So .. it is time to downscale. As you may have seen, I used to have a Dell C6100 – based lab.
Now whilst that brings a lot of nice oompf, it also brings a lot of juicy and expensive electricity.
My lab installations – well the VMs itself – are quite extensive and I was looking for a solution which I can leave running 24/7 without jeopardising my marriage 🙂
I came across a post from William Lam, basically going through a configuration of a few NUCs to build a vSAN cluster.
So I intended to copy that. With one little exception – I want to build all that into a nice case made of lego.
Now Nicholas Farmer has done that already – you can see his Lego EVO Rack HERE.
I want to take it a bit further though.
On this picture you can see that basically only the NUCs were enclosed, including a little switch
Picture Copyright : Nicholas Farmer (I THINK)
Once you add all the cables (power, network etc.) you still end up with a ‘messy behind’ 😀
So I will try to enclose the lot – still ensuring cooling etc. – and I don’t really care how big it gets. If it is getting too big – I will just use it as monitor stand – which I will likely do anyway 😀
I split the build process into several articles, don’t want people having to scroll ages to get to the good bits.
So there we go:
- Lego vSAN Cluster Part 1 – The Logo
- Lego vSAN Cluster Part 2 – The Kit
- Lego vSAN Cluster Part 3 – Lego Case
- Lego vSAN Cluster Part 4 – Final Product