What’s Humming In My Homelab

If you’re part of the IT crowd, you probably share our insatiable curiosity about what’s humming away inside other people’s homelabs. It’s where we put our skills to the test, outside the confines of our workplace. Whether it’s tinkering with hardware, optimizing networking setups, delving into virtualization, or fine-tuning virtual machines, our homelabs are where the real magic happens. So, let’s take a peek into my homelab setup for 2020.

What Does My Homelab Run?

The way I interface with the lab changes all too often but usually its on my work laptop or desktop using Remote Desktop, VMRC, or

My Local Server

  • 1x Arris Cable Modem – ISP (Comcast)
  • 1x Ubiquiti Edgerouter 12P
  • 1x Cisco 3750G 24 Port PoE Switch
  • 2x 1U PDU’s
  • 1x Dell PowerEdge R410
  • 1x Dell PowerEdge R710
  • 1x Dell PowerEdge R720
  • 1x APC 1500 Watt UPS

Remote Server Rack

  • 1x ONT – ISP (Verizon)
  • 1x Ubiquiti Edgerouter 4
  • 1x Ubiquiti Unifi 16 Port PoE Switch
  • 1x Cisco 3750 24 Port PoE Switch
  • 1x 24 Port Patch Panel Cat 5E
  • 1x Dell PowerEdge R710
  • 1x APC 1500 Watt UPS

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