I don't know how wide of an audience this will reach or how fast this thread will sink, but who on here has various labs for personal computing/certifications/educational advancement?
I was looking at building a hypervisor server (either ESXi or Xen) from Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals but nothing jumped out at me and prices will continue to fall so I'll wait on the dedicated SSD raid pricepoint.
Also I would like to get my CCNA and CCNA Security so I am looking at building a home CCNA/CCNP lab.
Other certs on my radar are Sec+, C|EH, CHFI, CISSP, MCITP:EA, MCSE 2012, RHCSE...of course some of these will take longer than others but I anticipate all of them within 2-3 years (sans CISSP) if I keep on the track I'm on.
Does anyone have any home labs that they're rockin? I'm super stoked to get the hyp server and CCNA lab all playing nicely