As usual, before you start building something, it should be planned and all prerequisites should be fulfilled.
In the current topic, we are going to define which server will host which services and applications. We are going to try to host several applications and services at one server, because most of us are limited with computing resources and server hardware, remember?
So, depending on your capabilities and budget, you can use relatively powerful servers to host several relatively powerful VMs or you can use SOHO computers to host VMs with limited RAM and CPUs.
Lab environment flexibility
It is worth reminding that it depends on your own needs and preferences which hosts to include in your lab and which ones to omit. We just want to show the most useful options of installing lab components, but it is totally up to you what exactly to use and what to do not use.
A good thing about using virtual machines is that you do not have to keep all the servers turned on at the...