Magslab


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My lab mainly consists of hand me down equipment with some new stuff added in:
LABESX01
  • HP DL360G7
  • 2*6-core xeon
  • 120GB RAM
  • 4+600GB SAS in raid 5
  • ESXi 6.5
LABESX02
  • HP DL160G6
  • 2*4-core Xeon
  • 48GB RAM
  • no disks
  • ESXi 6.5
  • 1* Samsung Evo 850 500GB
  • 1* Samsung 1TB Sata
Storage:
QNAP TS-431P
  • 2*2TB Seagate Ironwolf[list]
  • 500GB for LAB
  • rest for home use
  • 2*3TB Seagate Ironwolf
    • all presented as iSCSI
    [/list]Switches:
    2*Allied Telesis AT-GS950/8 linked with fibre just because
    By default the servers are powered down to save on the power bill.

    This is al placed on top or in an IKEA Lack Rack but not the default $5 lack most people use but the longer one that has a shelve since one of the servers didn't come with rails:
    And since this isn't true without pictures:


    And yes that's a target duck on the right with some nerf ammo since this attick room doubles as Nerf shooting gallery. Complete with a Philips Hue Color bulb in the hallway so the kids can set the room safe to enter (green) or unsafe (red).
    Wishlist:
    • Time to play with CE
    • Intel NUC to run some VM's 24/7
    • switchable PDU to save power
    • Moar RAM (so if anyone has free 8GB ECC DDR3 for me?)

    Update:
    Magslab has been expanded with:
    LABESX03
    DL380G7
    2* quad xeon 6620
    50GB RAM
    6*146GB SAS (from labesx01
    This node I wanted to used for Nutanix CE but had some issues with raid controllers and things.
    LABESX01: the 146GB disks have been replaced with 600GB ones and the ssd's removed
    LABESX02 got one of the 500GB ssd's and a 1TB sata disk so it can and does run CE embedded on ESXi because CE didn't like the PCIe sata controller I have nor the P410 smart array controller.
    Sadly LABESX03 has to be on the ground under the enterprise lackrack since it probably will not like the weight (already has issues with 2 pizzaboxes)
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    Wow! That's a respectable amount of RAM for a homelab!
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    Didn't know that you have such a Server room in your home !
    Hope the home electricity tariff is somehow smooth with you!!!

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    The lab is powered down by default, just have to send it the magic packets to wake up though 🙂
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    Yea "by default" - it must be!
    Enjoy the weekend buddy...
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    Update:
    Magslab has been expanded with:
    LABESX03
    DL380G7
    2* quad xeon 6620
    50GB RAM
    6*146GB SAS (from labesx01
    This node I wanted to used for Nutanix CE but had some issues with raid controlelrs and things.
    LABESX01: the 146GB disks have been replaced with 600GB ones and the ssd's removed
    LABESX02 got one of the 500GB ssd's and a 1TB sata disk so it can and does run CE embedded on ESXi because CE didn't like the PCIe sata controller I have nor the P410 smart array controller.
    Sadly LABESX03 has to be ont he ground under the enterprise lackrack since it probably will not like the weight (already has issues with 2 pizzaboxes)
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    Awesome lab WouterKursten - I need to get my homelab game on. Thanks for sharing!

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