Home My Home Lab 2016 – 2020

My Home Lab 2016 – 2020

by Tommy Grot

 

Server & Storage Infrastructure

  • Dell PowerEdge R720XD – Production ESXi Host
    • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2695 v2 @ 2.40GHz (256GB RAM) – 24TB 10k SAS Storage

       

      • Primary VMware ESXi 6.7U2 Host. over 40+ Virtual Machines
  • Dell PowerEdge R720 – Storage Node
    • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz (64GB RAM) 180TB of RAW Storage 
      • Primary Storage Controller – Windows Server 2016 ( Storage Space, ReFS)
  • Dell PowerEdge R820 – Lab Host

     

    • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-4640 v2 @ 2.40GHz (256GB RAM) – 2TB of SSD Storage
      • Primary VMware ESXi 6.7U2 15+ Lab Virtual Machines
  • Dell PowerEdge R820 – Lab Host

     

    • 4 x Intel Xeon E5-4640 @ 2.40GHz (256GB RAM) 2TB of SSD Storage
      • Secondary Lab ESXi – 20 Virtual Machines
  • 3 x Dell PowerEdge R620 – vSAN Lab
    • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2609 @ 2.40GHz (64GB RAM) vSAN Cluster 8.5TB Storage
  • Dell PowerEdge R720XD – Archive Cold Storage
    • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2667 @ 2.90GHz (64GB) – 24TB of Cold Storage

Networking Infrastructure

  • 2 x Ubiquiti Networks – Edge Router Pro (ERPro-8)
  • 1 x Cisco Web Security Appliance ( Running ESXi 6.5 for virtualized pfSense Firewall)
  • 1 x Dell Networking 8164f (48 10Gb SFP+)
  • 1 x Dell PowerConnect 5524 (DMZ Access Switch)
  • 1 x Dell PowerConnect 5524 (Wireless Access Point PoE Switch)
  • 1 x Dell PowerConnect 5548 ( Home Network Connectivity 1Gb)

Network Backbone Specs

  • All Dell PowerEdge servers are interconnected via Dual 10Gb/s SFP+ (LACP).
  • Running OSPF routing protocol (Open Shortest Path First) between the home and lab network.
  • Isolated DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) for any kind of web hosting. (This website is actually hosted in my home lab! 🙂

Power Infrastructure

  • 2 x EATON 2000va UPS (uninterruptible power supply)
  • 2 x APC 7830 20VA 120V PDU ( power distribution units)

 

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