Creating a home lab can get very expensive. Turning to the cloud can be a cheaper and easier way to go. I decided to setup my lab using Autolab on Ravello. Running my Ravello lab cost about $2 an hour. That can add up to a lot of savings by not using all the hardware, power and cooling that I would need at my house.
Using Autolab will spin up your lab in a matter of hours instead of days if you were doing it yourself. Basically your provide ISO’s and it will run the scripts to spin everything up. There is even a template already in Ravello that makes spinning up your lab even faster.
In the next few weeks I will show how I setup everything with Ravello.