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Hadi Yahya Lab Software Choice

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.

Hadi Yahya Lab Hardware Choice

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:

  1. Processor – Intel Core i7 10700K
  2. Processor Cooler – Noctua NH-U12A
  3. Motherboard – ASUS TUF B460M-PLUS
  4. 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.

Here the previous hardware list:

  1. Processor – Intel Core i4 4790 w/ Stock Fan
  2. Motherboard – ASUS B85M-G
  3. RAM – 4 x 8BG Kingston 1600MHz DDR3
  4. Storage 1 – 480GB SanDisk SSD Plus
  5. Storage 2 – 1TB SanDisk SSD Plus
  6. Storage 3 – 1TB SanDisk SSD Plus
  7. Power Supply – Cooler Master 550W
  8. Casing – Cooler Master Silencio 352