This is my first blog entry. I've finally decided to actually put some content up here. My previous site was blocked by Adelphia, and I just didn't want to have to mess with trying to work around thier little blocking technique (plus, I don't think I actually could have :) ). Any who, I'm looking for something to better manage this blog, but for now...this is a start.
Over the past few months, I've been cobbling together my own Lab to be able to gain experience with Cloud Foundry. Sure, I could have gone the much simpler route of bosh-lite , but I wanted to get a broader set of experience with the underlying IaaS layer in conjunction with working with Cloud Foundry. My lab hardware was purchased from various places (eBay, Fry's, etc) when I could get deals on it. Rocking the Ghetto Lab At a high level, the hardware looks like this: Machine CPU Memory Storage Notes HP Proliant ML350 G5 2x Intel Xeon CPU E5420 @ 2.50GHz 32 GB (Came with some disks, but mostly unused) vSphere Host 1, Added a 4 port Intel 82571EB Network Adapter HP Proliant ML350 G5 2x Intel Xeon CPU E5420 @ 2.50GHz 32 GB (Came with some disks, but mostly unused) vSphere Host 2, Added a 4 port Intel 82571EB Network Adapter Whitebox FreeNAS server Intel Celeron CPU G1610 @ 2.60GHz 16 GB 3x 240GB MLC SSDs, in a ZFS stripe set, plus spinning d