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Mobile Home Lab

Journeyman

Mobile Home Lab

Here's a link to the story of building the version one of my mobile home lab with 8 server nodes and a master node for holding the sources and VMs for automating the builds:

 

https://www.infrageeks.com/blog/my-new-mobile-lab

 

All in one lab with a converted PSU to drive all of the components (except the HDMI switch) so that it runs off a single power cable. 

 

And a pic of the version 2 where I replace the passively cooled MiniPCs with 32 Gb Gigabyte BRIX boxes. Using the vGhetto driver for the USB-C Ethernet adapters so that every machine is dual-ethernet for testing redundancy and failover behavior...

 

 

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3 REPLIES
Trendsetter

Re: Mobile Home Lab

Amazing, we had the same idea Smiley Wink

Journeyman

Re: Mobile Home Lab

Yours is much more portable than mine. Curious if keeping the NUCs in the mousse poses any heat or airflow problems. I went with custom brackets to keep the interior as open as possible. 

Trendsetter

Re: Mobile Home Lab

Yes, this is also something that I'm monitoring, I see heat .... I feel heat but I need to make some more test like a full day operating with measurements ...