Home Lab Gear

I got bit by the homelab bug pretty hard! Through countless hours browsing /r/homelab, I found that used servers are great to learn on as well as self-host services that would be beneficial to my family and I.

Equipment

  • Startech 25U Rack
  • Dell r210 – pfSense
    • Intex Xeon E3-1220V2
    • 8GB PC3L Ram
    • 650GB Hard Drive
    • 4 Port NIC
    • iDRAC6 Enterprise
  • Dell r510 – FreeNAS
    • 2 – Intel L5640
    • 32GB DDR3 ECC Ram
    • 2 – 32GB USB SSD – OS Drives
    • 4 – 8TB WD Red Drives – Raid Z2
    • 2 – 2 Port NIC
    • Dell H200 Raid Card – Flashed to IT Mode
    • iDRAC6 Enterprise
  • Dell r710 – Proxmox
    • 2 – Intel L5640
    • 96GB DDR3 ECC Ram
    • 2 – 500GB Samsung EVO SSD – Raid 1
    • 4 – 500GB 15k SAS Drives – Raid 10
    • 2 – 4 Port NIC
    • Dell H700 Raid Card
    • iDRAC6 Enterprise
  • Cisco 3560G – 24 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • TP Link TL-SG105E (2)
  • Ubiquiti UniFi AC Pro – Wireless Access Point
Homelab Layout

A simplified look into my homelab

 


Future Plans

What good would a list be without adding another list? Here’s the stuff that would ‘complete’ my lab. I know it’s never really done but this would get me closer!

  • UPS
  • KVM Switch
  • 48 Port Gigabit Switch with 10GB SFP+ uplinks
  • 10GB NICs for the Servers
  • 4 More 8TB WD Reds
  • SSD for pfSense OS
  • SSDs for FreeNAS
  • 4 more SSDs for Proxmox

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