As my move to Ireland was quite unexpected and unplanned, I had to sell my homelab. For the past few months I was a refugee, an outcast trying to get something done on an outdated laptop which I was jokingly referring to as mobile-lab. The decision was made to end this and get new gear.
Essential network components are sometimes the hardest to configure without knowing the basics. When I first started working on a virtual environment, I didn’t even know I had to setup networking! It took me weeks to understand fully how all the VMware “parts” speak to each other.