Documenting my experience running SMB-grade infrastructure for testing systems & integration of enterprise technologies

Primary Features

  • VM & Container hosting
  • Router with intranet, network segmentation, & thorough firewall rules
  • NAS
  • Windows Workstation VM
  • Local Git & CI/CD tooling
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service) hosting


  • 32 Threads (8 cores * 2 (hyperthreading) * 2 cpus)
  • 64GB of RAM
  • 128GB SSD for booting and critical VMs (router, NAS)
  • 2TB HDD scratch disk for VMs
  • 6TB of WD Red drive space, on a PCIe LSI HBA (Host Bus Adapter, similar to a RAID card)
  • Dual NICs
  • My Windows Workstation VM has some of its own hardware, including a graphics card