The main reason behind building a Lab at Home, like many others also do, is to help me study and learn.
The specification of the hardware I used for the Lab can be found here.
To give you a better understanding of the setup and the nesting that is happening, I have drawn the below diagram. You can see that everything is on a single physical machine running VMware ESXi 6.0 U2, and the picture below represents the logical design of my lab. A physical switch, a physical server, and everything else virtual.
The Main Lab “Infrastructure” Setup
Let’s outline what our basic infrastructure components will be for the Lab.