Build Your Own HomeLab | Let’s Get Practical

Original price was: $30.00.Current price is: $8.00.

Let’s give you the skills to deploy your own homelab environment to level up your tech career! We’ll cover the software and hardware to get started.

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In this course we will cover all things HomeLab! If you are new to tech, wanting to learn more about tech, or have been in tech for some time, this course will give you the foundation tools and tips to deploy your own homelab environment and get the skills to learn more about tech!

We’ll talk about HomeLab setup, Hardware requirements and how to deploy your own VMware vSphere environment. We’ll also talk about how you can start setting up and building your own VM’s!

In this course we’ll cover –

  • What is a HomeLab and how to get started
  • What are the different parts of a HomeLab
  • Hardware ideas for a HomeLab including Rack Cabinets, Computers, Servers, Network, Storage
  • What software could you use to get started in your lerning
  • What is VMware, vCenter, ESXi and how to use them
  • How to install, setup and configure your own VMware environment
  • How to build, configure and manage Virtual Machines (VM’s)

Course Length

4hr 44min of instructor led video content along with handouts to aid learning.

Do I need to be an expert?

No, this course is designed for people who are excited about technology and want to tinker with more tech at home, it could be for your own learning or to get better at your current IT job.

Why this course?

This course will be easy to understand and will give you an overview of the necessary skills to start and build your own HomeLab, along with some ideas on what you can learn about.

Of course this is only the beginning of your learning journey. Continuing to improve on your tech skills more and more will help you in being a highly skilled IT tech, and having your own HomeLab is the best way to do this!

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • What Is A HomeLab
  • Build Ideas
  • Where To Store Your HomeLab
  • Using a Rack Cabinet
  • Cables, Labels…Be Organised
  • Internet, Firewalls, Routers, WiFi
  • Switches
  • Servers
  • Storage Networks
  • Does everything need to be left on?
  • Datacenters vs Server Rooms vs Comms Rooms (Optional)
  • Inside a Datacenter (Optional)
  • Rack Server vs Desktop
  • VMware 101
  • Download ESXi
  • Install and Basic Config of ESXi
  • Adding an ISO to a Datastore
  • Basic Overview of ESXi
  • Intro to Building a VM
  • Building a VM
  • Using the Console
  • Installing VMware Tools
  • Setting up a NFS Datastore – Synology NAS (Optional)
  • Building a Windows Server (Optional)
  • Building a Linux Ubuntu Server (Optional)
  • How many VM’s per Host (Optional)
  • Top Server Functions
  • What is a Domain and AD
  • Setup a Domain Controller with AD
  • What is DNS
  • Using a DHCP Server
  • Bind a Computer to AD
  • Asset Registers and Network Diagrams
  • Monitoring and Security
  • Learn to Use WireShark
  • Network Lab
  • Outro