Since almost a month I am very happy user of new hardware. Finally after 5 years my previous PC was replaced. All equipment I bought was

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4670
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6
  • Memory: Corsair DDR3-1866 CL10 Vengeance 32GB
  • GPU – Built in HD 4600
  • Hard Drive: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB

On top of it I use Windows 8 Pro which I bought as upgrade and for virtualization I use VMware Workstation 9. Windows is deployed on wickedly fast Samsung SSD (Windows boots in 4-6 seconds) and I also have other “older” HDD which later one will be used as iSCSI storage for VM’s running on storage (I will implement storage tiers(Gold, Silver, Bronze)).


Pretty simple – ESXi hosts with nested VM’s, I will use VLAN’s, I will test LACP, storage tiers, stateless ESXi, SRM and many other things.

If you are interested in any specific design or software to test just drop me email.

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Wojciech Marusiak

Solutions Architect at Alibaba Cloud
I am innovative and experienced VMware and Windows Server Engineer with over 10 years in the IT industry specializing in VMware virtualization and Microsoft Server environment.

My experience and skills have been proven by leading vendor certifications like VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 – Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Professional 6 - Network Virtualization, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, ITIL V3, VMware vExpert 2014 - 2017 and VMware vExpert NSX 2017 Award.

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