My Home Lab

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I will not deny that I am a tech-nerd so therefore I do have an homelab. So lets begin, but where, hmmm oh I know we start where the net enters our house.

There it is greeted by an Ubnt Security Gateway, from there to an Ubnt Switch 8 port 150W, this is my main switch everything passes through this one. It is not getting especially warm as I have read that many have had problems with, maybe it is becasue it is mounted in a cool room, against a even colder concrete wall.

From the eight ports I got an VLAN to the main server park also from here it connects to a Ubnt Nano Switch wich provices my three Ubnt Unifi AC Lite. To say that I am happy with this equpimnet would be an hue understatment. Our wifi is rock-solid, never ever goes down without a good resaon (power outage is the only thing so far).

So now to the part you really clicked this link for, my server park. From the Unifi Switch it ends up in an HP Procurve switch 24P 1000 Mbis/s, at the moment it handles the two psyhsical servers, one HP Proliant G6 DL380, this server is running as a Proxmox host, handling my VMs. A couple of the VMs are my Docker-hosts, but my adventures in docker-land is worth it’s own post.

Beside the HP is my home built storage server, an AMD Ryzen based system that runs Ubuntu Server 19.04, with kernel 5.x, 8 2Tb disks and dual nic’s.

Oh yeah I almost forgot, the passage into my server park is handeled by an HP Procurve switch. To this both servers are connected trough dual-bond, so for now I can copy and read from the servers at around 10 mb/s. That is totally ok for home use. What I now missing is a dual-bond between the Unifi switch and the Procurve, but that is physical harder than anytahing else.

I think that it is for now, that is my home lab, it is constant change and for now my goal is to containerzie everything that can be containerzied.