I have 7 computers working non stop, spread through the house. I'll keep an eye here as it's interesting for me as well :D
@selea Homelab #1 by night. Switches on the back, naturally.
@joacim Outside having to do shorter cable runs, is there a benefit to having the switches on the back?
@finlaydag33k shorter cables means less mess, space in the front of the rack available for shorter units and also makes communication a tiny tiny bit faster.
@joacim Ah... hm... makes sense.
@selea I'm getting a new rack and a bunch of servers next weekend so it may look different after that... :)
I love how it looks like a bunker!
And nice! Any particular cool servers?
@selea It's like a bunker. Concrete floor, stone walls and stone roof. Back then I had two supermicro servers (dual xeon, 128GB RAM each), a 16 drive FC SAN with 1TB drives, FC switch, 48 port gigabit switch (HP), and some@other stuff. Now I habe one of the Supermicro servers left but not in use. I currently got two Dell R620 with dual (newer) Xeons, 192GB RAM each. I also have a QNAP NAS with eight 2TB drives, a home built FreeNAS box with 8 4TB drives and three SSD's connected.
@selea The FreeNAS box is connected via 10GbE. I also have a HP Microserver with four 2TB drives running FreeNAS hosting backups. It's in another building on my property. Also have a fairly modern Fujitsu server with dual XEONS and 128GB RAM that I don't use at the moment. Dual Edgerouters 8-R for interwebz and various switches from HP and Cisco around the property. Unifi for wifi. Think that's about it. I have run fiber between the buildings on my property because why not.
@selea It's all a bit overkill, I know. I have gotten most if not all of my stuff for free.
@selea I wouldn't mind trading some Xeon stuff for a MicroVAX or an AlphaServer to run VMS on.
@selea I could maybe post some pictures that serve as a cautionary tale against the dangers of computer hoarding.
Mine's more of a labgore! :). Works for now!
I guess for this you'd need a special plan with your ISP for fast upload and a static IP? I've been wondering about the possibility of running servers from home recently but have no idea where I would start.
Well, I have 250/250 but dynamic IP. The dynamic IP is solved by having Dynamic DNS with linux.pizza freedns service running and PowerDNS ALIAS records on the same environment.
Oh cool. I forgot you could do dynamic dns
@selea Here you go :)
Tho the main server (A Dell PE2950) is in the heaterroom for ehm... _obvious reasons_...
This is just the NAS
@selea oh right, it's a tad bit outdated the pic as well.
Removed the black switch on top and moved the white one all the way to the top of the rack
Looks like the perfect man-cave!!!!
What do you use the homelab for?
Also, have you tried OmniOS? It is based on IllumOS which is based of OpenSolaris :)
@selea I don't have a recent picture, but it's a couple of GL-inet routers, a intel NUC, a couple of naked raspberry PIs and a QNAP 2 bay nas.
...all mounted on a 5 euro Ikea shoe rack. Pun intended.
Lowpowered, low noise - I like!
What do you use it for?
@selea media (kodi), docker host for various purposes (nextcloud, gitea, but most importantly home assistant, a home automation hub)
@selea when I built the furniture for our storage room, I planned a space for our home server. Now it’s perfect because noise is controlled and the heat is perfect to keep the pasta and flour dry.
What kind of case is that? The HDD's docks looks nice!
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