Building a low-power vSAN & vGPU Homelab

For the past couple of months, I have been experimenting with different setups of lab equipment because I wanted to take my homelab to the next level. The primary reason being that my old lab was a noisy and power consuming system. It performed pretty well and satisfied all my needs (like building the F1 Racing Simulator with VMware Horizon, Blast Extreme, and NVIDIA vGPU), but for future requirements (I want to play around with vSAN, more vGPU stuff for AI/DL and VDI and easily extend the lab with more hosts), the lab wasn’t sufficient anymore. In this post I would like to explain what requirements I had, what hardware I choose and how I built it.