Homelab Categories

From Open Homelab
Revision as of 00:13, 23 April 2016 by AlexGalbraith (talk | contribs) (Created page with "== Introduction == Broadly speaking you can breakdown homelabs into roughly five main categories: * Single host virtualisation ** A single host with a Type 1 or Type 2 hyperv...")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Introduction

Broadly speaking you can breakdown homelabs into roughly five main categories:

  • Single host virtualisation
    • A single host with a Type 1 or Type 2 hypervisor, and a number of virtual machines
  • vInception / vTARDIS
    • One or more hosts with Type 1 or Type 2 hypervisors, nesting further hypervisors and a number of virtual machines
  • Physical cluster aka Array of Inexpensive PCs (AIPCs)
    • Multiple physical hosts with Type 1 hypervisors combined into one or more logical clusters
  • Cloud Lab
    • A lab in the cloud, such as AWS, Azure or vCloud Air
  • Hybrid
    • Spanning and/or mixing workloads between your on premises physical infrastructure, and your Cloud Lab.

vInception / vTARDIS

See vInception / vTARDIS for more info.

Physical Cluster

Cloud Lab

Hybrid Lab

Pros and Cons