisk to 4x 2TB
  • HP Microserver Remote Adapter Kit
  • SATA/SAS Raid Controller

My existing Homelab:

  • 1x HP ML115 G5 AMD Quad Core Opteron
  • 8GB Memory
  • multiple different Harddisks (2x 3,5″ 160GB; 2x 2,5″ 120GB … )

Currently missing but planned to be ordered:

  • Shared Storage based on an Hardware appliance (Qnap, Iomega or equal)
  • 2nd HP Microserver