My network gear - the list

1 Edgerouter X 2 airMAX NanoStation 5AC Loco 1 Unifi Switch 8p 150W 1 Unifi Switch 8p 1 Unifi Switch Flex 1 Unifi Switch Flex Mini 3 Unifi AP AC Lite 1 Unifi AP AC LR

My home lab - an update

Way back in 2019 I did write about my home lab, to underestimate it has happened a thing or two. Let’s take it the network way, it starts with an Edgerouter X that creates three VLANS, it transported to the main building via a two Ubnt Nanostation AC5, that steals approx 2% of the base net speed. So now we are inside the main building, it all starts with an Unifi 8p 150W switch, this is the heart of the whole network.
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The story about a server and 10 sad HDDs

This is a story about a few weeks in March of this year. I was able to get my hands on a cheap Dell Poweredge R720 server and I needed disks for storage. I found 10 SAS Seagate Savvio for a reasonable price, bought them, and here is where to story starts. I popped those disks in, the lights on the server were, let’s just say, behaving not normal. After this I tried to find the disks inside iDrac, I was able to see them but not to use them.
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Meshify 2 as a server case

Ok, I have to admit, I am a sucker for the Meshify series from Fractal Design (FD). Both my main rig and now my server lives in a Meshify-case. Sure it lived in an FDs case before, Define R5. I outgrew the case capacity to hold just 8 disks. And I need to fit at least 12, and room to grow. So I have been on the hunt for a case with more disk space.
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Next part of building a newish storageserver

So… what really happend to my old storage server? Well within a span of 24 hours two yes 2, disks failed on me. One was dead, totally dead, the other one needed a low format to get it’s spinners in order. So two 2 TB mirrors went bye bye. They are going to be replaced with one 4 TB mirror. WD Red CMR disks ofc. It is on its way as we speak.
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Making a newish storage-server

I have had my storage server for at least a couple of years now, in its current setup. I built it to be a storage sever, so inside I has a ASUS TUF mb, AMD Ryzen 2200G, 16 GB RAM, 10 WD RED, 1 System SSD (Running Ubuntu server 20.10) and Fractal design PSU 650W. All living inside a Fractal Design Define 5 case. The disks are setup as a zfs mirror using ZoL 0.
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Nextcloud 20, Collabora and Swag - how I got it to work

So over and over again I see posts asking how to get this to work. It just so happens that I managaed to solve this just the other week. I have had Nextcloud (NC) and Collabora (CL) running with NC 18 for a couple of years then I took a decision to dockerize my whole enviroment. So I decided to use https://linuxserver.io images and Discord channel. Among this I updated to NC19 and Collabora stopped working.
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Unifi VLAN and WLAN and making it happen

For a long time I have had a wish to extend the function of my home network. The thought I have had is to separate both my guest network and IoT network, the latter to stop it from calling home. Due to time issues… it has been a thought that has been lingering for a long time. But suddenly it happens! It all started with my storage solution started to warn about a failing disk, that had to be dealt with so I planned a few hours to fix that this past weekend.
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A small catch up during covid-19 times

So it has been some time I posted something here, let me recap what has happend. I was sent home to work from home in the middle of march, the friday before my birthday I got the notice I was to be let go. Since I am in Seden there is to be a unionen negation that was planned to my birthday and that is something the emplyer do have control over.
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My Unifi network

I decided to write donw my network since so many peeps are asking about it. First off internet in comes via fiber, to a fiber “modem”. Here is where the Unifi network begins. An USG 3P gets a tp-cabel from the modem to its WAN port, the two LAN ports on the USG goes to: LAN1 (10.20.0.0/24) and LAN2 (10.18.0.0/24) It is easier to talk about LAN2 first, so much smaller setup.
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