Homelab

Sometimes you want to test some wacky ideas. Sometimes (all the the time) you shouldn't take production down with your wacky ideas. For everything else there's Mast homelabs.

I started to build a homelab for two reasons:

  • To run some services out of my own home.
  • To build knowledge and skills on server management.

As my homelab matured, it became more and more crucial that I did not take down my servers with my experiments. In the future, maybe I will expand my homelab for higher availability. However, my electicity bill and my wallet do not agree. To avoid downtime, I also have a whitebox server solely for testing wacky ideas.

R210 II

Firewall / Router


OS:
pfSense
CPU:
Intel Xeon E3-1240
Memory:
8 GB

R510

Storage


OS:
FreeNAS
CPU:
2x Intel Xeon X5670
Memory:
64 GB

R710

VM Host


OS:
Debian
CPU:
2x Intel Xeon X5670
Memory:
144GB