For nearly 10 years, I’ve compiled lots information about my home labs. From time to time I would blog about items I was working. However, readers of my blog were starting to respond with – “We enjoy your blogs around home labs. However, it’s a bit hard contextualize this information from multiple blog posts.” And “where do I start with home labs” Most recently the VMware User Group asked me to co-record a session for home lab vs. HOL Of course, I did the Home Lab side of the recording but it got me thinking more about the lister and how I could really put a focus on Who, what, why, and how around home labs. After the recording, I realized my “Home Lab Generations page” (HLG)was in major need of an overhaul.
This is when I came up with a definitive guide to home labs. It took me a few months to transform the HLG into an approach around Home Lab design consideration and how they relate to my own Home Lab. From there I used these design considerations to document and measure my 5 Generations of home labs dating back to 2008. In doing this I got a sense this design guide could help others to measure and plan out their home labs too.
Next Steps for the HGL:
- I’ll continue to update it as I progress my home labs
I’ll continue to improve it over time but I’d love your feedback too
My hopes are you find the HLG useful and of value. Please post up your suggestions to help its continuous growth!
If you like my ‘no-nonsense’ blog articles that get straight to the point… then post a comment or let me know… Else, I’ll start writing boring blog content.