I have been using VMware Workstation back in 2010/2011 where I need a virtual environment for my final year project. I can say most of the time, I use this software to run my lab because certain systems like NetApp Simulator and Data Domain Virtual Edition required this platform.
For Operating System, I using Windows 10. Suitable for latest hardware that I using right now.
I will run guest operating system with application on VMware Workstation to simulate my lab.
Behind the Hadi Yahya Lab, there is hardware that handles all the lab demands. Nov 2020 I do a tech refresh on my lab. There are few changes on the Processor, Motherboard, and RAM. The rest hardware still remains the same.
Here the Nov 2020 Hardware List:
Processor – Intel Core i7 10700K
Processor Cooler – Noctua NH-U12A
Motherboard – ASUS TUF B460M-PLUS
RAM – 4 x 32GB Corsair LPX 3000MHz DDR4
I have to upgrade the three components because of the previous setup is no longer able to cater the number of virtual machine that I run on my lab.