Homelab

Home Datacenter 2017 "It's Time To Move"

Below is a link to my walk-through of my home lab. I hope everyone enjoys!

Just to get this out of the way first... I do live in a townhouse that I rent. So, it's kind of hard to make things the way I actually want to make them with wires going through the wall, AP's hanging from the ceiling, etc.,. so with that bearing in mind. I did move my network equipment from my upstairs spare bedroom aka IT junk room to the enclosed dell poweredge 4220 42u rack. I do however have one existing cable in red that snakes its way up the stair to my office/gaming room.
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Homelab Upgrade Plans

Homelab 2017 Projects


I have a good bit of restructuring in my homelab which I will later upload a video to my channel or blog about it whichever comes first. If you take a look at the picture below and compare it to the Home Lab 2016 blog. You will notice that the Dell Poweredge R710 is now part of my vcenter cluster. I also have added a handful of virtual machines to the environment. With that being said I have some matters to handle to make this lab more "enterprise-like".

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Home Data Center 2017

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Home Lab 2016

Since restructuring the website Hotmodz.net several times I have been working with this fascinating program from Realmac Software called Rapid Weaver. Between building the website with a more user friendly design and training for more Cisco certs. It was nice to have some downtime to add/remove hardware to my home lab environment. As seen in the picture below, the Dell PowerEdge 4220 was purchased at a local reseller earlier in the year to help expand my equipment and organization in my home. Having this 42u rack is really going to spruce up the “Home Wan”. Read More…
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