Category: Home Lab

Cabling new r610s

HomeLab: Networking – PT 1 – spaghetti

Today was dedicated to Networking – PT 1. As it was too damn hot here today I decided to let the Server Room build sit for a little bit longer (heck, what’s another week).  I

4 new Dell R610's

HomeLab: Hardware Milestone 1 – New Servers!

For a long while now I’ve been on the hunt for new Servers to eventually add to my HomeLab. Late night Gumtree trawling the other night lead me to find someone local offering some Dell

HomeLab: Fixing issue with the proposed network configuration.

After a 3am epiphany about the issues I was facing the with new network configuration,  I dedicated a bit of time to redesigned my proposal. Originally the below was the planned configuration for ‘internal switches’

hot aisle door lock top

HomeLab: Server Room Build – PT9 – cold aisle isolation

Today I’ll go into more detail about the cold Aisle isolation… With the heat & costs of electricity in Australia, I set out to do everything in my power to keep cooling costs and temps

DIY Cable raceway pieces

HomeLab: Server Room Build – PT8 – DIY Cable raceway

While the requirement for a cable raceway wasn’t really all that great, I did need something to lay a few fibre and Ethernet cables. Due to the cost of your typical cable raceway (unless you