Besides the two Labs I have at work, I’ve gotten myself a new laptop to use as a lab-inbetween-home-and-work-lab.

Hypervisor Lab @Work

Two Dell PowerEdge T605 (see my previous post)

Lab Manager @Work

We’re running Lab Manager on three Dell PowerEdge 1950’s (16GB RAM, dual core Xeon’s) and a Dell/EMC AX150i with 12×500 GB SATA. Nothing really fancy, but an adequate solutions for our training and testing purposes.

Mobile Lab @Bag

A brand new Dell Latitude E6500

  • Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
  • 8GB 800MHz DDR2 RAM (2x 4GB)
  • 250GB SATA-II HDD 7200RPM
  • 15.4″ Wide Screen WUXGA (1920×1200) 2CCFL
  • Mobile Intel GMA X4500HD
  • Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11 a/g/n 1X2) 1/2 MiniCard with Centrino label
  • US/Int – Internal Qwerty LED Backlight Keyboard
  • 6 Cell 54WHr LI-ION Primary Battery
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64, English)
  • 8x DVD+/RW Drive

I’m planning to replace the DVD-drive with an caddy with an Intel 80GB SSD:

I will be replacing the HDD with the SSD, and placing the HDD in the modular bay. The SSD will run my OS, applications and VM’s, as well as an iSCSI Target (to connect vESX VM’s to shared storage). The HDD will be use to place music, pictures, movies and application installation media (like ESX ISO’s).