Home Home Lab 2021 – (Current Lab)

Home Lab 2021 – (Current Lab)

by Tommy Grot

For a new fresh start of my home data center project/home lab. This new setup will consist of new equipment.

Overall Cluster Specifications

  • 232GHz 6x Intel Xeon E5-2680v4 & Intel Silver CPU’s
  • 1.7TB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
  • 180TB SAS-SSD/HDD Storage Total

Server & Storage Infrastructure

  • All-Flash vSAN Cluster (3 DellEMC PowerEdge R730XDs)
  • Dell PowerEdge R730XD – Production Host
    • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 @ 2.40GHz (512GB RAM) – 7TB Total vSAN Storage  
      • VMware ESXi 7.0 U3
      • Quad Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40Gb/s (Data, vSAN)
      • Quad Intel X710 NDC SFP+ 10Gb/s
  • Dell PowerEdge R730XD – Production Host
    • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 @ 2.40GHz (512GB RAM) – 7TB Total vSAN Storage
      • VMware ESXi 7.0 U3
      • Quad Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40Gb/s (Data, vSAN)
      • Quad Intel X710 NDC SFP+ 10Gb/s
  • Dell PowerEdge R730XD – Production Host
    • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 @ 2.40GHz (512GB RAM) – 7TB Total vSAN Storage
      • VMware ESXi 7.0 U3
      • Quad Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40Gb/s (Data, vSAN)
      • Quad Intel X710 NDC SFP+ 10Gb/s
  • Dell PowerEdge R740 – Production VDI Host
    • 2 x Intel Xeon Silver 4108 @ 1.80GHz (256GB RAM) – 4TB Total SSD Storage
      • VMware ESXi 7.0 U3
      • Quad Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40Gb/s (Data, vSAN)
      • Quad Intel X710 NDC SFP+ 10Gb/s
  • Dell PowerEdge R740XD – Storage Server
    •  1 x Intel Scalable Bronze 6 Core – 32GB RAM – 95TB Storage ( iSCSI, NFS, SMB)
      • Dual Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40Gb/s (80Gb/s Backbone for NAS/SAN)
  • Dell PowerEdge R740XD – Archive Storage Server
    •  1 x Intel Scalable Bronze 6 Core – 32GB RAM – 50TB Storage ( iSCSI, NFS, SMB)
      • Dual Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40Gb/s (80Gb/s Backbone for NAS/SAN)

Infrastructure

  • 1 x pfSense Firewall (Dell PowerEdge R330)
  • 1 x Arista DCS-7050QX-32-F-S 32x QSFP+ (Primary Core Switch)
  • 1 x Arista DCS-7050QX-35-F 40GbE Switch (Secondary Core Switch)
  • 1 x Cisco Catalyst C3750X PoE+
  • 1 x Cisco Catalyst C3650-24-PS PoE+
  • 1 x APC Netshelter 48U SX (Dell)

Network Backbone Specs

  • Quad 40Gb/s QSFP+ Backbone for Management and vSAN
  • Quad 10Gb/s SFP+ Backbone for iSCSI Storage
  • Isolated DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) for any kind of web hosting. (This website is actually hosted in my home lab! 🙂

Power Infrastructure

  • 2 x EATON 1500va UPS (uninterruptible power supply)
  • 2 x APC 7830 20VA 120V PDU ( power distribution units)
  • 2 x 20AMP Circuits A/B topology

Cooling Infrastructure

  • 1 x AC Infinity Cloudline Inline Duct Fan 8″ ( Heat is repurposed and exhausted to other areas of home)
  • 1 x AC Infinity Cloudline Inline Duct Fan 6″ (Cool air is brought in with 6″ AC Infinity)

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