I bought my workstation from the server store. Here are its specs:
Dell Precision T7610 ==================== Processor Configuration: Dual Processor Processors: 2x Xeon® E5-2670 v2 2.5GHz 10-Core Processors, (20C/40T) Memory: 64GB (8x 8GB) DDR3 Registered Memory Operating System (Boot) Drive: SATA/SAS Hard Drive/Solid State Drive - RAID Volume Primary Hard Drive: 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD Second Hard Drive: 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD Third Hard Drive: 3TB 7.2K 3.5" SAS Fourth Hard Drive: 3TB 7.2K 3.5" SAS Storage Controller: PERC H700 Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro K4200 4GB GDDR5 PCI-e 2.0 x16, (2x Display Port, 1x DVI) Second Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro K4200 4GB GDDR5 PCI-e 2.0 x16, (2x Display Port, 1x DVI) Optical Drive: DVD-RW Expansion Slot (1): Network Card PCIe Expansion Card (1): Intel X540-T2 Dual Port Ethernet 10GbE Server Adapter
The first and second drives are configured as a single RAID 1 volume. Likewise, the third and fourth drives are another RAID 1 volume. The former will be used for the OS and essential VMs, and the latter will be used for low-priority VMs and long-term storage.
In addition, I have the following networking hardware:
These will be used to provide connectivity to the lab.