Dell Wyse 5070 bought and so what?
I don’t like to spend money I don’t have to spend, but sometimes I just can’t help it.
I have wanted to “upgrade” my home lab for a while.
Right now my homelab is running a bunch of machines, and for a very long time I have wanted to set up a proper cluster of some sort, that can run my “machines” that I use for many different purposes.
At one point I bought three HP Gen8 Servers with celerons, but I never got around to using them simply because I thought they were too BIG for too little power.
So for a couple of years I have read stuff on the internet and in particular Serve the home.
Those machines mentioned in that article were a bit too pricey for my taste, so I wanted something cheaper but still decent.
Luckily enough I found an offer on ebay where a guy had 5
Dell Wyse 5070 for sale with:
- Intel Pentium Silver J5005
- 8GB of ram
- Some sort of disk
They are not very fast, but should be plenty fast for a lot of things.
I have an idea that I will either use them for a:
- Kubernetes cluster
- Docker swarm
- Proxmox cluster
- ESXi “cluster”
- Some other cluster
I guess I will decide when they arrive and I have played around with them for a while.
Also I am not 100% certain on whether or not I bought 5 of the thin version or 5 of the extended version.
To be updated